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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. [ + info ]

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The IOPD participates in the 1st World Forum of Intermediary Cities

The city of Chefchaouen has hosted this summit, which aims to give visibility to the importance that cities of between ...

Recommendation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers to member States on the participation of citizens in local public life

Council of ...

case studies

Boston Youth Participatory Budgeting

The City of Boston is making $1 million available through Youth Lead the Change. Engage in a democratic process in the ...

Free Labs for social participation

An initiative that seeks to combine political knowledge with the hacker culture to democratize and strengthen ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 93 countries around the world.

IOPD receives two kinds of members. Local or regional governments that join IOPD are registered as associate members. On the other side universities, research centres and associations are welcomed as collaborating members.


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