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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 in the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

Activities organized or where the IOPD participates within the framework of the World Urban Forum ...

Side Event "Participatory Budgeting in Asian Cities: A Pathway towards Achieving the New Urban Agenda approaches"

Side event during the ...

case studies

Social and Community Development Plan of Trinitat Nova

Activities: Listing of projects currently in operation: 1. Information (Internal). 2. External ...

Regional Law 69: Rules concerning the Promotion of Participation in the Elaboration of Regional and Local Policies

Development of a law to incentivise citizensí ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 91 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.