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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 secretary general of the IOPD participates in several conferences in Mexico

Fernando Pindado was invited to make several presentations at conferences on citizen participation in the country that will ...

Citizen participation is at the center of the Portuguese municipality debate

Maia hosted a workshop on public policies of local governments where transparency and participation appear as strategic ...

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Bogota Leader

Bogota Leader is one of the emblem strategies of the Administration of the Colombian capital, coordinated by the Institute ...

'Our Money, Our Say!' - Budgeting by Inclusion

To achieve greater levels of equality in terms of participation and to integrate diversity as a criterion for ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 97 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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