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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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The french city of Strasbourg is launching its second Participatory Budgeting

Last November 4th, the city of Strasbourg launched an annual participatory budgeting for the second time in the framework of ...

Pitfalls of Aiming to Empower the Bottom from the Top

The Case of Philippine Participatory ...

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The pilot project of the city of Sion in Switzerland, for a more participatory democracy

The University of Geneve and the city of Sion are organizing a jury of citizen that will analize political ...

Proyecto Nueva Alameda Providencia

Redesign project of the main avenue of the city (and of the country) that arises as a project of integral urban recovery ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 100 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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