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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 Valencia City Council submits a new regulation on citizen participation

The document aims to create "citizen spokespeople" in which neighbourhood associations, entities and social ...

Barcelona hosts the #Cities4Rights international conference

The event has been held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human ...

case studies

Encouraging Community Organizations. Example of Participation

Encouraging to Community Organizations Examples of Participation, it is a contest through which aims to encourage the ...

Participatory Process for the preparation of the regulation ordenance of the Historic Center of Aínsa

Information Phase: The participatory process began with an information session in late September 2012, which announced the ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 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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