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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 general secretariat launches a new consultation among the members of the IOPD

How to consolidate the IOPD? Goals and governance ...

Call for the IOPD 2018 General Assembly

Registration to participate in the General Assembly is now ...

case studies

Participatory Gender Budget in Wenling of Zhejiang Province in China

This experience was presented as candidate for the 9th IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation in ...

Label "villes et villages citoyens"

Who's presenting the candidacy?  The city of Hazebrouck (22,000 inhabitants in the department of Nord - France), ...


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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