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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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Marc Serra, new IOPD Secretary General

Welcome letter from Marc Serra, the new IOPD Secretary ...

The stage to participate in the elaboration of the IOPD General Assembly's Final Resolution is now open

IOPD members can take part in the elaboration final resolution until ...

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Participatory Budgeting - Various approaches in Slovakia

Jana ...

Better Neighborhoods

Citizens submit ideas for projects they think will improve their ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 98 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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