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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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Nariño wins the 13th IOPD Award

The Province of Nariño, in Colombia, has been awarded at the closing ceremony of the 19th IOPD Conference with the ...

Decidim, the digital platform, at the service of human rights entities in Barcelona

On November 21st, five human rights organizations signed an agreement allowing the use of Barcelona's digital platform ...

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OmaStadi online service

Joint and dynamic work towards a more democratic participatory budget. Community workshops and brainstorming related to ...

Wireless ? the sound of participation

The last stage of a participatory budgeting experience in Campi Bisenzio, ...


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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