Citizen Participation and Climate Action

19th IOPD conference



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.

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European Democracy action plan presented by the European Union

The Commission encourages Member States to reinforce civil society capacities at both national and local

Barcelona opens a new space for participation by young people

The City Council announced on 3 December that  a new participatory process is under way for the city’s teenagers

"Women's interests might be perceived as something particular to them, leading to harmful decisions for 50% of the population"

The IOPD interviews Ismael Peña-López, Director General of Citizen Participation and Electoral Processes of


Citizen Participation during the Covid Pandemic: Insights from Local Practices in European Cities

Evidence from European cities shows emerging trends of shortterm local participatory practices focussed on the provision of

Beyond Inclusion: Critical Race Theory and Participatory Budgeting

Paper by Celina

Participatory Democracy, Decentralization and Local Governance: the Montreal Participatory Budget in the light of 'Empowered Participatory Governance'

Paper by Caroline Patsias, Anne Latendresse and Laurence