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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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Marc Serra new Secretary General of the IOPD

The Councilor of the City Council of Barcelona will hold the position replacing Fernando ...

Call for Candidate Cities to host the next IOPD Conference 2020

The city that organizes the conference will also hold the presidency of the ...

case studies

Climb and Win Program

This experience arises from the need to involve the population in the development and improvement of quality of life for ...

Management plan of aragonese cooperation for 2016/2019 development

The director plan of aragonese cooperation for development 2016/2019 consists in the elaboration of a main document through ...


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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