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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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La Paz already has laws proposed by citizens through the Citizens Legislative Initiative (ILC)

Four Laws and two Municipal Ordinances submitted through this procedure have already been ...

Taoyuan wins the XII IOPD Award

The city of Taoyuan, in Taiwan, has been awarded at the closing ceremony of the 18th IOPD Conference with the prize ...

case studies

Por Mi Barrio (For my Borough – FMB)

For my Borough-FMB is a new initiative implemented in Montevideo. FMB allows locals to report incidents to the local ...

Agueda, Child Friendly City

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


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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