Local Democracy will be at the core of the 2019 UCLG Congress

The IOPD is glad to share the activities related to local participatory democracy organized in the framework of the UCLG Congress and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

- Tuesday 12th, 12:30-13:30

The Role of Agenda 2030 in Creating Citizenship: How Can Local Governments Use the SDGs to Connect With Their Citizens? The AICCRE will explain how local citizenship and Participatory Democracy can be built through SDGs. 


- Tuesday 12th, 15:00 - 16:30

Human Rights Approach to the City

UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (CSIPDHR) and the Catalan Fund for Development Cooperation will explore approaches of Human Rights and right to the city roles to achieve Participatory Democracy.

This session will also include a Lab Participatory Video for Local Democracy presented by the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD).


- Wednesday 13th, 12:45 - 16:30

On the same day, will take place a Plenary about Reinventing Local Democracy. Local leaders such as Ms. Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona and President of Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB); Mr. Christian di Candia, Mayor of Montevideo; Ms. Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis; Mr. Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg will be discussing the need to re-invent democracy.

- Wednesday 13th, 16:00-17:30

Special Session about The Future of Transparency and Open Government

New governments model that respond to citizen's needs will be highlighted during this session coordinated by the UCLG Community of Practice on Transparency and Open Government. 


- Thursday 14th

A Town Hall Track about Right To The City is organized so civil society stakeholders can co-create together the future of the municipal movement. Participatory Democracy will be a major subject as it must part of the Right to the city. 


IOPD Special Session on Thursday 14th, 15:00 - 16:30 

The IOPD will coordinate the Lab Listening to Citizens, to present different experiences and approaches to include citizens, so Local Democracy can be put at the Center of Governance. 

The detailed program is available here: 

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