The call for the 2022 IOPD Award is now open

Submit your proposals until May 31, 2022

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) invites local and regional governments to submit their proposal for the 16th edition of the award. This Award is delivered annually to recognize successful experiences and public policies on citizen participation, community engagement, democratic innovation,  public deliberation and open government.

The nominations will be evaluated by an expert jury once they have passed a first evaluation stage by all IOPD members through the online platform PARTICIPATE OIDP. The purpose of this initial stage is, on the one hand, to give visibility to all proposals and, on the other hand, to collect the members' opinions on all practices submitted. 

The deadline for proposal submissions is 31 May 2022. Proposals may be submitted by mail to in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese


We invite you to visit the Award website to find out more about the terms, calendar, and how to submit a proposal, and to read the terms of the award.

If you have any questions, please send an email to


- Award Website

- FAQs

- Nomination file (in English)

- Terms of the Award