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Participatory budget of Paris: nearly 500 projects submitted to the vote of the Parisians

19-09-2017

All Parisians are invited to vote from 13 September to 1 October for projects proposed by residents to improve or enhance life in the capital. The Paris City Council reserves 100 million euros of its investment budget to finance the most popular projects.

The IOPD has participated in the final Transit Conference

18-09-2017

The IOPD is one of the 20 networks that have studied the TRANSIT project as innovators in social transformation

Cascais wins the the GIFT Public Participation in Fiscal Policy and Budget Making Award for his Participatory Budgeting

12-09-2017

The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) is a global network that facilitates dialogue between governments, civil society organizations, private sector and other stakeholders to find and share solutions to challenges in fiscal transparency and participation. 

The OECD launch an online public consultation for its Recommendation of the Council on Open Government

11-07-2017

To participate in the consultation please click here.

Signing of Agreement between UCLG-Afrique, Enda Ecopop, IOPD Africa and Assoal/ School of Governance and the Inter-African Alliance of the Participatory Budgeting

10-07-2017

In the continuity of its process of setting up the College of participatory budgeting, the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa signed on June, 1st, 2017, a framework convention of cooperation with IOPD Africa and other african organizations. 

Publication of the book "Feminisms for Participation"

05-07-2017

The IOPD has collaborated in the publication of this book

The City of La Paz won the 11th IOPD Award

05-07-2017

The Municipal Government of La Paz (Bolivia) has won the 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen's Participation" for its experience Neighborhoods and Communities of Truth Programs.

The city of Barcelona has been chosen to host the 18th IOPD Conference

18-06-2017

Italian local elections, 2017

12-06-2017

The Italian administrative elections in 2017 took place on Sunday, June 11, with a possible balloting on Sunday, June 25. [1] Elections took place in 1010 municipalities (785 belonging to regions with ordinary status and 225 to regions with special status) [2]. In Trentino-Alto Adige and Valle d'Aosta

Cambodian communal elections, 2017

06-06-2017

Communal elections were held in Cambodia on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in May 2017

31-05-2017

9 local or regional governments and organizations have been accepted as new IOPD members in May 2017

Federal voting of May 21 2017 in Switzerland

22-05-2017

Vote results: Energy Law

Referendums in Swiss cantons on 21 May

22-05-2017

Zurich voters support current foreign language approach

Nepal held its first local elections in 20 years

17-05-2017

After two lost decades, Nepalis are finally getting ready to vote in local elections for 481 Village Councils, 246 Municipalities and 17 Metropolitan Cities. In the two-phased elections on 14 May and 14 June, nearly 14 million citizens will be casting their ballots for the first time under the new Constitution, for representatives in new local structures.

L'Aquila (Italy) will host the second edition of the Festival of participation from 6 to 9 July

17-05-2017

The festival will be focused on the citizen participation as a condition and resource for a quality democracy.

 

North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2017

15-05-2017

The turnout was 65.17%, higher than the 2012 elections (59.6%).

West Bank 2017 municipal election

15-05-2017

West Bank municipal election results revealed amid low turnout, party boycotts

Results of Chicago's 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Initiative 2017 Announced

08-05-2017

Ballots were cast by 2,911 ward residents

Schleswig-Holstein state election, 2017

08-05-2017

State elections were held in Schleswig-Holstein on 7 May 2017

2017 United Kingdom Local Elections

08-05-2017

The 2017 United Kingdom local elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017. Local elections were held across Great Britain, with elections to 35 English local authorities and all councils in Scotland and Wales.

City of Vernon launches new engagement website, participatory budget for residents

03-05-2017

New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in April 2017

02-05-2017

IOPD 11th Award Finalists

19-04-2017

Finalist Cities to 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen's Participation"

 

Finnish municipal elections, 2017

18-04-2017

Municipal elections were held in Finland on Sunday, 9 April 2017. In the elections, municipal councillors and deputy councillors are elected for the next four-year term. The total number of councillors to be elected in the entire country is 8,999. The local councils' term of office will begin on 1 June 2017.

IOPD: mapping Citizen Participation worldwide

20-03-2017

The Barcelona City Council presents its proposal for a Regulation of Citizen Participation

20-03-2017

World Forum for Democracy 2017: call for lab submissions

13-03-2017

More than 212,000 people participate in the first citizen vote in Madrid

02-03-2017

  • High participation has forced to delay votes scrutiny and the publication of results

  • “Single Transport Voucher” and “Madrid 100% sustainable” have been the two proposals widely approved by the people of Madrid

  • Project “Welcome Mother Nature” project to remodel Plaza España has beaten “Walk throug

New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in February 2017

22-02-2017

Six cities in the metropolitan area to use the decicim.barcelona software

06-02-2017

Barcelona City Council has signed an agreement with the consortium of local administrations Localret, Barcelona Provincial Council and six metropolitan municipalities (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Terrassa, Sabadell, Badalona, Gavà and Sant Cugat del Vallès) to share the software for the participatory platform decidim.barcelona.

Candidacies submitted to the 11th IOPD Distinction

02-02-2017

Having ended the deadline for submitting applications to the 11th Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" the Technical Secretary  has received 48 candidatures coming from 25 different countries, overcoming the 36 of last edition and the 32 of the ninth.

 

Madrid inhabitants can decide which projects will be financed with the 100 million euros of the public budget 2018

02-02-2017

The process to present projects to invest 100 millions euros in participative budget starts the 18th January.

Madrid starts a citizen consultation about pedestrianization of Gran Vía

24-01-2017

From 13th to 19th February Madrid citizens will decide how to improve Gran Vía and make it more appealing to pedestrian.

The IODP has attended the Habitat 3 Conference

31-12-2016

Habitat 3 was the United Nations Conference on housing and sustainable urban development held in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. This summit saw the approval of the New Urban Agenda, which will provide the guidelines for gearing efforts towards the development of cities for an extensive range of players...

The IODP has attended the Bogota Summit of Local Leaders

03-01-2017

The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders was held in the Colombian capital from 12 to 15 October, bringing together mayors, councillors, municipal officials and members of civil society. The Chair of the IODP Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, played an active part in various plenary sessions and at the UCLG's Assembly and World Council, championing the role of local governments as the players for international governance.

Statement on the detention of the mayors of Diyarbakir

04-11-2016

Democracy Day

12-09-2016

Bachir Kanouté participates in the 6th World Human Rights Cities Forum 2016 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea

21-07-2016

The Presidency and the Secretary General of the IOPD meet to coordinate the work period 2016-2017

17-06-2016

A delegation from the City of Montreal has come to the City of Barcelona in order to prepare the activities for the period 2016-2017.

Release of the report on the consultation on reducing Montrealers’ dependence on fossil energies

16-06-2016

The City of Montreal elected as the new president of the IOPD for the period 2016 -2017

26-05-2016

10th Award “Best Practice in Citizen’s Participation” outcomes

09-05-2016

New members attached to the IOPD in March 2016

01-04-2016

Technical mission to prepare the 16th IOPD Conference

10-03-2016

New members attached to the IOPD during 2015

07-01-2016

Letter of welcome from the new General Secretary

04-01-2016

A session on Participatory Budgeting was held at Africities Summit

07-12-2015

Seattle Launches Citywide Youth PB

20-11-2015

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) takes a Leading Role in International Research Partnership on Participation and Democracy”

13-10-2015

Participatory Budgeting processes start in 6 US cities

29-09-2015

The Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau visit the UCLG and IOPD offices

16-09-2015

Official presentation of the 16th International Observatory of Participatory Democracy Conference

04-09-2015

New IODP members adhered in August

01-09-2015

The municipality of Quart de Poblet wins the 9th IOPD Award

30-03-2015

The city of Matola (Mozambique), elected as new presidency of the IOPD, and home of the 16th International Conference.

06-07-2015

IOPD Internal Meeting

10-03-2015

March 25 – Madrid

Annual assessment of the IOPD

02-03-2015

For IOPD members

Open the period to choose the chair of the IOPD in 2016

18-02-2015

U.S. Public Participation Playbook Open Beta

04-02-2015

Nominations submitted to the 9th IOPD Distinction

22-12-2014

Call of jury for the 9th Distinction for Best Practice in Citizen Participation

28-10-2014

15th IOPD Conference: Madrid 24 - 26 March, 2015

29-01-2015

Parisians have their say on city’s first €20m ‘participatory budget’

09-10-2014

Article about Paris Participatory Budgeting in The Guardian

The IOPD Secretary- General meets with the Comptroller General of Mexico City

02-10-2014

IOPD attends Participedia meeting

10-09-2014

IOPD and Mercociudades have signed a collaboration agreement

17-06-2014

The city of Chengdu, China, has won the 8th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"

05-06-2014

Ceremony 8th IOPD Distinction

30-05-2014

Program 14th IOPD Conference

31-05-2014

Participatory Budgeting Project Wins 1st Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State

23-04-2014

This member of the OIDP has received this award for its work in promoting participatory democracy.

The period for the choice of the Presidency of the IOPD during 2015 is open

28-03-2014

The IOPD present at the Kyoto Smart City Expo

31-03-2014

The Commissioner for Public Participation and Associations of Barcelona City Council and Head of the Technical Secretariat of the OIDP Carles Agustí, spoke at the Smart City Expo held in Kyoto to introduced theOpen Government project of Barcelona and to explain the role of the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy.

CBM Rapport presentation in Phillipines

26-03-2014

Comittee on Participatory budgeting in the City of VIC

14-11-2013

Webpage about German PB now in English!

25-10-2013

From current information, to FAQs, to the map of participatory budgeting (PB) in Germany – you can now find everything worth knowing about PB and more in English by visiting www.buergerhaushalt.org/en. This new English platform presents procedures and methods used in PB both in Germany and worldwide. We are launching it to further advance the international dialogue on PB.

How Participatory Budgeting became normal practice on the NYC Council

12-09-2013

San Francisco To Test Online Participatory Budgeting

12-09-2013

Participatory Budgeting in NYC: Thinking Critically and Looking Forward

07-05-2013

Vallejo (California) became the first U.S. municipality to fully adopt participatory budgeting.

23-04-2013

Conference for E-democracy and Open Government - Call for papers

14-12-2012

Deadline for the submissions: 15 January 2013.

Communities vote for culture - participatory budgeting in Great Britain

13-12-2012

Is participatory budgeting good news for the cultural sector?

The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability, and Transparency (BTAP) has recently launched its website

26-11-2012

Fiji: Participatory democracy in action – a constitution of the people

12-11-2012

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s plan to involve everyone in the formulation of Fiji’s fourth constitution has been translated into action. Consultations with political parties, non-governmental organisations and citizens are taking place all over Fiji to draft a new constitution by 2013.

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy.

09-11-2012