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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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Marc Serra, new IOPD Secretary General

Welcome letter from Marc Serra, the new IOPD Secretary ...

The stage to participate in the elaboration of the IOPD General Assembly's Final Resolution is now open

IOPD members can take part in the elaboration final resolution until ...

case studies

Single Suffrage Ballot for neighborhood centers

The implementation of the Single Ballot of Suffrage for the renewal of authorities of the Neighborhood Centers, was an ...

Improving public infrastructure in primaries schools

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 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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