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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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Commenting and voting phase of IOPD Award candidacies begins

IOPD members can now comment on and vote for innovative experiences in citizen ...

The 20th IOPD Conference has been postponed and is set to take place in 2021

The Coordination Committee of the IOPD agrees July dates are not ...

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Better Neighborhoods

Citizens submit ideas for projects they think will improve their ...

Activation protocol of empty spaces by Transversal Landscape (#EgiaMapa Project)

The #EgiaMapa project starts a participatory process based on the idea of “urbanism meanwhile”, in which reflects on public ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 102 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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