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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. [ + info ]

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The general secretariat launches a new consultation among the members of the IOPD

How to consolidate the IOPD? Goals and governance ...

Call for the IOPD 2018 General Assembly

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case studies

Diploma in Citizen Empowerment

This project seeks to offer academic resources and methodological-practical tools to formulate and / or answer the simplest ...

Participatory Process in the Development of the Regulation of the Law on Participation and Social Control in the Municipality of La Paz, Bolivia.

This experience was submitted at the 8th IOPD ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 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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