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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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A new film about the next steps for participatory budgeting in Scotland

See how PB in Scotland is Moving Toward the ...

THE OCPM launches a consultation on access roads to Mount Royal

The Montreal Public Advisory Board has been mandated by the Executive Committee to conduct a public consultation to evaluate ...

case studies

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents ...

The Citizens' Assembly on Brexit

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit was held over two weekends in September 2017. It brought together 50 randomly ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 93 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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