Observatory for Participatory Democracy (OIDP) and Mercociudades signed on June
5 a partnership for doing workshops for the creation of Local Observatories in
Latin America. The agreement was signed during the closing ceremony of the IOPD 14th
Conference held in the city of Canoas (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). The IOPD was
represented by the Commissioner for Citizen Participation and Association of
the City of Barcelona by Carles Agustí and Mercociudades by Cézar Busatto,
Secretary of the Prefecture of Porto Alegre. The outgoing president of the IOPD
Jairo Jorge da Silva Prefeito Canoas, was present.