International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD)is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres 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. The network was created in 2001 within the framework of the European Commission’s URB-AL programme for decentralized cooperation.