The IOPD Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” seeks to recognize innovative experiences in the field of participatory democracy, coordinated by local governments, which may be susceptible to reply. Local government’s members of the IOPD, or future potential members, can be submitted to this distinction, which is awarded annually as part of the Conference of the IOPD. An international jury is responsible for assessing applications and decides the winner.

The IOPD is a space of 500 cities in the world, associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about, exchanging impressions as well as know-how and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government.

The IOPD Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” is an honorary award. A trophy and a certificate will be formaly delivered to winners in the Conference of the OIDP, this year will be in Madrid from 24 to 26 March. 

Finally, a publication on Best Practices in Citizen Participation will be edited with the experiences of all participants.

The deadline is December 16, 2014.

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