International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an exchange network of over 1000 cities around the world in which civil society organizations and research centers are associated to develop, implement and disseminate experiences on participatory democracy at the local level in order to deepen democracy in the government of cities.

Grenoble December 7-10, 2022

Every year, the IOPD holds an international conference to discuss and reflect on the state of participatory democracy in the world. The IOPD conference is a gathering of experts in the field of participation and political leaders who advocate a more participatory local democracy. It is also an opportunity to promote cooperation between cities and international organisations in the area of democratic innovation.
The IOPD is currently chaired by the City of Grenoble, France, where its 21st conference will be held, from December 7 to 10, 2022.