Each year, a local government member of the IOPD calls the International Conference to discuss, share experiences and reflect on the state of participatory democracy at local level.
La XVIII edición de la Conferencia del Observatorio Internacional de la Democracia Participativa se presenta como una oportunidad para reflexionar sobre cómo las ciudades desarrollan la Nueva Agenda Urbana y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) implicand
4-6 May 2016. Matola, Mozambique
The message of International Day of Democracy 2015 is “space for civil society”, as a reminder of the role of a strong civil society in working for a better future and in holding governments to account.
Matola (Mozambique) is a city in the Maputo province with around 900,000 inhabitants. It has had an elected local government since 1998.
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.