The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) annual Conference

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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) annual Conference

When:
25 November 2018 – 27 November 2018 all-day
2018-11-25T00:00:00+01:00
2018-11-28T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Mercat de les Flors
Carrer de Lleida
59, 08004 Barcelona
Spain
Cost:
From €40

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) will celebrate its 18th Conference in Barcelona on the 25th, 26th and 27th of November.

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This year, the topics will be:

Direct democracy – this direct dimension is essential in a democratic system. A democratic town or city must be able to provide its citizens with these channels for participation and decision making. The following topics will be discussed and debated:

  • Benefits of and the problems caused by direct democracy channels
  • Successful cases and implementation problems
  • Interaction of direct democracy with other kinds of participation channels
  • Direct democracy and digital technology
  • The problem of competences in relation to direct democracy

Citizens’ initiative – citizen initiative can  play a significant role in the construction and improvement of the community itself, and can even serve to redesign the relationship between citizens and public institutions. The topics under discussion will be the following:

  • Citizen initiative, in its different versions
  • Interaction between citizen initiative and institutional initiative
  • Community empowerment
  • Common urban assets and the community management of public services
  • Citizen initiatives and social movements
  • Citizen initiatives and digital technology

Ecosystems of inclusive democracy -it is essential to think of local democracy as an ecosystem in which different kinds of mechanisms and instruments coexist and interact. Subjects include the following:

  • The legal regulation of local participation
  • Systems of legal guarantees for participatory mechanisms
  • Digital channels and their interaction with other instruments
  • Interaction between instruments of participation
  • The inclusion of different communities, through different instruments
  • Participatory budgeting

The conference is open to any interested in the implementation of participatory democracy at a local level, such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Local government representatives
  • Members of research centres
  • Activists and people involved in social movements (such as those participating to the POWER water communities)
  • Representatives of NGOs with an interest in participatory democracy

You can also present your products/services by having a stand within the exhibition area.

Interested in making your voice and opinion heard? register today!


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