6-8 November 2023
6-8 November 2023
We are excited to announce that PHOENIX will participate in the 22nd International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on November 6th and 8th, 2023.
PHOENIX, which took also part in the Scientific Committee of the event, will be represented by three of its partners, Oficina, Southampton University and the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra.
Our partners will be speaking in four different seminars during the event titled “Experiences of Codesign – an interactive discussion”, organised with the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (DDAS-UFRRJ), the Instituto da Democracia e da Democratização da Comunicação (INCT-IDDC) and the Cascais City Council.
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a network of over 1000 cities around the world in which municipalities and other local and regional governments together with civil society organisations and research centers are associated to develop, implement and disseminate experiences on participatory and deliberative democracy at the local level in order to deepen democracy in the government of cities. The IOPD is part of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) world organisation.
Every year, the IOPD holds an international conference to discuss and reflect on the state of participatory democracy worldwide. The IOPD conference is a gathering of local leaders and experts in the field of participation who advocate a more participatory local democracy. It is also an opportunity to promote cooperation between cities and international organisations in democratic innovation.
The IOPD is currently chaired by the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where its 22nd conference will be held, from November 6 to 8, 2023.