IDEA's Work - Political Participation
Democracy at the Local Level - International IDEA's Handbook on Participation, Representation, Conflict Management and Governance was launched at the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) Congress in Río de Janeiro, Brazil 3-6 May 2001. The Handbook provides practical suggestions for designing local governance systems and options for expanding citizen participation and collaborative decision-making.
The Democracy at the Local Level project explores participatory decision-making at municipal and sub-regional levels, focusing on:
IThe project's primary focus has been to make the content of the Handbook
widely available to local democratic actors in the field. To that end,
the project worked together with several key partner organizations on
developing an education and training programme to enhance local democracy
around the world. It includes the development of applied curriculum materials
in local democracy and conflict resolution in close co-operation with
the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), the UN, and other
For further information, contact:
Margot Gould, Assistant Programme Officer
The complete handbook is available online. Click here.
Tel: +46 8 698 3700, Fax: +46 8 20 24 22
International IDEA, Strömsborg, S-103 34 Stockholm, Sweden