Rennes receives IOPD Award “Best Practice in Citizen Participation”

9 November 2023

The City of Rennes and Rennes Métropole received the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Award “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” for the European Citizens’ Initiative: “Let’s ask Europe to give migrants a decent welcome”.

The experience is highly recognised for the articulation of the local with the (supra)national, for addressing a critical issue as the reception of migrants and for seeking the mobilization of the communities, especially the youth.

PLATFORMA spokesperson Flavie Boukhenoufa (AFCCRE), Deputy Mayor of Rennes, delegate for international and public relations, attended the Awards Ceremony during the 22nd IOPD Conference in the city of Rio de Janeiro on 7 November 2023.

In this year’s edition, IODP set a new record with 149 submissions, which were evaluated by a jury of experts and by an open voting of the 40 finalists nominations. 

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