Citizen participation starts from the local community

With Hoplr in your municipality, you increase the neighbourhood's engagement. Social cohesion, offline contact and engagement are the basic requirements for meaningful and inclusive citizen participation. It's all about dialogue, working together and even getting your hands dirty.

Go from communication to participation. A modern municipality listens and knows the talk of the town. This way, policy making can be tailored to the needs of citizens.

Participation through Hoplr shifts the focus from the individual to the local community. This way, we can involve the silent majority. After all, an idea or initiative only really has meaning when the entire community can get behind it.

Koen T'Sijen Mayor Boechout
We launched a number of ideas from the policy memorandum via our neighbourhood platform Hoplr. 25% of all hoplr users participated. The statements were read 34,721 times, 1,831 votes were cast and 301 responses were received across the 10 statements. On top we got another 33 policy suggestions. The first part of our participation process on the 2020-2025 policy memorandum has already been successful. Read the case study of Boechout

Module functionalities

Public participation platform

Gather all participation projects on one public participation platform with your own house style and URL of choice.

  • Overview page
  • Project pages
  • Surveys
  • Participatory budgets
  • Public links

Collect ideas from citizens

Citizens can add ideas or initiatives to your participation projects.

  • Choose a theme for your project
  • Define a timeline or a deadline
  • Select which neighbourhoods you want to reach

Create an individual inquiry or poll.

Ask for the opinion of citizens and receive arguments and counter arguments.

  • Vote: citizens can vote "FOR" or "AGAINST"
  • Score: citizens can give a score from 1 to 10
  • Multiple choice: citizens choose an option
Examples

New bicycle path downtown? New traffic situation on Avery Lane?

Launch a participation project or campaign

Start a dialogue with citizens. Perfect for cocreation and longer trajectories. You can count on our team's support for setup, launch and monitoring.

Conduct an anonymous survey

Compose a questionnaire for anonymous, objective inquiries. Hoplr surveys can be made available for distribution outside of the network.

Launch a referendum

Set up a referendum in which participants verify their identity. Referendums can also be made available outside of Hoplr.

Why choose for Hoplr?

Reach and growth through community building

We launch your region’s network from start to finish, with a guaranteed reach from 10 up to 15% of all households during the first weeks after launch. Neighbourhoods continue to grow organically.

Save time and costs

We take care of reach, support and development. That doesn't only translate into fewer costs and worries; it will save you time as well.

Transcend departments

We offer one integrated Service Dashboard with modules for all different departments. This allows for more transparency and synergy in the workplace.

In-house technology

Hoplr has its own team of developers. That way, we can offer both rapid anticipation and custom work.

24/7 support and expertise

You can count on us for all community building, support and curation - 24/7. No fuss, no worries.

Social value

Community building is crucial for community care, inclusion and citizen participation. By bringing neighbours together, we can stimulate real life contact, involvement and cohesion.

Interested or want to schedule a free info session?

We would love to tell you all about Hoplr!