Public participation

Public participation

Engage citizens in policy making. Uncover community insights to make inclusive and data-driven decisions.

Most popular features

  • Tools for surveys & projects
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Interactive maps
  • Analytics dashboard and reporting

10x more reach and engagement with our Neighbourhood app. Also works in combination with existing neighbourhood networks within your city or municipality.

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Community building is the key to inclusive policy making

Strengthen the involvement within the neighbourhood. Social cohesion and community engagement are essential to achieve meaningful public participation.

How does it work?


Reach citizens

We make it easy to reach the right audiences and maximize their engagement.

Send e-mail campaigns

Effortlessly create targeted campaigns that engage citizens and drive participation. With our powerful segmentation tools, you can focus on the right audience for maximum impact.

  • Automate e-mail campaigns
  • Customize e-mail campaign
  • Target specific groups
  • View insights

Social media promotion

Our team helps you create effective ad campaigns on social media to increase the reach and engagement with your audience. We provide expert guidance and content for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Ready to use content
  • Successful campaign examples
  • Increase the involvement

Offline engagement

Increase community involvement and establish a strong local presence through offline activities.

  • A guide for offline activities
  • Publicity for all your activities
  • Encounters increase the social cohesion

10x more reach and engagement

The neighborhood network ensures that citizens are involved in their neighborhood around numerous topics and themes:

  • ~32% of the households subscribe
  • +70% is weekly active
  • +2.500 neighbourhoods already launched

Involve citizens

Involve and engage citizens from ideation to implementation using powerful tools and solutions.

Customizable public website

  • Communicate about ongoing, past and future projects via a customizable website.
  • Customizable theme and pages
  • Manage the website from a centralized dashboard


User-friendly dashboard

Bundle all communication around a project or campaign in one place.

  • All related communication in one place
  • Add events, polls or surveys
  • Project pages bring a clear overview

Ad hoc polls and in-depth surveys

  • Collect opinions via a quick and effortless poll
  • Survey citizens on any topic using our built-in survey module
  • Maximize the number of respondants


  • Define the different stages of your project
  • Communicate the goal, indicate the timeline, intermediate reporting on prior activities
  • Combine online and offline participation methods

Participatory budgeting

Invite citizens and other stakeholders to submit ideas and proposals

  • Define the rules
  • Verified voting system
  • Budget can be allocated

Interactive maps

Collect insights from your citizens with interactive maps

  • Allow citizens to pin locations and draw routes in survey questions
  • Let citizens interact around ideas pinned on a map
  • Identify locations of concern and opportunity with citizen-generated data
  • Visualize results in real-time, zoom in on specific pins or switch to a heat map
  • Export map data for easy integration into project reports and presentations


Make informed decisions through our user-friendly and insightful dashboard.


Visualizations in an easy to use dashboard

  • Easily explore the survey data
  • Segment on neighbourhood or other demographics
  • Gather more insights by exporting the data


  • Adaptable 360° neighbourhood analysis
  • Easy sharing of survey results within your organisation
  • Browse, analyse and manage the submitted proposals
  • Find out at a glance which projects are selected by the citizens
  • Discover how citizens rate their neighbourhood multiple theme's and dimensions
  • Report back to your community and close the participation loop

Why governments keep choosing Hoplr?


Save time and costs

  • Multiple solutions in one platform
  • We take care of reach and engagement
  • Community support is done by us

Powerful and easy to use

  • Simple and clear interface
  • Designed with citizens and governments in mind
  • Built with the latest technology

Insights & reports

  • Analysis and insights
  • Quarterly reports
  • Share easily within your organisation

Call in our experts

  • Excellent guidance from our experts
  • Extensive knowledge center
  • Case studies
Case studies public participation

Get in touch with our experts

During a 45' video call we:

  • discuss the challenges and ambitions in your city
  • give a short introduction of our organization
  • demonstrate our platform based on case studies
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