Laura Geerts October 20, 2020

Case Study: City of Halle turns citizen participation into a habit

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Citizen participation comes in all shapes and sizes. It simply means: inviting citizens to help shape society. With Hoplr, the city of Halle offers its citizens both a communicati... Read more
Laura Geerts August 26, 2020

Hoplr’s social impact on Belgium’s biggest cities: Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent

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Now that Hoplr is gaining international interest, local governments all over the world are asking us: ‘What is the effect of Hoplr on big cities?’. To kick off this article... Read more
Jennick Scheerlinck June 21, 2020

Digital network Hoplr for local governments: social inclusion and citizen participation

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Hoplr for the local community How does Hoplr work?What is Hoplr used for?Hoplr platform for local governments The social impact of HoplrWhy is local community building important? ... Read more
Jennick Scheerlinck

The Hague: case study and details of a Hoplr community building pilot

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In 6 months time, over 4,100 households (12%) have registered in the 10 neighbourhoods that were selected for the Hoplr pilot in The Hague. Neighbours post an average of 100 messa... Read more
Laura Geerts June 2, 2020

Mechelen and Hoplr: one in three households is registered

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Mechelen, such a great city. The authentic setting, filled with culture, friendly people, picturesque squares, … But what makes it such an amazing place to us? It was the very f... Read more
Laura Geerts March 22, 2020

ACTION PLAN – accelerated rollout of digital neighbourhood network Hoplr during corona crisis: how and why?

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These last couple of days, we have received numerous requests to enable an accelerated rollout of our digital neighbourhood network. Both new as well as local governments that had... Read more
Laura Geerts March 14, 2020

Together against corona: inspiration and heartening actions from Hoplr neighbours

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As said by alderwoman of Hasselt Lies Jans in an article about Hoplr, Corona and the associated measures taken by the government (social distancing in particular) have resulted in... Read more
Laura Geerts February 26, 2020

How we keep our communities positive and constructive

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Social media: radicalization or fraternization? Social media lead to radicalisation. You often hear or read it. But why is that? Is it even true? And how do we make sure the Ho... Read more
Laura Geerts February 16, 2020

Hoplr as a platform for governments: everything you need to know

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Hoplr serves as a platform to connect government and citizens: it all starts and ends with the community. Hoplr is all about the community. It’s our mission to connect citize... Read more
Laura Geerts February 5, 2020

Hoplr functionalities for citizen participation with the local community

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Hoplr makes it easy for citizens to rely on each other and on the social capital of the local community. For example, they use Hoplr to share information, to socialise, to organis... Read more
Laura Geerts February 4, 2020

Trailblazer municipality Olen enhances local community feeling

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Olen was one of the very first municipalities to get started with our Service Dashboard, back in 2017. Their goal was to connect citizens, and enhance the local community feeling.... Read more
Laura Geerts January 14, 2020

Digitally stimulate community care with Hoplr: 10 practical tips

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Community care: someone’s role in the local community greatly impacts their wellbeing. As a community worker or other social profile within the government, you’re probably ... Read more
Laura Geerts October 17, 2019

Reaching citizens: how municipalities are successfully extending their reach on Hoplr

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Several municipalities are reaching up to 40% of households In municipalities Boechout, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Bornem, Schilde, Hove, Olen, Mechelen, Veurne, Ranst and Kalmthout... Read more
Laura Geerts September 4, 2019

Municipality Sint-Katelijne-Waver concludes successful participation project

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Citizens Sint-Katelijne-Waver participate in multi-year plan 2020 - 2025 Inhabitants of Sint-Katelijne-Waver were asked nine questions on Hoplr in July 2019. The questions cove... Read more
Laura Geerts May 2, 2019

City of Bruges on Hoplr: results of a successful pilot project

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Hoplr made its debut in the Venice of the North at the end of 2018: a pilot project in collaboration with the City of Bruges. 14 neighbourhoods are activated - which accounts for ... Read more
Laura Geerts April 17, 2019

Citizen communication through Hoplr: practical examples

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It's Hoplr's mission to bring neighbours closer together. But that's not all we're in for. By facilitating citizen communication, citizen participation and community care, we aim... Read more
Laura Geerts March 23, 2019

Citizen participation: how physical encounters are key to more citizen engagement

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Neighbourhood network Hoplr enables neighbourhood communication and citizen participation. But in order to achieve successful and representative citizen participation, two non-dig... Read more
Laura Geerts March 19, 2019

High engagement on first citizen participation project in Boechout

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At the beginning of this year, the brand-new board of Boechout presented its new policy note to the city council. At least, a first version. The municipality gave its residents th... Read more
Laura Geerts February 28, 2019

Socialisation of care: local community as a key player

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The healthcare sector is under immense pressure. In May 2018, more than 14,000 Flemish adults with disabilities were waiting on a budget to finance their care. At the same time, S... Read more
Laura Geerts February 4, 2019

Citizen communication at the level of the neighbourhood with City of Antwerp’s project ‘Noorderlijn’

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Imagine: you step outside your door on a regular Monday morning. You get into your car, head for work and... Darn. Detour. Roadworks happen all the time, but you have to admit, if... Read more

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Together against corona: inspiration and heartening actions from Hoplr neighbours

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How we keep our communities positive and constructive

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Hoplr functionalities for citizen participation with the local community

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