Laura Geerts May 25, 2021

Case study: Digital neighbourhood network Hoplr on the rise in Wallonia and Brussels

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Hoplr's communities are located all over Flanders. More than 2,000 neighbourhoods in Flanders' five provinces house about half a million users. But in French-speaking Belgium too,... Read more
Laura Geerts April 27, 2021

Case study: municipality of Opwijk on handling the corona pressure

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The Hoplr neighbourhoods of Opwijk (14,900 inhabitants) celebrated their first anniversary at the end of March 2021 (with an impressive conversion rate of 27%). Since then, every ... Read more
Laura Geerts January 15, 2021

ACTION PLAN – The local community is crucial for a smooth socio-economic restart post COVID-19

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The world is holding its breath as vaccination strategies offer some hope, and an end to the corona era seems to be within reach. The European Commission, federal governments and ... Read more
Laura Geerts December 16, 2020

CASE STUDY: Waterloo community building pioneer of Wallonia with Hoplr

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In 6 months time, more than 2,280 households (21%) registered for one of the 6 Hoplr neighbourhoods that were launched in Waterloo in early January 2020. Neighbours post an averag... Read more
Laura Geerts November 4, 2020

Case study: municipality of Zele leads by example and gets the most out of Hoplr

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The municipality of Zele (>20,000 inhabitants) aims to use Hoplr to its full potential. They're doing this by connecting a multitude of departments to the dashboard, involving ... 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 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 helps local governments build towards social and caring smart cities: answers to 10 FAQ’s

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Hoplr connects government and citizens: it all starts and ends with the community. It’s our mission to connect citizen and government, as well as citizens among each other. T... 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 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 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

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ACTION PLAN – The local community is crucial for a smooth socio-economic restart post COVID-19

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Hoplr connects help offers and requests through new neighbourhood help functionalities

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Case Study: city of Halle consults citizens at street level with verified survey

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