Laura Geerts February 15, 2023

Reaching citizens: 20 actions to increase reach on Hoplr

6 minutes read
In some towns and municipalities, Hoplr's reach already exceeds 60% of all households In the municipalities of Oosterzele, Boechout, Haacht, Rumst, Bornem, Aartselaar and Veurn... Read more
Laura Geerts February 13, 2023

Nearly 300,000 offline encounters via Hoplr in 2022: help, circular economy and neighbourhood activities

3 minutes read
Hoplr closed 2022 with a lot of new municipalities and users on board. Together with customers old and new, we achieved milestones we definitely won't let pass us by. Such as... ... Read more
Jennick Scheerlinck October 14, 2022

City of Luxembourg: Community development in the face of great diversity

4 minutes read
70,59% of City of Luxembourg’s residents are non-native With expats from 158 different countries, the City of Luxembourg’s population is one of the most diverse in the enti... Read more
Laura Geerts October 6, 2022

Tackling the energy crisis: 9 ways local councils turned to the Hoplr neighbourhoods

3 minutes read
"Sleepwalking from crisis to crisis," Christophe Peeters, president of the Social Services Council of Ghent, wrote in this article from De Standaard.First the pandemic. T... Read more
Laura Geerts

From crisis communication to volunteering: 38 municipalities called on the Hoplr neighbourhood

3 minutes read
What has been happening in Ukraine affects everyone. Councils and communities everywhere are making massive efforts to provide relief. Many local councils were suddenly given new m... Read more
Laura Geerts January 19, 2022

Look out Luxembourg: Trailblazer Commune of Strassen nails its launch of Hoplr

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In the summer of 2021, the Department of Integration of Strassen approached us to launch our digital neighbourhood network. With Hoplr, Strassen aims to stimulate social cohesion w... Read more
Laura Geerts December 8, 2021

Neighbourhood stories on Hoplr: share images from past and present

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As a holiday gift to our users, we launched an exciting new feature in November: neighbourhood stories. With it, we encourage users to share their meaningful photos of the neighbo... Read more
Laura Geerts October 15, 2021

Case study Municipality of Knokke-Heist: this is how services work together for varied neighbourhood communication via Hoplr (five steps)

6 minutes read
Many different government departments deal with information that may be of value to a neighbourhood. From public health and community development to garbage collection and road wo... Read more
Laura Geerts May 25, 2021

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

4 minutes read
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

5 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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

5 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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

4 minutes read
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?

5 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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

7 minutes read
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 May 2, 2019

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

5 minutes read
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

6 minutes read
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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City of Luxembourg: Community development in the face of great diversity

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Informal community care and longer independent living with Hoplr

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Look out Luxembourg: Trailblazer Commune of Strassen nails its launch of Hoplr

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