- Original Title: Hoplr
- Year: 2020
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Government & Citizen Engagement
- Producer: Jennick Scheerlinck
- Country: Belgium
- URL: https://www.hoplr.com/
Engaging and activating citizens on a local level is one of the biggest challenges local governments will be facing in the coming years.
- Social Challenge
Traditional social media focus on the “bonding social capital” instead of bridging social capital.
- Local challenge
One-way communication (cfr. websites, newsletters and posters) are ineffective to build local communities.
- Technical challenge
Local governments often lack the technical skills and resources to develop software or technology.
Hoplr significantly boosts citizen engagement by combining the power of a social network for local communities with participation tools for local governments and the public sector. Its a social network for your neighbourhood, that brings people closer together and creates stronger communities.