11 Sustainable cities and communities15 Life on Land
  • Original Title: Hoplr
  • Year: 2020
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Producer: Jennick Scheerlinck, Jonas Heirwegh, Arnaud De Groote
  • Country: Belgium
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Activating citizens is a challenge for local governments. Hoplr from Belgium offers citizens a free digital network encouraging offline encounters to get involved. Citizens use Hoplr to share goods and services, help each other, organise neighbourhood activities, participate in local topics and policymaking, find lost pets, and co-create their neighbourhood. Hoplr also offers a paid service dashboard to local governments, so they engage with local communities, moving together towards a caring and sustainable smart city.