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Better reach your residents by engaging them online

CitizenLab is a community engagement platform used by local governments & organizations to connect with residents, engage them in decision-making, and build trust through dialogue. The platform equips you to reach more of your community, tap into their collective intelligence, and make decisions based on real-time data
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community engagement platform CitizenLab

300+ local governments
run their community engagement on CitizenLab

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Meaningfully engaging your community just got easy

Save time on getting to insights

Processing data doesn’t have to be daunting anymore. With our platform, city officials spend on average 3x less time processing community input. Localized, real-time  insights are within reach.

Reach broader audiences

It’s no longer just about the loudest voices in the room. Now you can meet people where they are and reach a more diverse audience by letting your community have a say when and where it works for them. 69% of our platform participants  are younger than 45.

Get dedicated support from engagement experts

You won’t be on your own. Our Government Success Managers guide you every step of the way, from setting up your platform to communicating with your community members.

If community members don't come to your town hall...

A time-consuming endeavour

And even so, going from capturing your residents’ input to delivering a final report and making decisions takes too much time.

Always the same, small audience

We get it - it always seems to be the same, small group of residents who show up to your meetings.

... we bring the town hall to them.

Save time on getting to insights

City officials spend on average 3x less time processing citizen input compared to before. Fine-grained insights are within reach.

Reach broader audiences

69% of our users are younger than 45. Your residents want to have a say wherever and whenever it suits them best.

A complete platform built to power smart decisions

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A central engagement toolbox to engage your community

The CitizenLab platform offers multiple ways to consult your community without having to juggle different tools. Whether you need to share information or ask for opinions using a survey, or want to dive deeper into co-creation through dialogue, you can now do it all in one place.

Easily manage projects and community input on one central hub

Our powerful back-office gives you full control to customize your platform and manage it easily. Launch and follow-up on engagement projects, share timely feedback with your community, and collaborate with your team using a single tool.

Make decisions using real-time, community-driven data

Let our software help you make sense of all the data you collect. With clearly identified, actionable insights you'll know what decisions to make to meet your community's needs. Using Natural Language Processing to cluster similar ideas and extract key takeaways, helping you see what your community is talking about at a glance.

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Engage community members.

A whole engagement toolbox at your fingertips.

Consultation: surveys & polling
Co-creation:
ideas, reactions, votes & budgeting
Communication: widget, invitations & socials
Information: interactive media, timeline & projects
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Manage their input.

Easily manage resident input from your centralized dashboard. 

Idea management
: status & feedback
Auto-moderation: prevention & spam reporting
Segmentation: roles & permissions
User management: invitations & groups
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Screenshot of citizen input analysis on the platformCitizenLab - Civic Engagement made really easy

Decide based on insights.

Make decisions using real-time, community-driven data. 

Processing
: classification & clustering
Insights: dashboard & analyses
Reporting: emails & notifications
Data management: export & API access
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Don't just take our word for it.

Over 300 local governments across 18+ countries are already using CitizenLab to co-create their policies and programs with over 750,000 community members.
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Our case studies

“We have chosen CitizenLab as a partner because they provide a plug-and-play system that doesn't require a very technical background to get started. As a smaller municipality, it is good that we can focus our resources on getting the platform out to the citizens. Moreover, we are pleased with the ongoing dialogue we have with CitizenLab about adapting and developing the platform so that it also fits the political reality in a Danish municipality. The team is very responsive to new ideas and thoughts.”

Terkel Kunding

Ledelseskonsulent Furesø Kommune (Denmark)

"A lot of times in local government everyone is excited about a new product but not everyone is trained to know and engage with the new initiative. The Government Success Manager from CitizenLab  really helped us to have people engaged across departments to make sure this program is successful.”

Milzy Carrasco

Director of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA)

"I am immensely pleased that so many people made their voices heard and shared their ideas with us. The numerous positive ideas strengthen our policy and ensure that we can set priorities that reflect reality. The user-friendly and well-arranged platform that CitizenLab has certainly contributed to the success of our participation initiative.”

Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor, City of Leuven (Belgium)

“This is the best way to include citizens in our policy-making. A referendum has a much bigger impact than anything that is discussed in the city council. We want to organise a referendum like this every year, and we’re going to ask our citizens what they want to vote about.”

Vincent Van Quickenborne

Mayor of Kortrijk (Belgium)
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DT50 awards at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Berlin

"The digital infrastructure that enables municipal governments to connect with their citizens."

World Summit Award winner

Winner in the "Governments & Citizen engagement" category
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