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The citizen participation toolbox for governments

A citizen engagement platform for local governments. Reach more citizens, manage their ideas efficiently, and make decisions based on real-time data.
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+100 local authorities run their citizen engagement on CitizenLab.
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How does it work ?

If citizens don't come to your town hall...

A time-consuming endeavour

Going from capturing your citizens' input to delivering a final report to the council takes time... too much time. 

Always the same, small audiences

It always seems to be the same small group of citizens that shows up at your neighbourhood meetings.

... we bring the town hall to your citizens.

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.

How it works
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Engage citizens.

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 citizen 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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Decide based on insights.

Make decisions using real-time, reliable data.

Processing
: classification & clustering
Insights: dashboard & analyses
Reporting: emails & notifications
Data management: export & API access
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One suite for all your engagement

CitizenLab helps governments of all sizes to reconnect with their citizens. Whether you organise participation via surveys or polling, via ideas for specific projects, or via a participatory budget, you can centralise it all on one easy-to-use engagement platform.
CitizenLab - Civic Engagement made really easy
" The digital infrastructure that enables municipal governments to connect with their citizens. "
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" CitizenLab helped us reach unprecedentedly high levels of citizen participation. We just finished a participatory budgeting project on social housing. Next to collecting ideas, the team also helped us deliver the data insights to the city council. "

Amanda Gibbs
Head of Engagement Unit, City of Vancouver (CA)

" In the past, we had only 20-30 inhabitants showing up at public hearings. Today, using CitizenLab, we have a platform that is both easy-to-use and accessible, so that every citizen can have a say in the local policy-making—independent of time and space. "

Frans Cuppens
Councillor, City of Cranendonck (NL)

Don't just take our word for it.

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City of Vancouver organises a $30M participatory budget for more affordable housing.

The city re-invests the revenue coming from the Empty Homes Tax into affordable housing initiatives, suggested by its citizens.

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City of Marche-en-Famenne consults +25% of its population on the town square remodel.

Citizens voted and commented on 4 different designs for the future town square. The data reports made the council understand the various arguments amongst the population.

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City of Liège collects +1.000 ideas to re-invent their city from the bottom-up.

With more than 100.000 votes collected, these citizen initiatives served as key pillars for the city's strategic plan. 77 ideas got accepted by the council and are currently being implemented.

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Over 100 local governments are already using CitizenLab to co-create their policy with a growing community of over 150.000 citizens.
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