Hasselt, a case study.

Hasselt is vibrant city of more than 75,000 inhabitants located in the north-eastern part of Belgium. It has always been forward-thinking in terms of participatory democracy yet the local government was looking to expand its current offline approach by going digital.

They used CitizenLab to make policymakers and citizens partners in the co-creation of their city as “everyone has a responsibility to make it more liveable”. Finally the result was that they “reached more people than ever before, got a lot of good ideas and involved especially their younger citizens.”

Inhabitants: 77.783

Location: Limburg

Known for its: Jenever