We’re almost halfway through 2019, and that’s always a good excuse to look back and reflect.

The last six months have been a wild ride. That’s why we thought it would be interesting to look at at some numbers and stats and see how our platforms have been performing in early ’19. From users and visitors to how many votes and comments they leave on the platform, the numbers leave little to the imagination.

As this infographic shows, over 868,715 unique visitors surfed to the platforms, and 85% of those visits came from organic traffic. On average, about 15% of inhabitants of the participating cities were curious enough to check out their city’s platform. And all those visits led to the creation of over 41,828 user accounts. The average user on the platform cast about 8 votes and posted 2 ideas, good for 5,960 ideas in total.

The digital-first approach appeals to younger users: the age range of 18 to 24 was the most represented on our platforms. Inclusion is of course a key concern for us, and we are helping cities think about how to include older citizens on the platform. For more information on this topic, see our guide about improving inclusion and diversity in digital participation projects.

Want to see what citizen participation could look like in your city or region? Get in touch with us today!

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