Creative Crowds / Verbeterdebuurt

Creative Crowds / Verbeterdebuurt
More democratic engagement of citizens through crowd-based internet platforms.
Social Purpose: 
To increase democracy by engaging people in issues in their neighborhoods, by lowering thresholds and promoting transparency in local governments.
Social Impact: 
People are more engaged and processes become more democractic. This is measured by increase in usage (i.e. issues reported for Verbeterdebuurt, users on Rechtsweb). 267 city councils now use the central reporting platform, uniting citizens in reporting tens of thousands reports and initiatives.
Innovative Character: 
Re-inventing processes that no longer serve society by making them more open, uniting relatively unknown government branches in a nationwide branch and redesigning internal processes in a front end meant for the public.
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