Residents remotely join a conversation about developing their neighbourhood

Online civic participation

We are excited to welcome new partner Bureau Buhrs to the QANDR community. They are an Amsterdam-based agency that believe involving local stakeholders and residents to be essential for a successful marketing, communication and participation strategy. When Covid was upon us, Marinka van Vliet from Bureau Buhrs was the first to call and ask us whether the tool can also be used online. Yes of course, was our reply which we went on to demonstrate to her team in a webinar the week after.

QANDR always had the potential to be used in the domain of civic participation, being a generic tool that can effortlessly enhance any type of group discussion. But with the current restrictions, the need for tools that facilitate online meetings, and offer more than just a video call with many participants, has rapidly increased. Fortunately, QANDR provides that extra that makes all the difference: connect with participants via their phones, and offer playful interactivity to keep them interested and actively engaged.

In a recent session, Bureau Buhrs queried Utrecht residents in a digital (online) neighbourhood meeting with the help of QANDR. Simple, but effective, and the participants liked it, if the grades they gave in response to one of the QANDR questions is anything to go by!

We are very pleased with QANDR. It makes #participation, online as well as, more appealing to many people!

Marinka van Vliet, Adjunct directeur Bureau Buhrs

Recently, Bureau Buhrs used QANDR during the Webinar Placemaking in Corona times. check the video below for an impression of this online event.