Introducing local democracies
to the digital age

See the tool in action
Empower citizens. Increase transparency. Make better decisions.
CitizenLab saw the light in 2015. Since then, it's been our mission to strengthen local democracies by using community engagement to increase efficiency and legitimacy. In other words, we provide digital participation platforms to local governments to help them consult citizens, increase transparency in decision-making and gather actionable insights.

We're a team of 30+ people, headquartered in Brussels and with local experts in countries such as the United States, the UK, the Netherlands and France. The team is a mix of developers and citizen participation experts and enthusiasts who are all passionate about citizen participation and innovation.

To find out more about how platforms are contributing to change in communities and local governments, we surveyed residents and civil servants and compiled our learnings in our Impact report 2020. This report contains our main successes, but also our main lessons.
Read the report

Top European Social Impact startup, 2019

DT50 awards at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Berlin

Top "digital and inclusion" startup, 2019

Winners of the VivaTech & Métropole du Grand Paris startup pitch.

World Summit Award winner, 2019

Winner in the "Governments & Citizen engagement" category

CitizenLab in the press

CitizenLab - Civic Engagement made really easy

Contact us

Boulevard Anspach 65
1000 Brussels


hello@citizenlab.co

+31 85 888 5277
+32 2 808 50 22 
+33 1 86 76 71 62 

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Meet the team

Wietse Van Ransbeeck

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Wietse Van Ransbeeck

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Aline Muylaert

Head of Business Development & Co-Founder

Aline Muylaert

Head of Business Development & Co-Founder

Koen Gremmelprez

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Koen Gremmelprez

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Joost Vandenbroele

Government Success Manager

Joost Vandenbroele

Government Success Manager

Karel Verhaeghe

Product Manager

Karel Verhaeghe

Product Manager

Antoine Pirard

Product Designer

Antoine Pirard

Product Designer

David Cnoops

Front-End Engineer

David Cnoops

Front-End Engineer

Sébastien Hoorens

NLP & Back-End Engineer

Sébastien Hoorens

NLP & Back-End Engineer

Brent Guffens

Front-End Engineer

Brent Guffens

Front-End Engineer

Sara Boisseau

Front-End Engineer

Sara Boisseau

Front-End Engineer

Coline Cuau

Marketing Manager

Coline Cuau

Marketing Manager

Ilona Lodewijckx

Content Strategist

Ilona Lodewijckx

Content Strategist

Pablo Valenzuela

Business Developer Chile

Pablo Valenzuela

Business Developer Chile

Magdalena Gatica Montero

Business Developer Chile

Magdalena Gatica Montero

Business Developer Chile

Søren Kielgast

Business Developer Denmark

Søren Kielgast

Business Developer Denmark

Hugo De Brouwer

Government Success Manager

Hugo De Brouwer

Government Success Manager

Lora Botev

Business Developer UK

Lora Botev

Business Developer UK

Nelise Doornenbal

Business Developer Netherlands

Nelise Doornenbal

Business Developer Netherlands

Sören Fillet

Digital Marketer

Sören Fillet

Digital Marketer

Alice Marquet

Operations Manager

Alice Marquet

Operations Manager

Jeroen Van Ransbeeck

Business Development Intern

Jeroen Van Ransbeeck

Business Development Intern

Julienne Chen

Product Manager

Julienne Chen

Product Manager

Marcela Ayarza

Digital Marketer Chile

Marcela Ayarza

Digital Marketer Chile

Mélissa Martinay

Business Development Manager France

Mélissa Martinay

Business Development Manager France

Sebastián Brito

Government Success Manager Chile

Sebastián Brito

Government Success Manager Chile

Dragan Marković

UX Engineer

Dragan Marković

UX Engineer

Alexandra Chandran

Head of Partner Sales

Alexandra Chandran

Head of Partner Sales

Adrien Dessy

Back-end Engineer

Adrien Dessy

Back-end Engineer

Arian Pasquali

Applied NLP Engineer

Arian Pasquali

Applied NLP Engineer

Michiel Leyman

Full Stack Engineer

Michiel Leyman

Full Stack Engineer

Simon Pastor

Junior content & insights specialist

Simon Pastor

Junior content & insights specialist

Guilherme Andrade

Full Stack Engineer

Guilherme Andrade

Full Stack Engineer

Emile Heymans

Business Development Manager Belgium

Emile Heymans

Business Development Manager Belgium

Claire Tobback

Government Support & Community Manager

Claire Tobback

Government Support & Community Manager

Tomas Deron

Operations Coordinator

Tomas Deron

Operations Coordinator

Ben Gordon

Business Development Manager United States

Ben Gordon

Business Development Manager United States

Stijn Zwarts

Government Success Intern

Stijn Zwarts

Government Success Intern

Vanja Pantic

Senior Content Strategist

Vanja Pantic

Senior Content Strategist
Wietse Van Ransbeeck CitizenLab

Wietse Van Ransbeeck

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder
Aline Muylaert CitizenLab

Aline Muylaert

Head of Business Development
Co-Founder
Koen Gremmelprez CitizenLab

Koen Gremmelprez

Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder
Joost Vandenbroele Citizenlab

Joost Vandenbroele

GovSuccess Manager
Julien Joxe CitizenLab

Julien Joxe

Business Developer France
Karel Verhaeghe CitizenLab

Karel Verhaeghe

Product Manager
Antoine Pirard CitizenLab

Antoine Pirard

Product Designer
David Cnoops CitizenLab

David Cnoops

Front-End Engineer
Sébastien Hoorens CitizenLab

Sébastien Hoorens

NLP & Back-End Engineer
Brent Guffens CitizenLab

Brent Guffens

Front-End Engineer
Sara Boisseau Citizenlab

Sara Boisseau

Front-End Engineer
Coline Cuau CitizenLab

Coline Cuau

Marketing Manager
Marlene Dirven CitizenLab

Marlene Dirven

Country Manager Netherlands
Ilona Lodewijckx CitizenLab

Ilona Lodewijckx

Content Strategist

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Our company values

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We take fun seriously.
The excellence of work we’re striving for, gets sustained by a culture of fun and collaboration. Every win, whether its a small or big one, gets celebrated on our path to impact.
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We empower our employees.
The operating system of CitizenLab is designed in such a way that each individual and each team can take on a maximum of responsibility with great freedom of action.
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We work with a purpose.
We are impact-driven. We all show up for work daily because we are thrilled by the common mission we share at CitizenLab. Using technology, we create social change.
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We share bold ambitions.
Regardless of the fun and laughter we share on this journey, we are very serious about where we are heading. Our mission to change democracy is always at the forefront.
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