During the last municipal elections in France, nearly 40% of citizens did not go to vote. This percentage even climbs to 61% among young people. Faced with this breach of trust between citizens and their elected officials, Julie de Pimodan, who has worked with Google in particular, decided to react by launching CivicTech in July 2015 Fluicity. This aims to “help public decision-makers use technology to be more in tune with their citizens“.
Using its platform, Fluicity seeks to set up a “virtuous circle of civic engagement“. This consists of making citizens want to participate in the life of their community to generate and return data to elected officials.
10,000 requests from French and Belgian citizens to launch Fluicity in their city
In this way, communities can transform the results of these data into concrete actions on the ground so that citizens want to re-engage. “Our platform allows more direct access to citizenship, it allows you to become a citizen on a much more daily basis», Assures Julie de Pimodan, founder and CEO of Fluicity, on the occasion of the sixth Napoleon summit which was held in Arles at the end of July.
To date, Fluicity has deployed its platform in around ten local authorities. The startup is working on a new version that will be accessible in all cities in France, so that citizens can use the platform even if elected officials are not yet present on it. “We received 10,000 requests from citizens in France and Belgium to open Fluicity in their city», Specifies Julie de Pimodan.