Happy Wuppertal

Happy in Wuppertal. Happy in Life.


With the app "Happy Wuppertal" you can let us know how happy you are as a Wuppertal citizen and what would make your city (even) better. Every three months you can give feedback with a questionnaire and if you are one of the first 1.000 participants you can donate 5 Euros of the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal and the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke donation budget to a non-profit project in Wuppertal of your choice.

Additionally, you can give feedback via text or photo on what could be (even) better in Wuppertal.

All data will be analyzed anonymously, published in an online dashboard and discussed at a public event.

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Process

Step 1: Download the app on your iPhone oder Android Smartphone

Step 2: Fill in the questionnaire (takes about 15 minutes)

Step 3: If you are one of the first 1.000 participants you can donate 5 Euros of the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal and the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke donation budget to a non-profit project in Wuppertal of your choice.

Step 4: You can always give feedback in the app via text or photo on what would make life in Wuppertal (even) better

Step 5: Every three months you will be notified to fill in the questionnaire again. You may even have the chance to donate 5 Euros again to a non-profit project in Wuppertal of your choice

Analysis

Every six months the collected data will be analyzed by researchers of the Wuppertal Institut and the Happiness Research Organisation.

It will be secured that the results are reported anonymously. No data of your phone will be tracked or stored. Only your answers and your feedback will be stored on own German servers that match the most recent security guidelines.

The results will be presented in an online dashboard (see below) and discussed in public events .

FAQ

1. What can I do when I do not own an iPhone or Android smartphone?
You can still answer the survey online and give feedback using the online feedback form. The option to donate to a project in Wuppertal is not possible without an iPhone or Android smartphone.

2. Do I have to give any personal information?
No. Nothing in the app requires you have to give personal information. You get a participant code that you can use to use the app on a different device. Like this, we do not even need your e-mail address to secure full privacy.

3. Do I understand it right, that I do not have to donate my own money but that I can donate the money of somebody else?
Yes exactly. You do not have to spend your own money. You donate the donation budget of the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal and the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke. For about 15 minutes effort you can donate 5 Euros.

4. If I am not one of the first 1.000 participants I cannot donate, right?
Yes, exactly. Unfortunately, we have a set budget of 20.000 Euros per year so that we cannot let other participants donate money. However, you can always donate your own money to a project at Gut für Wuppertal or WSW-Taler

About the project

Background

Different institutions like the OECD realized in the past years that there is more than just economic progress. For citizens it is not just important to be wealthy, it is important that they feel "happy". For Wuppertal, it is the same. Unfortunately, while there is a lot of economic welfare data, for example the Gross Domestic Product, there is much less data on people's well-being.

Contrary to economic data, that may be collected without the help of the citizens, it is important to collect people's subjective feelings to measure their well-being.

In order to do this we created the app “Happy Wuppertal”!

Project description

“Happy Wuppertal” is a project of the Wuppertal Instituts and the Happiness Research Organisation supported by the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal, the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke, and the Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung. With the app citizens can fill in a questionnaire four times a year to give feedback to their subjective well-being and their community well-being. Additionally, citizens can give feedback on how to improve quality of life in Wuppertal anytime via text or photo. To support progress the first 1.000 participants can donate 20.000 Euros of donation budget (given by the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal and the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke) to non-profit projects in Wuppertal. All collected data will be analyzed anonymously. The results will be published in an online dashboard and discussed in public events.

Downloads

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Fact Sheet for the first round of the survey

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A project of…

Happiness Research Organisation
Wuppertal Institut

supported by…

Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal
Wuppertaler Stadtwerke
Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung

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