Who we are

Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland

OKFDE is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.


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Code for Germany is a program supported by the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland in partnership with Code for America. The goal of the program is to promote developments in transparency, open data, and civic technology.

The program started in February 2014 with the founding of Open Knowledge Labs in eight cities. The labs are regional groups of designers, developers, journalists, and civic tech enthusiasts that meet regularly to create useful applications for citizens using open data. They develop apps and inform society about the value of open data, so as to make local government more transparent. In the meantime, the network has grown to 24 labs and comprises a community of over 300 volunteers.

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School Of Data

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School of Data provides a nationwide educational program covering topics on data handling and related technologies. We address non-profit organisations that are interested in learning how to use data effectively within their work or want to enhance their abilities in processing data. Over the course of three months we develop data-driven projects with our partners. Through our network of trainers we offer tailored workshops and tool trainings which address the needs of our partners.

Our mission is:

  • to encourage organisations to use data and technology in their work strategically
  • to empower non-profit organisations to use digital tools and data as an additional source of information in different fields, such as research, project and organisational development
  • to empower non-profit organisations to shape public debates based on evidence.

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The festival is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.