Code for Germany is an initiative created by the “Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland” in partnership with Code For America. The aim of the initiative is to promote developments in the area of transparency, open data, and civic tech in Germany.
Code for Germany was launched in February 2014 with the creation of Open Knowledge Labs in eight towns. These labs are regional groups of designers, developers, journalists, and other interested parties who meet regularly to work on useful open-data-related applications. They develop apps which make the work of administrative bodies and municipal authorities, in particular, more transparent. Since its founding, the network has grown to encompass 25 labs and a community of over 300 volunteers.
Code for Germany is part of the international Code for All Community, a global network of civic tech initiatives.