Stadt Land Code : An incubator for civic tools in Germany

**Today is the launch of [OKFN-De’s](http://okfn.de/) new project [‘Stadt Land <Code>’](http://www.stadtlandcode.de) (‘City State <Code>’), an incubator to create digital tools for Citizens. This project is aimed at getting developers to create and implement applications to make the life of citizens in Germany easier and better.**

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Together, the plan is to create useful applications for civic good. The applications entered should aim to further the cause of citizen participation, government- or administrative-transparency in Germany.

## Why does Germany need this?

In the UK and the USA there are a number of well-established applications which do this, e.g. [Fix my Street](http://www.fixmystreet.com/) and [Everyblock](http://www.everyblock.com/) which help citizens to either connect more effectively to one another or to the state. Germany is still trailing behind in this regard, but there is a huge demand for this type of application, while the number of services offered is still rather limited. This is what OKFN-De want to change with Stadt, Land <Code>. In this project, the teams who come up with the best concepts will be supported with seed money and invited to a camp in Berlin to exchange and develop their ideas.

## Want to know more about ‘Stadt Land <Code>’?

For more details and how to apply, check out the website:

And the ‘Stadt Land <Code>’ video (this version has English subtitles). For the original, see [Vimeo](http://vimeo.com/50223386):

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