The following guest post is by David Osimo, European policy analyst and member of the OKF’s Working Groups on Open Government Data and EU Open Data

Who are the civic hackers? What are their motivations and barriers? What impact are government 2.0 initiatives having? And most importantly, what policy choices should the EU make?

To address these questions, we have set-up a web survey of civic hackers to investigate profile, motivations, uptake of collaborative public services. We seek feedback from the widest variety of developers who are building citizens-generated services, based on government data or on citizens-generated data. We invite all developers to invest 5 minutes of their time in filling the very short questionnaire.

Your contribution will raise awareness about civic hacking in EU policy and make it more relevant and helpful to your activities. We will release all results as raw data (after anonymization). We will close the survey on July 7th.

###Background of the study
In 2010, the EU eGovernment Action Plan put “collaborative e-government” as its first priority. In order to investigate its impact and recommend possible policy options, the EC commissioned a study, which includes this survey. Further information on the study and first results are available at