Digital policy was a focal point of the German federal elections in 2017 and continues to rise questions. The Wahlkompass Digitales (digital election compass) creates transparency by opening up the political parties’ positions on these pressing issues. A research team of Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society analysed the election programs of six German parties regarding their views on digital policy including work, education, security and health. The online tool illustrates the initiatives and positions of each party in the aforementioned areas of interest and how their positions differ.

The tool was developed for Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. It is provided as standalone tool and embedded plugin for


  • Conceptual development
  • User interface design
  • Frontend development

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