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Digital Social Innovation Index Survey


Thank you for supporting the development of the Digital Social Innovation (DSI) Index. This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and respondents will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a voucher worth €50 for your favourite online shop or service!

What is this survey for?
This work is part of the EU funded DSI4EU project, which aims to support digital social innovation to grow and scale across Europe through research, policy, advocacy and practical support for practitioners. The Index aims to compare the capacity of local and national ecosystems to support Digital Social Innovation (DSI) initiatives across Europe, and to provide policymakers with ideas and case studies of how they can better support DSI to thrive. 

Who is this survey for?
In this survey we want to hear from all those involved in or interested in digital social innovation, tech for good, social tech and civic tech. This includes funders, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, intermediaries, support organisations and other interested parties. 

What will I be asked to do? 
Through a round table event, interviews with experts and rapid literature review, we have identified 32 enabling factors which are considered important for starting, sustaining and growing DSI initiatives. These factors, or indicators, have been grouped into 7 overarching themes.

In this survey, we will ask you to rank the 7 overarching themes in order of their importance for the creation, sustainability and growth of DSI initiatives. For each theme, we will then ask you to rank the indicators that make up that theme. We realise that the relative importance of these factors is subjective and ranking them is not always easy. It is for this reason that we are asking for the personal views of a wide range of stakeholders. (As an added incentive, one respondent will be chosen at random to receive a voucher worth €50 for their preferred online shop or service!)

You can read more about the DSI index and how we chose the indicators we are asking you to rank here.

Throughout the survey, hovering your mouse over blue underlined words or terms will give you a definition or an explanation of why it has been included in the index. This is especially useful for the themes and indicators we are asking you to rank.

Thank you for taking the time to fill in the survey and contribute to important research and policy work! If you have any questions, please email