Transparency

    1. Name, registered office, address and year of incorporation

    Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V.
    Register of associations:
    Singerstr. 109
    D-10179 Berlin

    Register of associations no.: VR 30468 B
    The Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V. was founded in 2011.

    2. Complete statutes as well as information on the organisational goals (DE)

    The statutes of the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V. can be found here.

    3. Information on tax relief

    Our work is exempt from corporation tax pursuant to § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax pursuant to § 3 no. 6 of the Trade Tax Act due to the promotion of science and research as well as the promotion of popular and vocational education as well as student assistance pursuant to the last exemption notice received by us from the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin dated 03.09.2021.

    A current extract from the register of associations of 2020 can be found here.

    4. Name and function of essential decision makers

    Since April 2021, Kristina Klein is interim chairwoman of the board (until the next general meeting). At the 2020 general meeting, Jana Wichmann was elected deputy chairwoman and Gabriele Klug was elected treasurer, all valid for a period of two years. Further board members are Daniel Dietrich, Julia Reda, Lea Gimpel and Stefan Heumann. Henriette Litta is managing director of the association.

    Ethics Officer

    Our current OKF Ethics Officer ist Giulia Norberti. Questions regarding ethics and the code of conduct can be directed to ethics@okfn.de .

    Data protection officer

    Our external data protection officer is Beata-Konstanze Hubrig from Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Hubrig.

    5. Annual reports [DE]

    Transparancy has to be lived and not just demanded, and thus, since 2017, we provide our annual financial and activity report following the guidelines of the Social Reporting Standard.

    6. Personnel structure

    Team members 2020

    With an average of 28, the number of employed team members is slightly below the previous year’s level (32). At Jugend hackt, funding for some positions expired as planned at the beginning of the year; the projects Data School and Turingbus were completed. As of January, the position of managing director, which had been held on an interim basis since June 2019, was filled. FragDenStaat was able to grow in terms of staff thanks to high donation income. For the first time, it was possible to hire an in-house lawyer who also provides general advice to the association. A developer position was also filled in the project. At Jugend hackt, one of two program heads changed in January. The majority of employees (25) is based in the Berlin office. For Jugend hackt, there are also two employees in Ulm and one in Fürstenberg/Havel. It is particularly pleasing that the proportion of women at OKF DE is over 55 percent. Eight full-time team members hold leadership positions, half of whom are female.

    7. & 8. Information on source & use of funds

    Neither private nor legal persons hold shares in our association. This would not be possible. There is no membership in any other organisation, we are not legally affiliated with any organisation, and hold no shares in any other organisation.

    Project funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to finance the Prototype Fund in 2020 accounts for approximately 20% of the total annual budget. Core funding from Luminate accounts for approx. 15% of the total income in 2020. Funding from the SKala-Initiative for Jugend hackt and for OKF’s organizational development corresponds to approx. 11% of the total income in 2020. All other income is well below 10% of total income.