We are a non-profit organisation based in Berlin.

    Association

    We are committed to the dissemination of free and openly accessible knowledge in society. We see ourselves as an active part of German and European civil society. Our work is independent, non-partisan, interdisciplinary, and non-commercial.

    We are present in numerous areas of society and are recognized as one of the leading organisations for innovative projects in the areas of transparency and accountability, rule of law, access to knowledge and participation, digital literacy and public control in Germany and Europe alike.

    We are also engaged in the globally active Open Knowledge Network.

    2011
    The association was founded. The first meeting took place in 2010 at the re:publica with Rufus Pollock, initiator of the Open Knowledge Network.

    32
    We now employ 32 people - including activists, scientists, developers, policy specialists and designers.

    24
    Open Knowledge Deutschland engages in the international Open Knowledge network. The network includes organisations from a total of 24 countries.

    44
    In the past years we have realized 44 projects - among them campaigns, hackathons, community support, educational offers and software solutions.

    28
    Our volunteer community members organise regular events in 28 cities throughout Germany.

    1.387
    The number of active members in our community. Our network contains a wide range of knowledge on Open Data, Open Government and Civic Tech.

    Our board

    Our Board is responsible for the strategic direction and financial integrity of the organisation. The Board works on an voluntary basis. It controls and supports the management of the association.

    Details zu den Mitgliedern

    Bild von Daniel Dietrich

    Daniel Dietrich
    Member of the Board

    Bild von Dr. Stefan Heumann

    Dr. Stefan Heumann
    Member of the Board

    Bild von Felix Reda

    Felix Reda
    Member of the Board

    Bild von Gabriele C. Klug

    Gabriele C. Klug
    Treasurer

    Bild von Kristina Klein

    Kristina Klein
    Chairwoman of the Board

    Bild von Lea Gimpel

    Lea Gimpel
    Member of the Board

    Annual reports

    Our annual reports contain detailed information on the development of our organisation and our projects. As of 2017, our annual report is based on the Social Reporting Standard.

    Annual Report 2020

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2020 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2019

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2018 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end. This is the first online/non-PDF version of our annual report.

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    Annual Report 2018

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2018 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end. This is the first online/non-PDF version of our annual report.

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    Annual Report 2017

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2017 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2016

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2016 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2015

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2015 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2014

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2014 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2013

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2013 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2012

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2012 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Annual Report 2011

    In addition to funding information and program activities from the 2011 financial year, the annual report describes the challenges for an open and just society in Germany as well as the contribution we would like to make to this end.

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    Downloads

    • Statutes

      Our nonprofit status is based on our statutes. It has been adopted at the 2011 General Meeting and amended in 2021.

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    • Notice of exemption

      The notice of exemption by the Berlin Court confirms our nonprofit status.

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    • Code of conduct

      Our Code of Conduct sets out common values and principles of action that apply to all members, employees, management and the board.

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