We are a non-profit organization based in Berlin.

    Association and umbrella organization

    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 organizations for innovative projects in the areas of rule of law, transparency and accountability, access to knowledge and participation, digital literacy and public control in Germany and Europe.

    We are also the German branch of 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.

    39
    We now employ 39 people - including activists, scientists, developers, policy specialists and designers.

    24
    Open Knowledge Deutschland e.V. is part of the international Open Knowledge network. The network includes organizations 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 organize 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 Executive Board is responsible for the strategic direction and financial integrity of the organization. The Board works on an honorary basis. It controls and supports the management of the association.

    Details zu den Mitgliedern

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    Andreas Pawelke
    Chairman of the board

    Bild von Daniel Dietrich

    Daniel Dietrich
    Member of the Board

    Bild von Jana Wichmann

    Jana Wichmann
    Member of the Board

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    Kristina Klein
    Treasurer

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    Lucy Chambers
    Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board

    Yearly reports

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

    Report 2017

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2016

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2015

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2014

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2013

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2012

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Report 2011

    In addition to the financing and presentation of the projects from the 2017 financial year, the report describes the challenges for an open and fair society in Germany and the contribution we would like to make to this.

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    Downloads

    • Statutes

      Our charitable status is based on our statutes. It has been adopted at the 2011 General Meeting and amended in 2017.

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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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    • Mission Statement

      The mission statement has been adopted by the founding meeting in Berlin on 19.02.2011 and amended at the general meeting in Berlin on 11.11.2017.

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    • Governance model

      The governance model defines the roles and responsibilities of the governing bodies team, management and board.

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    • Memorandum of Understanding

      We are part of the international Open Knowledge Network. In order to become part of this network, this document has been prepared.

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