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Profile of registrant

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.-Gesellschaft zur Förderung freien Wissens

Identification number in the register: 17599199655-43
Registration date: 09/10/12 13:27:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/09/13 14:33:40
The date of the last annual update was 12/09/13 05:56:59

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.-Gesellschaft zur Förderung freien Wissens
Acronym: WMDE
Legal status: e.V.
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Pavel Richter
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pavel Richter
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 72 Obentrautstrasse 
Berlin 10963
Telephone number: (+49) 30219158260
Fax number: (+49) 30219158269
Other contact information: Brussels contact:

Wikimedian in Brussels
Dimitar Dimitrov

Rue Limauge 19 Limaugestraat
Ixelles 1050 Elsene

+32 497 720 374

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. is a non-profit organisation promoting free knowledge. Founded in 2004 Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. supports Wikimedia projects with fundraising, infrastructure and public relations. The best known project is Wikipedia - The Free Enzyclopedia, one of the most popular websites worldwide. Wikimedia Deutschland supports Wikipedia's mission of creating and spreading free knowledge throughout the world. We consider the free and open access to knowledge as an integral part of the human right of education. Wikipedia, as well as other projects are independent, commercial-free and facilitated by volunteers and donations. Wikimedia Deutschland supports the growing Wikimedia projects with awareness raising campaigns, assists volunteer projects and represents the idea of free knowledge in the political field. We organize conferences and workshops, award prizes and scholarships, advise cultural and educational institutions and realize projects in cooperation with civil society partners and education projects. Furthermore we support the German Wikipedia-Community with technical and administrative assistance.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Dimitar Dimitrov 16/01/14 13/01/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Monitoring of Licenses for Europe
Monitoring Net Neutrality
Monitoring Data Protection
Lobbying for a per-work licensing option in the Collective Rights Management Directive
Preparing to monitor the TTIP negotiations
Joining the IP Infringement Observatory

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 6,500
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: We are the German Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation and part of the Wikimedia Movement. We have chapters across Europe and intend to have a common representation with them.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Wikimedia Movement, Wikimedia Foundaiton

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 09/2013
Total budget: 4,850,000
of which public financing: 95,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 95,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 4,755,000
- donations: 4,300,000
- contributions from members: 150,000
Corporate Social Responsibility : 75,000
Royalties : 25,000
Interest : 5,000
Subsidies : 200,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

For a full financial picture see our most recently published annual report (2012, English) at

There is also an annual plan for 2013:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.