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Profile of registrant

Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.

Identification number in the register: 15301356478-87
Registration date: 25/08/11 13:08:32

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/08/14 10:20:05
The date of the last annual update was 05/08/14 10:20:05

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.
Acronym: OKF DE
Legal status: Registered non-for-profit Organisation
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Daniel Dietrich
Position: Chairman of the executive board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Daniel Dietrich
Position: Chairman of the executive board

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 24 Schlesische Str. 6 
Berlin 10997
Telephone number: (+4930) 577036660
Fax number: (+4930) 577036669
Other contact information: Office Berlin
Singerstraße 109
10179 Berlin

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: OKF DE promotes the release, use and re-use of open knowledge from various domains, in particular that of government data. We work on technologies that enable greater transparency in public life and new spaces for citizen participation. OKF DE combines expertise from various disciplines and institutions such as academia, civil society, private business, and public sector among others. This interdisciplinary approach enables OKF to work on complex topics and find easy solutions for citizens to achieve an open government in Germany.

Our focus is not only on technology, but supporting communities of practice, whether they're working on public finance, transparency or politics classical literature. For us successful projects are driven by their users. Only projects addresses a real need an added value for citizens can become sustainable.

The OKF DE is the german chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF). The OKF DE is a decentralised organisation run primarily by volunteers. The OKF DE has a Board that is responsible for the financial and legal integrity of the Organisation, and a distinguished Advisory Board.
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: 12
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

Mission Statement

We seek a world in which open knowledge is ubiquitous and routine. We promote open knowledge because of its potential to deliver far-reaching societal benefits. For example:

• Better democracy: openness improves governance through increased transparency and engagement
• Better culture: openness means greater access, sharing and participation.
• Better science: for science to effectively function, and for society to reap the full benefits from scientific endeavours, it is crucial that public scientific information be open.
• Better economy: openness permits easier and more rapid reuse of material and open data and content are the key raw ingredients for the development of innovative tools and services

What is Open Knowledge?

‘Open’ knowledge is any material – whether content, data or general information – which anyone is free to use, re-use and redistribute without restriction. We promote the creation, dissemination and use of open knowledge in all its forms, from genes to geo data , sonnets to statistics. For more details see

Our Goals

• Make open knowledge ubiquitous and routine
• Create open knowledge of use to ourselves and others
• Help others create open knowledge of use to themselves and others
• Build a sustainable and vibrant community
• Develop tools and services in relation to the above
• Increase “user freedom” for content and data

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 12
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 250,000
of which public financing: 230,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 130,000
- from national sources: 50,000
- from local/regional sources: 50,000
from other sources: 20,000
- donations: 20,000
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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