The Open Knowledge Foundation Germany (OKF) is a non-profit association promoting the sharing of open knowledge in society. Our projects create a digital infrastructure for civic engagement and support citizens, journalists and organisations to realise their right to information, transparency and participation.
We are part of a global network of experts and activists in 58 countries.
Open knowledge is the basis for an open and democratic society. It enables participation, development, education and new business models. Our activities cover political activism and freedom of information, civic tech, research, cultural education and a youth programme.
We hold events, workshops, booksprints, hackdays and presentations on open knowledge and offer support and consulting.
The work of OKF DE is funded almost exclusively through individual projects. Our funders are the European Union, government donors at national and local level, foundations, non government organisations and private donors. A detailed overview of our finances is presented here.
2030 Watch is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. The goal of the project is to monitor the implementation of the sustainable development goals in EU and in OECD countries. The project budget for 2016 was €62,900 Euro. 69% of the budget was covered by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The other donors were Welthungerhilfe (9%), Brot für die Welt/EED (15%) and LEZ Berlin (2.5%). The rest (3.1%) are minor contributions by NGOs to our conference in May 2016 and individual donations.