Initiative for Transparency in Civil Society

Zur deutschen Version aller Angaben zu Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft

Transparency is important to us. That is why we have joined the Transparent Civil Society Initiative (Transparenten Initiative der Zivilgesellschaft). We undertake to make the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keep them up to date:


1) Identification
Name: Citizens For Europe (CFE) gemeinnütizge UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Registered in: Berlin, Germany
Visiting Address: Invalidenstraße 110, 10115 Berlin
Founded: April 2014 (predecessor association founded in 2009)

2) Purpose of Organisation
Articles of Incorporation (in DE)
Read more about our vision and activities

3) Non-Profit Status
Authority: Finanzamt für Körperschaften I, Berlin
Tax-ID: 27/611/04644
Freistellungsbescheid for the year 2016 (dated 19/11/2018)
Non-profit purpose: support of the democratic state

4) Power Structure
Shareholder and CEO: Martin Wilhelm
Head of Divisions: Daniel Gyamerah, Séverine Lenglet

5) Activity Report

6) Personnel in 2018 and 2019
5,5 fulltime equivalent personnel of which
– two head of division/team leaders (m/f) and one CEO (m)
– two 1,8 fulltime equivalent are male
– 2,5 fulltime equivalent are non-white
2 student assistants
6 long-term freelancers

7) Financial Report (preliminary for 2018): Income
a) public grants: 182.000 €
b) private grants/donations: 90.000 €
c) business income: 75.000 €
d) donations: 300 €

8) Financial Report (preliminary of 2018): Expenditures:
a) Personnel: 80%
b) Materials: 5%
c) Infrastructure: 5%
d) Services: 10%

For more details see the last closed account available (2016). The financial report of 2017 is expected in August, the report for 2018 in December this year.

9) Affiliations
none; Shareholder and CEO: Martin Wilhelm

10) Donations & Grants provided by legal entity and private persons (>10% of total turnover)
LOTTO Stiftung Berlin: 35.000 € (grant)
Bertelsmann Stiftung: 75.000 € (grant)
Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer: 15.000 € (donation)
Thüringer Staatskanzlei: 147.000 € (grant)
Kulturprojekte Berlin: 75.000 € (service provision)

Last updated: 08 July 2019