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

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.5 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

0

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens   (WMDE)

    EU Transparency Register

    17599199655-43 First registered on 09 Oct 2012

    Goals / Remit

    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 Encyclopaedia, 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.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Services Act
    Digital Markets Act
    Terrorist Content Regulation
    Artificial Intelligence Act
    ePrivacy/GDPR review
    Data Act
    e-Evidence

    Address

    Head Office
    Tempelhofer Ufer, 23-24
    Berlin 10963
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    12 rue Belliard
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 02 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Michele FAILLA 30 Mar 2023 29 Mar 2024
    Ms Anna Mazgal 11 Oct 2022 10 Oct 2023
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 29 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2021
    Mr Justus DREYLING 20 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Ms Anna Mazgal 09 Nov 2019 07 Nov 2020
    Mr Theis THEIS 15 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 15 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2020
    Ms Anna Mazgal 06 Nov 2018 06 Nov 2019
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 23 Jan 2018 15 Jan 2019
    Ms Anna Mazgal 13 Nov 2017 06 Nov 2018
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 10 Jan 2017 09 Jan 2018
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 16 Jan 2016 10 Jan 2017
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 06 Jan 2015 22 Dec 2015
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 16 Jan 2014 06 Jan 2015
    Mr Dimitar Dimitrov 20 Jun 2013 15 Dec 2013

    Complementary Information

    2 people responsible for the EU activities
    3 person team responsible for German activities but also partly helping out with EU level activities
    1 half-time person working on specific projects/dossiers
    About 30 volunteers with varying degrees of commitment

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU, European Digital Rights, COMMUNIA Association

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    10,767,593€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, Other, Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Project related grants 2,740,626€
    Contribution Membership fees 4,564,575€
    Contribution Other operational income 200,248€
    Contribution Donation revenue 3,262,144€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    *Art. 17 Transposition Group
    *Dialogue on Disinformation

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    None declared

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