07. December 2020 | von Lisa


Verbund Offener Werkstätten e.V. made a self-commitment to the Transparent Civil Society Initiative at the beginning of December 2014. As a non-profit association, we want to keep our actions and projects consistently transparent and publicly accessible. On this page you will find important documents that give you information about our income, members, our board and other important decision makers. Some information is currently missing and will be added shortly.

1. name, registered office, address and year of foundation

Verbund Offener Werkstätten e.V.
VR31850B Amtsgericht Berlin / Charlottenburg
Singerstraße 109
10179 Berlin

postal adress
Verbund Offener Werkstätten e.V.
Postfach 12 01 12
40601 Düsseldorf

Year of foundation: 2012

Lisa Kückels

2. Complete statutes as well as information on the objectives of our organization

Link to statutes

Link to excerpt from the register of associations

Link to our goals

Link zu Themenfelder

3. Information on tax benefits

The Verbund Offener Werkstätten e.V. is, according to the last notice of exemption received by us from the Berlin tax office dated 10.05.2021, exempt from corporation tax pursuant to Section 5 (1) No. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax pursuant to Section 3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Act, because it exclusively and directly serves tax-privileged charitable purposes within the meaning of Sections 51 ff A0.

Link to the current exemption certificate

4. Name and function of key decision-makers

Maik Jähne, Maximilian Voigt, Lena Streit, Max Hilse, Roberto Hoffmann  (all voluntary),

scientific accompaniment from anstiftung - non-profit foundation under civil law, Tom Hansing

Projectmanagement Explore Update 2.0 for youth work and organizational development, Christoff Gäbler

Audit for fiscal year 2021: Jonas Hummel (Zircula Lab, Bremerhaven)
Audit for fiscal year 2022: Chris Herrmann (Urban Lab, Nürnberg), Frank Thorhauer (AWO Makerkutsche, Lübbenau)

5. Report on activities

6. Structur of staff

5 Boardmembers (voluntary), abot 10 hours/month
1 fulltime, 38 hours/week (Project Explore Update 2.0, limited to 2024)
1 half-time, 20 hours/week (Community Management, indefinite since 01.10.2022)
1 half-time 20 hours/Woche (Administration/Finance, indefinite since 01.10.2022)
1 Freelance, about 2 hours/moth (IT/technial support)
volunteering on projects as needed (e.g. Projects FabAccess und CoWiki)

7. Information on the origin of funds

8. Information on the application of funds

9. Social connectedness

The Foundation anstiftung carries out research into commons, do-it-yourself and sustainable regionalisation. A key element of this is creating a new perspective on what Western societies understand by "prosperity". Since quality of life is not just about having a large number of different products, the Foundation networks and promotes subsistence practices in everyday life and draws attention to their importance for a sustainable society in a sustainable global context.

drosos Foundation
The DROSOS FOUNDATION is committed to enabling young people to develop their full potential. The foundation was established at the end of 2003 with headquarters in Zurich; it has been operational since the beginning of 2005. It has no ideological, political or religious affiliation.

Vulca is a non-profit organisation with the mission to bring citizens ideas to EU policy makers using a bottom-up approach

Transparency Germany
Transparency International Deutschland e.V. (Transparency Germany) is the national chapter of Transparency International. Transparency International is a global network leading the fight against corruption including more than 100 established national chapters.

10. Names of legal entities whose annual payments account for more than 10% of the total annual budget

The Verbund Offener Werkstätten e.V. gets a yearly grant of 25.000 Euro by anstiftung

In the period from 01.11.2020 to 31.01.2024, the project Explore Update 2.0 runs and is funded by the Drosos Foundation with a total of 450,872.00 euros.In the context of the large Drosos project, another smaller project of Drosos was approved at the beginning of 2022 from the "Fund for Cooperation and Model Transfers". The implementation period is 01.03.2022 to 31.12.2022. The funding amounts to 10.400,00 Euro

TheVerbund Offener Werkstätten e.V. participated in the research project COWERK (commons-based peer production in Open Workshops) and received earmarked project funding totaling 99,956 euros from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung