Initiative for a transparent civil society


1. Name, registered office address and founding year of our organization

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights e.V. (ECCHR)
Zossener Street 55-58, Staircase D
10961 Berlin, Germany

Founding year: 2007

Contact person: Nicolina Zimmermann, zimmermann[at]

2. Complete charter and information about the goals of our organization

Our charter
Who we are
What motivates us

3. Details concerning tax exemption status

According to the corporation tax assessment certification (dated 6 September 2022), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) e.V. (tax number 27/664/51478) is recognized as serving non-profit purposes by the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin, and is therefore exempt from corporate tax according to §5 para. 1 No. 9 of the corporation tax law, and from commercial tax according to §3 No. 6 of the commercial tax law. ECCHR contributes to the following non-profit pursuits in the sense of §§ 51 ff. AO

- Providing assistance to those persecuted on political, racial or religious grounds, for refugees and displaced persons (§52 para. 2 sentence 1 no. 10 AO)
- Providing assistance to victims of criminal acts (Section 52 (2) Sentence 1 No. 10 AO)

4. Name and position of key decision-makers

General secretary and special representative: Wolfgang Kaleck
Council: Lotte Leicht (chairwoman), Tobias Singelnstein (vice chairman), Dieter Hummel (treasurer)

5. Activity report

2022 Annual Report

6. Staff

ECCHR employs a total of 44 staff members, 18 of whom work full-time and 26 part-time. In addition, three colleagues work for ECCHR in an advisory capacity, as well as four more as research fellows. Here, the ECCHR team introduces itself.

Organizational chart

7. Source of funds & 8. Use of funds

2022 Annual Report, pages 98-99

Our annual financial statements as of 31 December 2021 were audited by Hamburger Treuhand Gesellschaft Schomerus & Partner mbB Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hamburg, and received an unqualified audit confirmation certification. The audit and the certification pertain exclusively to our end-of-year financial statements that we prepared in accordance with commercial law. The annual financial statements shown in this annual report differ from those within the audited report; in particular, the financial figures are summarized/abbreviated.

Further information on our financial and fundraising policy

Standard Form Publication Requirement Fundraising Institutions

9. Corporate legal affiliation

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights e.V. has no corporate legal affiliation with third parties.

10. Names of persons whose annual payments exceed 10 percent of the total annual budget

An overview of our funding income can be found in the current annual report, pages 98-99. Grants from the OAK Foundation and Bertha Foundation account for more than 10 percent of ECCHR’s current total budget. 

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