Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. It brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. Transparency’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
Transparency International is a global network including more than 100 established national chapters. The national chapters fight corruption on the national level in a number of ways. They are working independently and are self-financed. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. Transparency’s global chapter network also uses advocacy campaigns to lobby governments in order for them to implement anti-corruption reforms.
Transparency Deutschland is the national chapter in Germany focusing on corruption in Germany. As in all other countries, problems are ranging from the public to the private sphere, from the health care system to sports.
With regard to more internationally related issues, you may find a range of English documents on our website providing you with an inside in the work of Transparency Deutschland.
Both the office of Transparency Deutschland and the headquarter of Transparency International are based in Berlin. Please see below for directions.
To learn more about the international movement of Transparency International, please turn to the international website: www.transparency.org
Documents available in English
Report "Lobbying in Germany"
In addition existing regulations and practices in the field of lobbying in Germany, the report includes ten recommendations for policy-makers. The report also explains the need for a legislative footprint and presents case studies of lobbying in Germany.
Lobbying in Germany, October 2014 (pdf, 410 kB)
Hamburg Transparency Law
The Hamburg Transparency Law, was passed through the parliament of city-state Hamburg with the support of all political parties in June 2012. The law came into force on October 6th, 2012. It turns the principle of government openness upside down. The transparency law does not define a right to information for citizens but the obligation for the government to publish; without abolishing the right to information.
Transparency Act of Hamburg (HmbTG) (pdf, 73,7 kB)
Blog: "Hamburg’s Transparency Law to open government more than ever", June 25, 2012
Directions to Transparency Germany
Alte Schönhauser Str. 44
How to get there
On public transport
U8 to Weinmeisterstraße or
U2 to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
S5/ 7/ 9/ 75 to Hackescher Markt
For directions to Transparency International Secretariat click here