2017 Berlin, Germany

ICFO Conference 2017 in Germany

16th of June 2017

Place: Bahn Tower, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Mitte
Time: 10:00 to 16:30


ICFO Annual General Meeting – Open Conference
In cooperation with Stiftung DZI, Germany

The Impact on Monitoring Agencies

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10:00 Welcome
Gerhard TIMM, Board Member DZI
Martina ZIEGERER, President ICFO
Moderation: Burkhard WILKE, Executive Director DZI

Part 1: Changing Spaces for Charities: External and Internal Challenges and Possibilities

10:15 A Changing Space for Civil Society – Scientific Perspectives Impulse Statements
prepared by Members of the Tocqueville Forum, Berlin
1. Charities and Democracy, Rupert, Graf STRACHWITZ Maecenata Stiftung
2. Internal Changes, Mareike ALSCHER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
3. Changes Through the Logic of Civil Society and Citizin, Susanne RATKA, Community Research Project

11:15 Questions and Answers concerning the Introductory Statements

11.30 Shrinking Spaces for NGOs? Practical Experiences and Political Statements
Christine MEISSLER, VENRO / Brot für die Welt, Berlin

11.50 Charities, Monitoring, Regulation in India
Harish VASHISTHA, Credibility Alliance, New Delhi

12:15 Lunchtime

13:15 The New Charity Law in China Transparency and Accountability
Youping Liu, China Charity Alliance, Beijing

13:40 The Chinese NPO Sector Challenges and Potentials
Kristin SHI-KUPFER, MERICS – Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin

14:00 Panel Discussion „Changing Spaces“
Christine MEISSLER

14:30 Coffee Break

Part 2: OECD /FATF Policy against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing – The Impact on Charities and Monitoring Agencies

15:00 FATF Recommendations and NPO Results of Recent Peer Reviews and Outlook on Evaluating the German Sector
Hanna SURMATZ European Foundation Centre (EFC), Brussels
(Relevant information can be found here: www.fatfplatform.org)

15:20 Preventing Terrorist Financing AND Supporting Humanitarian Aid
Bodo von BORRIES, VENRO, Berlin

15:40 Panel „Charities and Terrorist Financing“
Bodo von BORRIES

16:00 Collaboration between Charities as a Potential to develop Spaces for Charities
Art H. TAYLOR, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Washington D.C.

16:20 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
Martina ZIEGERER, President ICFO

*** Thank you!
Deutsche Bahn Stiftung gGmbH kindly supports the Open Conference 2017 of ICFO and DZI.
*** Please note: Conference language is English
Please arrive at the entrance of BahnTower early enough (09:15 to 09.45) so that you have sufficient time in order to to pass security, take the elevators and to complete registration on 21st Floor.
Because of security procedures at BahnTower, only participants with confirmed registration can be given access to the building.