ICFO Conference 2017 in Germany

16th of June 2017: Bahn Tower, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Mitte 

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

The Impact on Monitoring Agencies

Friday, 16th June 2017, 10:00 to 16:30

Bahntower, Potsdamer Platz 2, 10785 Berlin (Mitte)

09:15 to 09:45 Transfer to 21th Floor of BahnTower and Registration

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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  

3. 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 Introductury 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 

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.

Register now for ICFO AGM 2017 in Berlin

Please fill out the ICFO AGM 2017 Registration before 12 June 2017. This will help DZI to properly arrange rooms and meals.

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Important: In addition to the registration for the AGM, please book directly the hotel arrangement as indicated below.

Please contact for any questions:
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Mrs. Christine Kollmar
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