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 (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.