Our Organization

PTF Europe is an independent not-for-profit organization, the European affiliate of the Washington DC-based Partnership for Transparency (PTF) .

The PTF family has over 15 years of experience in supporting citizen-led good governance programming around the world.

In Europe, we registered as PTF e.V.  (“eingetragener Verein”) under German law in the Munich Registry Court in January 2014, as an independent German not-for-profit organization, based in Munich.

Together with PTF and its other affiliates (Asia, Africa, PTF India), PTF Europe carries out projects, both combined and separately, as described on this website.

Our philosophy and mission

An active, informed and engaged civil society is vital to making governments more effective, accountable and transparent. PTF Europe envisions societies where citizens succeed in making their government free of corruption and where good governance and rule of law are practiced by public authorities. Our mission is to support and strengthen citizen-led approaches in developing countries and emerging economies, to help them achieve these aims.

PTF Europe accomplishes its mission through mobilizing funding, especially by participating with like-minded CSOs in relevant calls for proposal, and coupling it with expertise to support multi-year projects and programs of civil society organizations and other civil society actors, including journalists.

Our Services


PTF Europe offers highly experienced international advisers with ‘hands-on’ experience of working with civil society on a wide range of topics, available to assist CSOs in developing plans, monitoring implementation and evaluating impact.


PTF Europe can serve as a link among civil society organizations with common goals and challenges to promote exchange of experience and mutual support networks worldwide.


PTF Europe can draw on global best practices for adaptation to local conditions and extract lessons for world-wide knowledge sharing


PTF Europe provides services to enhance institutional development and to strengthen citizen engagement, to qualify them for potential support by aid agencies and international financial institutions