PTF e.V. (PTF-Europe) is the European affiliate of Washington DC based Partnership for Transparency (PTF). It aims to promote the mission and goals it shares with PTF, mobilizing funds for projects and programs involving civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries that enhance service delivery, strengthen transparency, accountability and good governance.

PTF e.V, registered in the Munich (Germany) Registry Court in January 2014, is an independent German not-for-profit organization [“eingetragener Verein” (e.V) under German law], based in Munich.

Until 2012, PTF funders have included the development assistance agencies of the U.K., Australia, the World Bank and other international and bilateral institutions. One of the reasons for PTF e.V.’s establishment was, by registering as a not-for-profit association under the laws of one of the European Union (EU) countries, to allow it to have a „European identity“ and thus to make it possible to solicit support from EU institutions and partners by participating in appropriate calls for proposal.

How We Work

PTF e.V. (PTF-Europe), the European affiliate of the Washington DC based Partnership for Transparency (PTF) is a volunteer organization (like PTF) whose aim is to assist CSOs in developing and emerging countries to design and implement their anti-corruption, rule of law, good governance and related projects and programs. Since May 2014, PTF e.V. is registered as an eligible CSO with the European Union (EU) PADOR system. It is thus entitled to participate in EU calls for proposal in support of capacity building of CSOs in the above mentioned areas. This applies on the one hand to EU funded programs in the Western Balkans and the Eastern European Neighborhood countries (e.g. Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) in the context of the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) and the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI). As for programs in countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, these are funded under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI).

In 2015, PTF e.V. successfully participated in a EU call for proposal under ENI in support of CSOs who are to monitor public procurement and public budgeting in their countries. In 2016, PTF e.V. successfully participated under DCI in a EU call for proposal in support of capacity building of CSOs in Myanmar. In mid-2017, PTF e.V. joined a human rights lawyers CSO in Serbia as a co-applicant in a program, to be funded under ENPI, to provide capacity building to CSOs in the Western Balkans to monitor corruption in the judiciary, in the context of the EU accession negotiations or Stabilization and Association (SAA) arrangements.

PTF e.V. draws on the lessons of PTF’s past experiences to develop “knowledge” that assists civil society, research and public policy in the above mentioned areas. Find information about our most recent activities in our annual report. For further information on PTF e.V. activities please contact Mr. Franz Kaps at

How We’re Governed

PTF e.V. has a volunteer Board of 5 Directors under the chairmanship of Franz Kaps, a former World Bank official and a German citizen resident in Munich. Its members consist of former World Bank and other international institutions (such as OSCE) staff, international CSOs as well as private sector representatives. To learn more, please see our governing documents.

PTF e.V. Board of Directors

Mariette van Beek

Mariette van Beek joined PTF e.V. In 2014 as a procurement specialist.

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Matthias Einmahl

Matthias Einmahl is currently teaching as a Professor for public procurement and civil law at the University for Public Administration for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Cologne. Before that he worked as a Judge at the Court for the city and county of Halle/Saale.
Matthias studied Law at the Universities of Freiburg and Konstanz in Germany and was PhD awarded by the University …

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Franz Kaps

Franz Kaps retired from the World Bank in May 2007 as a Special Representative for Southeast Europe, co-manager of Joint European Commission-World Bank Office for …

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Hady Fink

Alexander Fink (MD, MPH) joined PTF e.V. in 2014. His interest is to improve health care access for poor people by providing better services, investing and implementing in prevention programs. As corruption is one of the main problems developing countries, he views governance and AC projects as vital to achieve these goals – especially on …

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Lars Jeurling

Lars Jeurling has been an adviser to the Partnership for Transparency Fund since 2004 working mostly on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Lars worked for nearly 30 years at the World …

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