19. Political Influence

All significant input relating to legislative procedures, all entries in lobby lists, all significant payments of membership fees, all contributions to governments as well as all donations to political parties and politicians should be disclosed by country in a differentiated way.

According to its mission the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is independent and retains its neu-trality against the interests of individual groups from politics, economy and science. For this reason the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft does not take part in lobbying-activities or political opinion building.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is listed as a “not for profit Organization“ in the transparency register of the European Union. Because of this no grants in terms of money or materials assets to political parties, politicians or other organizations connected to them were made.