Name, location, year of founding
Bureau for the Implementation of Equal Treatment (BUG)
Place: 10405 Berlin
Adress: Greifswalder Str. 4
Founded: 18th April 2009
The Bureau for the Implementation of Equal Treatment is a charitable association.
Statutes and information on the objectives of the BUG
Information on the tax concession
The latest notice of exemption by the tax office of Berlin issued on 13 November 2019 exempts BUG from the corporate tax according to § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG as well as the trade tax in accordance with § 3 Nr. 6 GewStG, as the association exclusively and directly pursues tax-privileged and charitable goals in terms of §§ 51 ff. AO.
Here you can access the notice of exemption. (only available in German)
Furthermore, the notification concerning the compliance with statutory requirements can be found here.
Names and function of relevant decision makers
The board conducts the affairs of the association. Mr. Rainer Nickel PhD is the Chairperson of the board.
Mr. Alexander Tischbirek PhD is holding the position of the Deputy Chairperson. Ms. Simone Wiegratz serves as the treasurer.
The last registration into the Charlottenburg district court Register of Associations was carried out on 12th February 2013.
The members of the BUG
BUG submits annual activity reports to its Board and members (only available in German).
(only available in German)
The majority of BUG’s staff works on a voluntary basis. Some of them do an internship.
Information on the sources and application of funding
(only available in German)
Here you can read our data protection declaration (only available in German).
Association with others
BUG works in a field which requires close communication and cooperation with associations of people who are affected by discrimination. These are mainly national associations representing the interests of the groups mentioned in the AGG, but also trade unions, religious organisations and all organisations working in the field of equal treatment and protection against discrimination. BUG’s networking is aiming for strengthening mutual interests without causing competitive situations.
In August 2013 the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) granted consultative status to the BUG. We are now enabled to actively participate in UN-committees working in the field of equal treatment and non-discrimination. This has been confirmed by ECOSOC's quadrennial reports published on Januar 29th, 2018.
In January 2015 BUG has become a legally recognised association which can support and file lawsuits within the scope of §13 section 3 of the German equality act for people with disabilities.
BUG has been supported by several foundations since its formation. Current donors can be found here.