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openPetition supported petitioners going to create their petition to collect signatures and submit the petition to the appropriate recipient. Moreover openPetition calls regardless of the formal petition process comments from parliamentarians. Whether it is the preservation of the youth club, the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, changes in legislation or building wind turbines: Every day Start users and user petitions on our platform and bring changes ahead: local, regional, nationwide and little by little in Europe. More than 10 million people use openPetition and be part of the digital democracy.
The openPetition team
Jörg Mitzlaff - studied computer science in Berlin and worked as a software developer and IT manager at Infoseek, eBay and idealo, among others. During a break in 2009, he set up the openPetition platform. Since 2012 he has been the managing director and co-partner, and since 2020 the sole partner of openPetition non-profit GmbH.
Jessica Seip - Heads the editorial department and is an expert in campaign strategies. As a cultural scientist, she was active in the radio landscape for several years before her employment at openPetition. In addition to our users, she also looks after NGOs and advocates equal rights at all levels.
Conner Defosse - was initially a federal volunteer at openPetition and now works in the editorial office. He is interested in the means by which citizens can make themselves heard and become more active. Therefore, he makes participation opportunities as simple, attractive and effective as possible.
Anna Frey - is an editor specializing in public relations. It supports users and users in gaining through public relations and social media campaigns attention to their concerns.
Maria Plass - supported as a student assistant, the social media department in the newsroom of openPetition. She is studying sustainable social policy with a focus on communication and is very interested in children and education rights.
Hanna Schöttes - has been doing her federal voluntary service in the editorial office of openPetition since September 2020. She is particularly interested in motivating people of all social backgrounds to participate in politics and in supporting them in joint discourse and the implementation of projects.
Isabel Barth - specializing in fundraising and donations care and supports the editorial staff as a student assistant. Takes you already have experience in the financial sector and work with NGOs and with a particular interest in promoting engagement in urban areas.
Cai Schultz - studied political science in Würzburg, Potsdam and Lisbon and works as an editor at openPetition. He wants to use the profit potential of digitization within the meaning of democracy.
Tra My Lisa Nguyen - American studies and cultural studies has studied and was after graduation part of openPetition editors. It is committed to since childhood for cultural exchange and finds Democracy must be primarily included - designed by all, for all.
Jonas Hantelmann - is a software developer at openPetition. Prior to that, he trained as an application development IT specialist and taught ICT at a school in Ghana.
Steven von Roden - After studying Business Information Systems in Dresden, the software developer moved to Berlin. Here he prefers to work with open source software and is impressed by the (musical) diversity of the city.
Thanh Dung Nguyen - is a web developer at openPetition. After studying cognitive science in Osnabrück, she worked as an IT consultant and traveled a lot abroad. In addition to data protection and democracy, social justice is a major issue for her.
Hannah Schwarz - trained as an IT specialist for application development and has been working as a web developer at openPetition since August 2020. She volunteers for a non-partisan pro-European association and wishes to make Europe easier to understand.
Jochen Taeschner - studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is convinced that social participation must not fail because of digital obstacles. That is why he works with openPetition to improve these sustainably.
Karina Taubert - studied English and computer science at the Humboldt University of Berlin. You excited for intuitive operation and tidy code in software that really help bring people. Since November 2020 she has been a web developer part of the team of openPetition.
Ralf Engelmann - is an honorary system administrator for openPetition. He is particularly committed to privacy and data economy. Full-time, he works at an Internet Preisvergleichsportal.
openPetition is the result of a voluntary initiative by Jörg Mitzlaff and online since April of 2010. In July 2012, the openPetition profit company by the shareholders Jörg Mitzlaff and Campact eV was founded. Since 2020 is the founder Jörg Mitzlaff sole shareholder of openPetition gGmbH. For 2021, we plan to convert the gGmbH in profit responsibility property . By the tax office for corporations Berlin I the openPetition gGmbH is serving recognized for promoting education, promoting democratic government and promotion of civic engagement, according to the latest available exemption decision of 24.01.2019 as charitable.