In Brandenburg, the number of clubs is decreasing. According to this, the number has fallen by 1.4 percent since 2012, according to a study by the Donors’ Association for German Science. According to the study, there were 17,683 clubs in Brandenburg in 2022, compared to 17,928 in 2012. Compared to 2019, the number of clubs in Brandenburg increased slightly, with 19 clubs joining in the last three years.
According to the study, the number of clubs increased nationwide: from 2016 to 2022 it was 2 percent more. The number of clubs in Berlin increased the most with growth of 22.3 percent.
According to the Stifterverband, the role of associations is also changing. They therefore want to provide impetus for social and political change more often and are less oriented towards the interests of their members.
The study was carried out by Civil Society in Numbers (Ziviz), a subsidiary of the Stifterverband. In order to determine the club numbers, Ziviz read out the club register.