Definition: Association/Voluntary organisation

Business registers

A social economy enterprise (non-profit institution) characterized by:

- Voluntary and open membership
- Equal voting rights – resolutions carried by majority
- Members’ fees – no capital contribution
- Autonomy and independence
- Service providers, voluntary work, sports and advocacy/representative
- Important providers in health care, care for elderly and children and social services
Source:
Eurostat, "Business registers. Recommendations manual", Methodologies and Working Papers, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010
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