Definition: European Co-operative society (SCE)
A co-operative society [multinational enterprise group] set up within the territory of the Community in the form of a European Co-operative Society (SCE) on the conditions laid down in the SCE Regulation.
The registered office of an SCE shall be located within the Community, in the same Member State as its head office.
European Union, Council Regulation (EC) No 1435/2003 of 22 July 2003 on the Statute for a European Co-operative Society (SCE), quoted in Eurostat, "Business registers. Recommendations manual", Methodologies and Working Papers, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010