"Everything has become more complex" for associations

By Christian BlockLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

The most recent reform of the law on non-profit organisations promised simplifications. In view of the increasing requirements in the world of associations, there is not much sign of this. A digital divide is also becoming apparent.

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A Wednesday evening at the end of January. More than 100 people have gathered in the multi-purpose hall Hall O in Oberkorn. What they have in common is that they are all active in various associations.

When the representatives of the Platform of Immigrant Associations (CLAE) take to the stage, the hall is already up to temperature. For more than an hour, both the association members and the political leaders of the Differdange municipality have been racking their brains over how to implement the provisions of the Waste Act. From 2025, the use of disposable packaging at public festivals will be prohibited.

The next topic is no less complex. It concerns the reform of the law on non-profit organizations and foundations. Information meetings like this are taking place all over the country at the beginning of 2024. After all, the new law affects more than 8,200 associations and more than 200 foundations in the country.

What is meant by the registered office of an association? Who decides whether the articles of association are sufficiently precise? How are "active" members defined? How must a club's finances be recorded? And why do the accounts have to be disclosed in the commercial register (RCS)? These are just some of the questions that many volunteers in the country are currently having to deal with.

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