Statutes of the association

A non-profit association is a group of natural or legal entities who pursue a charitable goal.

Articles of incorporation

The founding members can set up a non-profit association by private deed or by authentic deed with a notary. The number of copies is set by law at a minimum of two.

The following elements are mandatory in the content of the articles of association:

  • The name of the association
  • The address of the registered office with indication of the judicial district
  • The description of the purpose of the association
  • The description of the permanent and recent members, rights and obligations
  • The general meeting, date and competences
  • The board of directors, its composition and competences
  • Membership or contribution
  • Use of the power on dissolution
  • Duration of the association


The Federal Public Service of Justice has an information brochure (FR) where you can find more information. You can also enlist our services to draw up the statutes of your association.