04. What does it take to found an association in Switzerland?

In Switzerland it is relatively easy to found an association. It needs:

  • like-minded people, who want to found an association together with you;
  • written statutes, describing the purpose of the association and the organization;
  • Foundation meeting, at which the statutes are approved and the board of directors elected;
  • at most an entry in the Commercial register

For all these stages there are Tools and information on the Internet - such as general statutes, which you only need to modify for your purposes. After an association is founded, you should make it known in the community or region. This is because there are usually other people who are interested in the association and its activities. Also have your association listed in an association directory on the Internet. This way the association will be found better.

Information about the foundation of the association can be found on the following websites:



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