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The European Parliament adopted, on Thursday March 10th 2011, a Written declaration on establishing European Statutes for associations, foundations and mutual sociaties. This declaration was supported by 5 Members of the European Parliament and, thanks to the efforts of these members and civil society organisations, it was signed by a majority of MEPs and therefore became an official act of the European Parliament. The declaration will now be passed to the European Commission, the Council and the governments and parliaments of Member States.
The AEDH is in favour of the establishment of European statutes for associations and therefore actively participated in the campaign of lobbying towards MEPs in order to convince them of the importance of these European statutes and to collect their signature for the written declaration. We are very pleased with this good result at the European Parliament and invite the other European institutions and the Member States to take it into account in order to ensure recognition at the European level of European associations.
Download the Written declaration.