Legal ASSOCIATION OBLIGATIONS 1901

The association "LES AILES DE VENISE" (Wings of Venice)  is a French non-profit association created under the law of July 1st 1901 and is registered in the National Register of Associations of the Ministry of the Interior under the number .

The 1901 Act defines association as "the agreement by which two or more persons permanently pool their knowledge or activity for a purpose other than profit sharing".

The formation of an association is, therefore, dominated by a principle of freedom. Anyone may, freely, with a consenting third party, form an association. In addition, the association is given great freedom to draft its statutes.

The main characteristics are:

  • The association is an agreement, a contract of private law between members.
  •  Non-profit-making: the main purpose of the association is not to seek profit;
  •   => This means that an association may have lucrative activities, but these activities must only be used to finance the purpose of the association. Any overall profits made by the association may not be distributed among its members.
  • Non-sharing of profits: the gains made by the association must not allow the personal enrichment of its members, neither during the life of the association, nor at dissolution;
  • Object is unlimited: total freedom of the associative object, except to violate public order and be contrary to morality;
    • Voluntary management and administration;
    •  Lack of benefits;
    • Non-sharing of profits: the gains made by the association must not allow the personal enrichment of its members, neither during the life of the association, nor at dissolution;
    • Non-distribution of assets. be disinterested in nature, which is assessed according to 3 cumulative conditions:
      This may include obtaining grants or accreditation.

The declared association obtains the status of legal person upon publication in the Official Journal.