Registered association (Finland)
In Finland, a rekisteröity yhdistys (Finnish for registered association) is a registered, non-profit organization. The abbreviation ry is used as a suffix ending of the association's name. Registration requires the association to create a legally sound constitution, which must be approved by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. Registration turns the association into a juridical person with legal personality and the right to own property independently of its members, and it ensures the legal enforceability of its constitution.
Finland has around 130 000 registered associations (2011).
- Finnish Register of Associations
- Finnish Associations Act at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office
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