Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Consultation on a possible Statute for a European Foundation

Consultation on a possible Statute for a European Foundation
Published on: 16/02/2009 Last update: 19/02/2020
Deadline: 15/05/2009

Policy field(s)

Internal Market

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from foundations, trusts, donors to and founders of foundations, Member States, supervisory authorities, tax authorities, legal practitioners, academics

Period of consultation

From 16.02.2009 to 15.5.2009

Objective of the consultation

The purpose of the consultation is to get feedback on the feasibility study on a European Foundation Statute and on the need for a European Foundation Statute, and to get more in-depth information on the operational problems that foundations face when operating cross-border. The responses will be taken into account in assessing the need for and impact of a potential new legal form.

View the consultation document

Reference documents

Contact details

Responsible service:  Directorate General Internal Market and Services, Unit F.2 – Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime
E-mail :
Postal address : SPA 2 01/098, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Number of responses received to this consultation


Results of consultation and next steps

Other information on the 'European foundation' (look for Fundatio Europaea) or archive


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