The foundation of an association is uncomplicated and requires no minimum contributions. The association is a legal entity. An association that commercially operates a trade and / or is subject to auditing must register in the commercial register. Associations, which dedicate themselves to a political, religious, scientific, artistic, charitable, sociable or other non-economic task, are not obliged to do so. However, the statutes must in any case be available in writing and provide information about the purpose of the association, its means and its organisation.