With the broad mandate of its members
The legal form of DFN is registered association. This decision has been very well validated over the past 20 years and still has numerous advantages. In an association like ours the members can directly participate in the planning and orientation through the general assembly. Membership in this association requires only the payment of comparatively low dues but does not require the acquisition of shares, which is restricted for institutions under public law.
By the statutes of the association, DFN expresses its purpose and underscores that it pursues solely non-profit goals. With this legal form of a registered association DFN is able to organize the broad mandate of its members and express its non-profit purpose.