[EuroPython] Budget Questions / Europython Conf Organisation

Denis spirou@colnet.carolo.net
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:14:31 +0100

Le Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 12:36:08PM +0100, Andrew Smart pianota:
> Hi folks,
> hmm... I have no knowledge about Belgium business/organisational struct=
> and how to found them.
> [Soci=E9t=E9 Anonyme (S.A.) and Soci=E9t=E9 de Personne =E0 Responsabil=
> Limit=E9e (S.P.R.L.) summary]

These kind of organization is more suited for profit structures.
I really don't think we should go this way.

> I'm seeking further, but anyone from Belgium with know-how would be ver=
> welcome!
> I'm seeking organisational structures for non-profit organisations...

My first thought would go for a=20
Association Sans But Lucratif (A.S.B.L.)
that's a non-profit association.

What's needed :
* Statutes
  - writing statutes (how long ? from a few days to several months if we
    discuss every sentence as we discussed the conference title ;-)
  - around 300 to 400 euros for official publications (depends on the
    length of the statutes)
  - about 4 weeks for registration
  - eventually, statutes revision if there's a legal problem with the
    first draft (some weeks more)
* Bank Account
  - shouldn't be very long (but in fact, I've been experiencing it's not
    so easy sometimes : there's always a form that needs to be signed by
    all the founders, then another form the bank has forgotten on your
    first visit, then another form, because they have lost the first
    one, ...)

That means we could set up such an organization up before June, but we
could be short on time for first incoming funds, for example.
So, this could be a aim, but we could have to use other ways meanwhile.

EuroZope --> P3B --> EuroPython (when it's running) ?


P3B    : Club Python(-Zope) Belge --------- http://www.p3b.org
OS3B   : Club Open-Software(-Linux) Carolo  http://www.os3b.org=20
Aragne : Python-Zope Solutions & Formations http://www.aragne.com