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The European Cooperative Society Regulations 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Competent authorities

    1. 3.Competent authorities

  4. PART 3 Formation, registration, structure and proceedings of an SCE

    1. Formation of an SCE

      1. 4.Participation by a body whose head office is not in the Community

      2. 5.Provision of documents by a cooperative which participates in the formation of an SCE by merger

      3. 6.Power to oppose the participation of a cooperative in the formation of an SCE by merger

      4. 7.Publication of a proposal to convert into an SCE

    2. Registration of SCEs

      1. 8.Register of SCEs

      2. 9.Provision of documents for registration

      3. 10.Registration

      4. 11.Provision of documents following registration

      5. 12.Cancellation of registration

      6. 13.Branches

    3. Transfer of registered office to another EEA State

      1. 14.Provision of a solvency statement

      2. 15.Additional forms of publication of a proposal to transfer a registered office

      3. 16.Power to oppose the transfer of a registered office

    4. Structure and proceedings of an SCE

      1. 17.Arrangements for employee involvement

      2. 18.Power of general meeting to appoint or remove members of the management organ

      3. 19.Minimum number of members

      4. 20.Supervisory organ’s power to require information

      5. 21.Acts of competent organ which are outside the SCE’s objects

      6. 22.Power to represent an SCE

      7. 23.First general meeting of an SCE

      8. 24.Sectorial or section meetings of an SCE

    5. Appeals

      1. 25.Appeals against competent authority’s decision

  5. PART 4 Conversion of an SCE into a cooperative

    1. 26.Publication of a proposal to convert into a cooperative

    2. 27.Certification of assets

    3. 28.Decision of the general meeting to convert into a cooperative

  6. PART 5 Compliance and offences

    1. 29.Provision of information

    2. 30.Inspection of accounts

    3. 31.Holding of an inquiry

    4. 32.Power to give directions

    5. 33.Power to petition for winding up

    6. 34.Offences in relation to the provision of information

    7. 35.Offence in relation to solvency statements

    8. 36.Offences in relation to an SCE’s name and the use of the acronym “SCE”

    9. 37.Offence in relation to operation as an SCE after cancellation of registration

    10. 38.Bodies corporate

  7. PART 6 Miscellaneous

    1. 39.Expression of capital

    2. 40.Public notice of certain information

    3. 41.Electronic communications

    4. 42.Inspection and copies of records

    5. 43.Fees

  8. Signature

  9. Explanatory Note

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