Umbrella association

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A leading association is an umbrella organization of several regional or thematically different individual unions , who by a third party (usually a government agency at the same or lower organizational level) within which framework as the only representative for all activities and actors in a particular defined area recognized is (sole representative legitimacy) . A central association bundles and represents the interests of its affiliated organizations in political contexts. He advises and supports their work.

An indication for recognition as a leading organization, the collateral to be. Further features are the privileged access to politics and administration, a long-standing political exchange practice and an invitation practice, for example in the case of legislative proposals.

Important umbrella organizations are:

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