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TITLE I – NAME, PREMISES, AIM

ARTICLE 1
An international, non profit Organization for Social Needs named NEAC - Network of European Active Citizens has been founded.

ARTICLE 2
The Association has premises on the Island of Procida at Via Giovanni da Procida n. 20

ARTICLE 3
The Association is non profit Organization and it is independent by group parties, political movements and trade-unions. It may still join and support initiatives that have the same aims. It believes in social solidarity proposing:
o Develop the concept of European Citizenship and a vision of cosmopolitan partnership ;
o Make the public aware of themes about inclusion and the European Citizenship concept;
o Strive against any kind of cultural, ethnic, religious, sex, racial and xenophobic prejudice;
o Diffuse the values of peace and solidarity among people;
o Educate Europe by means of youth mobility, giving the right value to a new geographical context that becomes concrete in it’s belonging to the new historical, cultural and social geographical dimension;
o Develop youth mobility in a European scale both in a formative and cultural way;
o Develop an associative dimension for grouping youths;
o Promote meetings, discussions, debates about European topics and programmes that the European Union insists by giving the people access to information about the European Union, its policies and programmes;
o Provide the necessary support to promote and help pragmatically those people and groups who want to request finances for youth foreign exchange or those interested in working mobility within the European Union;
o Achieve active practices of social utility for people with different abilities, the excluded and the old;
o Contribute to the development of European society for information, encourage cultural exchanges, professional training, and initiatives for cooperation and partnership;
o Collaborate with public Institutions and productive local activities to realize projects that are effective and give beneficial opportunities in local terms for occupations, groups and cultural development that aims explicitly to solve situations of social disadvantages;
o Facilitate its members in the relationship and contacts with European and international organizations.
For this reason, by means of promotional adhesions, partnerships and synergies, an infrastructure with the network will be formed, this will be able to contribute to the growth of individuals, associations and institutions and give important contributions to the European citizen development.
The Association NEAC – Network of European Active Citizens engages itself, since its foundation, to value, spread and use any creative expressive means, and therefore will activate, at national and international level, programmes for information and training.
The aim is to stimulate a broader conscience in the participation of people and for the choices and strategies of developing a democratic culture on our planet.
For this scope the Association:
- will create groups to work on projects that advance proposals to competent institutions;
- will organize channels of participation to create their own projects or those projects by others;
- will organize conferences, meetings, study seminars in traditional and telematic form, schools and informative courses and updating both local and distant learning, hold competitions and national and international prizes, produce material for educational innovations, books, magazines and pictures and electronic media, create documentaries and data bank in Internet, produce CD-roms, audiovisual and applications of expert systems and virtual reality and as long as it can contribute for the creative expansion of culture, of the educational innovations, of art, of science and encouraging the creativity of individuals united in their own global and conscious vision of the world.
The Association will operate respecting the values and democratic principles that have inspired the Constitution of various States and the birth of the European Union.

 

TITLE II - FINANCES AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

ARTICLE 4
The assets consist of:
a) personal and real properties that become propriety of the Association;
b) from eventual extra funds from profit;
c) from eventual supplies, donations, legacies and subsidies.
The funds of the Association come:
a) from the annual fees of the Members;
b) from the various Social fund raising activities;
c) from any other income that helps in providing profit to the actual credit.

ARTICLE 5
The financial year ends on the 31st December of each year. Within sixty days the Directive Council will submit the actual balance and that proposed for the following year.

 

TITLE III - MEMBERS

ARTICLE 6
Members - individuals or groups - can be Citizens, Companies, Organizations, Institutions and Associations that reside in one of the European Union Member States, in EFTA/SEE Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or are part of the geographical Europe.

ARTICLE 7
The Members, individuals or groups, are divided into four categories:
a) Founder Members
Those who founded the Association and those who are active members in making the Social aims succeed, and are therefore included a category decided by the General Assembly of Members on a proposal by the Directive Council. Only the Founder Members can be members of the Council. They pay the fees as all other Members.
b) Ordinary Members
Those who, when accepted, have paid their fee regularly. They take part in all activities organized by the Association and have the right to submit applications to the Directive Council which will be examined and voted upon. Ordinary members can be asked to take part in Project Committees.
c) Supporter Members
Those who join the Association for a financial contribution whose minimum amount will be fixed by the Directive Council.
These will be informed about all activities organized by the Association. The title of Supporter Member is added to those of Founder or Ordinary Member.
d) Honorary Members
These are individuals who are invited to be part of the Association by the Directive Council. They can be asked to form part of the Project Committees.
The admission of Members is accepted by the Directive Council after a written application and by being seconded by at least one member of the same council.

ARTICLE 8
Members who haven’t presented their resignation in writing before the 30th October of each year will be considered as Members for the following year as long as they pay their annual membership fee.

ARTICLE 9
Member qualification will be lost in should a Member passes away, resign, behave inappropriately : if for rage this will be declared by the Directive Council, and if for unworthiness by the General Assembly of Members.

ARTICLE 10
Money paid as social fees by the Members cannot be given back for any reason.

 

TITLE IV – SOCIAL ORGANS

ARTICLE 11
Organs of the association are:
a) the General Assembly of the Members;
b) the Directive Council;
c) the Projects Committees.

ARTICLE 12
The General Assembly of the Members consists - of equal votes amongst them - by all members, founders, ordinaries, supporters and honoraries.
All Members can be represented by written proxy, but this will be limited to only one for each Member.
The Assembly decides on the inclusion in the group of Founder Members, decide on all subjects submitted to them by the Directive Council, declare the unworthiness, approve all the reports, finances and yearly income and expenditure.

ARTICLE 13
The General Assembly for Members is called by the Directive Council at least once a year by April 30th (even by means of electronic mail) parallel to the annual report - by means of written letter or by electronic mail - to all members, including the Agenda, at least fifteen days before the meeting.
As occasion may require, a general meeting of Members can be called provided one third of the members make a request.

ARTICLE 14
The General Assembly for Members is chaired by the Directive Council President, and when he/she is not present, the Assembly can nominate its own President.
The Assembly nominates a secretary and eventually two auditors. It is up to the President of the Assembly to decide the eligibility of the proxy and their right to attend during assemblies.
The minutes of the Assembly meetings are written and signed by the President and the Secretary and eventually by the auditors.
The Assemblies are validly formed and act according to the article 21 of Italian Civil Code of Laws.

ARTICLE 15
The Directive Council is composed of main Members and the elected Members, all founder Members and the National Deputy Presidents as seen in the following art.19. Elected Members are too and these are nominated by the General Assembly.
The Council is elected for five years and each elected member can be re nominated only twice consecutively. In case of decease, resignation, of rage or for unworthiness, the General Assembly will provide a substitute.

ARTICLE 16
According to current laws, the Directive Council has the legal power to lead the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Association.
It will work on:
- the annual report giving the balance of expenditure and the provisional budget for the incoming year, submit them for the examination and approval by the General Assembly meeting, called for the occasion;
- for calling the general meeting of Members, each time decisions are to be taken and approved;
- to propose the inclusion in the category of the Founder Members for people who have actively worked to reach the aims of the Association;
- to admit new Members;
- to declare about the rage of some Members;
- to the nomination and revocation of staff to work for the Association deciding their remuneration and conditions of work;
- for the creation and dissolution of the Project Committees and to choose the Members who can be admitted in them;
- for the choice of those projects to work on among those submitted by the Committees;
- for annual planning of all Social activities;
- to undertake engagement for collaboration with other groups who have similar aims, deciding rules and conditions
For all these aims the Council will be called many times during the year by the President to decide about their outcomes.

ARTICLE 17
The Directive Council nominate among its Members:
- a President
- a General Director
- a Secretary
a) The President will represent and sign on behalf of the Association in comparison of third parties and before the Court. He can delegate his power to other members of the Council with a written power of attorney. The President carries out the decisions taken by the Assembly and the Council. He also calls and chairs the General Assembly of Members and the Directive Council.
b) The General Director is responsible for carrying out the strategies decided by the Directive Council, to manage and coordinate the scientific, administrative and supportive structures and to see that the programmes are done.
c) The Secretary conducts strictly executive functions related to the administration of the Association, under the direction of the President and the General Director.
The council meets every time that the President feels necessary or a request is made by one third of its Members, at least once every three months.
For decisions to be effective it needs the majority of the members of the council to be present and to vote in favor but the President retains the casting vote.
The council is chaired by the President and in his absence by the General Director.
During the meetings minutes are taken and signed by the President and the Secretary.

ARTICLE 18
The Project Committees consist of at least five members, among Ordinary Members, Founder Members and Honorary Members. They propose to develop creative initiatives that are based on the objectives of the Association. They have the function to project and propose initiatives to the Directive Council, their members are nominated by the President by the decision taken by the Directive Council.

 

TITLE V – NATIONAL OBSERVATORIES

ARTICOLO 19
The Association NEAC - Network of European Citizens - will be working as an Association of Associations – and will constitute, since its foundation, National Observatories in each of the Member Countries.
Each National Observatories will be represented by a Deputy President, member by right of the Directive Council; he will have the right of autonomy of organization for all the main activities to spread the values and work of the Association.

 

TITLE VI - DISSOLUTION

ARTICLE 20
The dissolution of the Association is decided by the General Assembly of its Members which will decide to nominate a liquidator who will provide to share the property and money to other non profit societies for social purposes or for other public use, according to the controlling organization of which in art.3 line 190 of the Law of the 23rd December 1996 no. 662, unless to any other destination as imposed legally.

 

TITLE VII - CONTROVERSIES

ARTICLE 21
All the eventual Social controversies between the Members and among these and the Association or its groups will be subject to a chosen mediator agreed by both and in case agreement is not reached by the President of the Naples Court.

 

TITLE VIII - POSTPONEMENT

ARTICLE 22
Regarding other unexpected things in this statute The Italian Civil Code will be observed in all other disputes.

 


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