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Article 1: Object

Internal rules of EURODIR association complete the statutes. It regulates the running of the association. It can be modified by a qualified majority of the Steering Committee if the General Assembly agrees.

Article 2: Quality of members

The association is made up of:
a) legal persons
b) physical persons
c) honorary members

Article: 3 Membership

Members of the association are

  • European organisations of professionals for training, coaching and organisational development in management of social and health welfare organisations (legal persons) They are represented by a delegated person.
  • Physical persons:
  • -who must be graduates of one of the member organisations,
  • -  or who have a qualification in management of social and health welfare organisations of the same standard as member organisations
  • - or who want to gain the Life Long Learning EURODIR certification in a programme the member organisations offer.
  • Honorary members are appointed by the steering committee; they may be physical persons and  exempt from financial participation.

The members pay an annual fee. The board propose the annual fee for physical and legal persons depending of the Gross Domestic Product of the countries. It has to be reviewed every three years. The General Assembly has to agree changes.

New entries as members (physical and legal persons) have the same rights and obligations as the others. They pay an entrance fee and an annual fee according to the same principles as the other members.

Article: 4 Admission of members

To join the association as a legal person, the applicant organisation must follow the new member accreditation procedure. The board approves if the organisation has fulfilled the rules of accreditation.

To join the association as a physical person, the applicant must show his or her qualification in management of a social or health welfare organisation or she/he must show membership of one of the applicant organisations as a student or participant.

Article 5: Withdrawal

a) Resignation

The members may withdraw by giving their notice two months before a meeting (Board Meeting or General Assembly), or by registered letter to the president with acknowledgement of receipt. They then loose their membership of the network, and cannot use its name for any purpose. The annual fee for the current year is payable.

b) Exclusion

The Steering Committee can decide to dismiss a member for not respecting the network’s Charter, its statutes or its internal rules. The decision needs an absolute majority of the Steering Committee. The member then loses membership of the network immediately, and cannot use its name for any purpose. The Steering Committee must consider all explanations from the concerned member before the decision.

Article 6: Resources

The resources of the network are:

1) The amount of the entrance and annual fees of the members,
2) The financial participation of the legal persons.
3) External financial resources when negotiated by the members for specific projects.
4) All other resources authorised by texts and ongoing legislation.

Article 7: Organization

a) The Steering Committee

Six member organisations have a seat in the Steering Committee. They are elected among the delegated persons proposed by the member organisations in the General Assembly by an absolute majority, for a period of two years.

Up to six physical persons (delegates of their member groups) can join the Steering Committee. They are elected by the physical persons in the General Assembly for a period of two years. They have an advising vote.

The Steering committee decides on strategies, policies and financial matters of the association.

Decisions are taken by absolute majority of the representatives present or represented, according to the principle, one member = one vote.

The Steering Committee meets at least once a year, at the request of the Executive Board. Experts can be associated. The decisions of these meetings are written in a report.

The Steering Committee presents to the General Assembly the activities report and the financial report which has to be approved by the General Assembly. In case of the General Assembly not accepting one of these reports the Steering Committee is dismissed and new elections have to be held.

b) The Executive Board

The Steering Committee nominates among its members an Executive Board for two years. Should one member request a secret ballot, it shall be done. The Executive Board is composed of: a president, a secretary and a treasurer.

In case of vacancy, the Steering Committee replaces the Executive Board members.

c) Production groups

When a production group is requested on a common project, each member organisation involved in the project nominates a project co-ordinator, who composes and organises an internal team. The project coordinator is the contact person for the Executive board.

d) General Assembly

The members of the association meet at least once a year at the President’s request between 1st September and 31st October. An agenda has to be announced with the invitation. Member Organisations (legal persons) have to participate in the General Assembly at least every third year. The results of each General Assembly are written in a report, which is a legal document.

Legal persons can delegate their vote to another member organisation. Physical persons have to be present to vote.

Article 8: Accounting

The Treasurer of the association keeps accounts in line with current legal bases.

Article 9: Working Language

Working languages are English and French.

Article 10: Dissolution

In case of dissolution decided by a two third majority vote in an extraordinary General Assembly, one or several receivers are appointed and the association’s current assets are passed on according to article 9 of 1st July, 1901 Law and 16th August, 1901 Decree.

 


The President                        The Secretary               The Treasurer

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Hosemann  Mr. Jean-Marc Gilbon     Prof. Dr. Livia Popescu