Statutes of the Europa Lingua Association
ARTICLE 1 – DENOMINATION
It is founded between the members of these statutes an association governed by the Law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, titled: Europa Lingua.
Europa Lingua is a "think tank" aimed at promoting the creation and establishment of a common European language in order to facilitate communication within the European Union and to allow the emergence of a sense of unity and identity Common among the European peoples.
The language would be a built language, would synthesize the European languages, would not belong to any state and would have no ambition to supplant the national languages (common but not single language). Egalitarian language between men and women, it should also be modern while being representative of the history of European civilization. This language should finally be simple and natural in order to promote its learning and its diffusion throughout Europe, but also beyond its borders.
This think tank encourages the exchange and cooperation between different actors of Europe around this the idea of a common language. Thus, he is dedicated to animate, to participate in debates and to produce knowledge about this topic.
The association has no lucrative vocation and is apolitical. It wants to be independent and does not want to be affiliated with a party or a political personality.
The head office is set at 61 rue de la Part-Dieu – 69003 LYON
It can be transferred by a simple decision of the board of Directors.
ARTICLE 4 – DURATION
The duration of the association is unlimited.
ARTICLE 5 – MEANS
The Association shall implement all the means to contribute to the realization of its object and, for this purpose, carry out all transactions or real estate, take all shareholdings in all bodies, make any contract, conclude any partnership, Requests any grant and contribution from all public authorities, public or private bodies, recruits all competent personnel and generally does all that is useful in the realization and development of the Mission defined in its purpose Social.
ARTICLE 6 – COMPOSITION
The Association consists of:
- A. Honorary members
- B. Benefactor members
- C. Active or adherent members
These members may be natural or legal persons.
The association is open to all, without condition or distinction.
ARTICLE 8 – MEMBERSHIP – CONTRIBUTIONS
Membership shall be those who have made a commitment to pay an annual contribution, as determined by the general meeting in accordance with the conditions of article 12.
Honorary members are those who have rendered services reported to the association; They are exempt from contributions;
Are benefactor members, the persons who pay a right of entry in addition to the annual dues fixed each year by the General Assembly.
ARTICLE 9 – RADIATION
The quality of membership is lost by:
- B. Death
- (c) The cancellation by the Board of Directors for non-payment of the assessment or for serious reasons, the person having been invited to provide explanations before the Bureau and/or in writing.
ARTICLE 10 – AFFILIATION
Europa Lingua may join other associations, unions or groupings by decision of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 11 – RESOURCES
The resources of the Association include:
1 ° The amount of entry fees and contributions;
2 ° subsidies from the European Union, the state, the departments and the communes.
3 ° All resources authorized by the laws and regulations in force.
ARTICLE 12 – ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly includes all members of the association. Each one has a voice.
The General Assembly meets at least once a year within six months of the end of the financial year, upon convening of the office or the board of Directors. A quarter of the members of the Assembly may also convene the General Assembly on an agenda which they set. The summons shall be made by simple letter or by electronic mail containing the agenda and addressed to each member of the Assembly fifteen days in advance. The General Assembly can only deliberate on the agenda items.
The General Assembly shall be chaired by the President of the association, or in the event of absence by a member of the Bureau, or otherwise by any person appointed by the Assembly. The General Assembly shall validly deliberate only if at least one-quarter of its members are present or represented. If this quorum is not reached, it shall be convened, together with the same agenda, within a period of fourteen days. At this second summons, it validly deliberates without a quorum requirement. Except where otherwise stipulated by the terms of the statutes, the decisions of the general Meeting shall be taken by a simple majority of the members present or represented. Written and remote voting by electronic is possible. When the Assembly decides on the granting or withdrawal of the membership of a member, the Assembly shall deliberate by a two-thirds majority of the founding members. In the event of the sharing of votes, the Chairman of the meeting, if he is a member of the Assembly, has a casting vote.
The General Assembly:
– Deliberate on the annual moral and financial reports presented to it by the governing body;
– Approves the accounts for the financial year ended and decides on the allocation of the accounting result for the financial year;
– Vote on the forecast budget for the forthcoming financial year;
– Each year sets the amount of membership dues;
– Proceed to the election and revocation of the directors;
– Grants or withdraws the membership of participating members;
– Approves the rules of procedure established, where appropriate, by the governing body;
– appoints, where appropriate, the auditors;
– Decides on the statutory amendments;
– May decide the dissolution and liquidation of the Association;
– Deliberate on the issues placed on the agenda, subject to the powers reserved to the other organs of the association in accordance with these statutes.
Any borrowing must be the subject of prior authorisation by the general meeting. However, the General Assembly may set a global envelope and determine a ceiling by type of loan below which the board of directors and the Bureau do not have to resort to prior authorisation by the Assembly.
ARTICLE 13 – EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
If necessary, or at the request of half plus one of the registered members, the President may convene an extraordinary general meeting, in accordance with the terms provided for in these statutes and only for amendment of the articles or dissolution or for Deeds on buildings.
The procedures for convening are the same as for the ordinary general meeting. Deliberations are taken by a majority of the Members present
ARTICLE 14-BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The association is administered by a board of directors. Except the honorary president, the other members of the Council, including the President, are elected for one year by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Board of Directors. The term of office ends at the end of the general meeting which decides on the accounts for the previous financial year and which is held in the year in which the term of office expires.
The directors ' mandate is renewable indefinitely. In the event of the vacancy of an administrator, its replacement may be made by the Board of Directors. The co-opting thus made must be ratified by the most forthcoming General Assembly. The co-opted administrator shall be appointed for the remainder of the term of office of the administrator he replaces. In the event that the ratification is not granted by the General Assembly, the deliberations to which the person concerned has been involved remain nonetheless valid.
The Board of directors meets at least once a year, at the invitation of the President. The Board of directors may also be convened by directors representing one-quarter of the total number of directors in office. The author of the summons fixes the agenda of the meeting. Decisions are made by a majority of the members present or represented. In the event of a vote-sharing, the president has a casting vote. In the event of repeated and unjustified absences, the members of the Board of directors may be declared resigned by the Board of Directors on the proposal of the President.
The Board of Directors determines, the general policy of the Association and makes the decisions necessary for its implementation. The execution of the decisions of the Board of Directors is entrusted to the office. In addition to the powers, if any, entrusted to it under the other articles of these statutes, the governing body shall:
– Designates and revokes the members of the Association's Bureau;
– Designates the members of the Expert Committee;
– decides on the convening of the General Assembly and determines the agenda of the meetings;
– Adopt, on a proposal from the Bureau, for a proposal to the General Assembly, the moral and financial reports, the accounts, the forecast budget and the amount of contributions;
– Implement the decisions adopted by the General Assembly;
– establishes, where appropriate, the rules of procedure which are submitted to the General Assembly for approval in accordance with article 18;
– Examines all items on its agenda that are not covered by another body of the association.
ARTICLE 15 – THE OFFICE
The Office of the Association shall consist of at least the following members:
– A president;
– A treasurer.
– A secretary.
Positions of honorary president, Vice-Presidents, vice-treasurers and vice-secretaries may be added.
The officers are appointed by the Board of directors from among the directors for the duration of their term as director. The Board of directors may decide on a shorter term of office. The mandate of the members of the Bureau is renewable.
The Bureau meets as often as the interest of the Association requires it to convene the president or two of its members. The author of the summons fixes the agenda of the meeting. Decisions are made by a majority of the members present or represented. In the event of a vote-sharing, the president has a casting vote.
The office keeps track of the management of the association. It instructs all the cases submitted to the Board of Directors and carries out its deliberations. Its operation can be specified in the Rules of Procedure. In addition, the Office has the following powers:
– it may convene the General Assembly on an agenda which it fixes;
– It authorizes the President to proceed with the recruitment of staff within the association;
– It may delegate to the Vice-Presidents the power to perform specific tasks or to act in specific areas;
The President ensures the regular functioning of the Association and its development. The President represents the association in all acts of civil life, and in particular to sue on behalf of the association. He is the authorising officer of expenditure and revenue. He directs the services of the association and carries out all the necessary acts for its management within the framework of what is defined by the Board of directors and the office.
The President must be authorized by the Office to proceed with the recruitment of staff. If the president is temporarily unable to do so, he may temporarily entrust to a Vice-president certain specific powers of representation. By decision of the Board of Directors, the President may perform the duties of employee of the association. It can then be paid under the conditions laid down by law.
The Vice-Presidents may receive a delegation from the Bureau to carry out specific tasks or to act in specific areas. Furthermore, in the event of the president's death or incapacity preventing him from pursuing his duties, the board of directors may entrust to one of the Vice-Presidents the powers of the President until the president's return or his replacement. During this period, unless otherwise agreed by the Board of Directors, the Vice-President may only carry out current management acts and proceed to the convening of the bodies whose decisions would be required to fill, if necessary, To replace the president.
The Treasurer establishes, or has established under his responsibility, the accounts of the association. He watches their regularity. It follows the financial functioning of the Association. He cashes in the receipts and pays the expenses.
The Secretary prepares with the president, the orders of the day of the Councils and assemblies. He is responsible for the minutes and administrative paperwork concerning the operation of the association. He has the task of producing a report after each meeting of the General Assembly.
IV-Revocation of the members of the Bureau
The members of the Bureau, with the exception of the honorary president, may be revoked by the board of Directors acting by a majority vote of all the members of the board of Directors.
ARTICLE 16 – SCIENTIFIC ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
The Board of directors can be surrounded by a scientific and Guidance Council which lays down the modalities of organisation and operation.
ARTICLE 17 – ALLOWANCES
The remuneration of executives is limited to the ¾ of a minimum wage, in accordance with the conditions imposed by the unselfish method of management. The costs of fulfilling their mandate are reimbursed on proof. The financial report submitted to the ordinary general meeting presents, by beneficiary, reimbursements of mission, travel or representation costs.
ARTICLE 18 – RULES OF PROCEDURE
A rules of procedure may be established by the governing body, which then approves it by the General Assembly. This eventual regulation is intended to fix the various points not provided for in these statutes, in particular those relating to the internal administration of the association.
ARTICLE 19 – DISSOLUTION
In the event of a pronounced dissolution, one or more liquidators shall be appointed, and the net assets, if any, shall be vested in a non-profit organization, in accordance with the decisions of the extraordinary General meeting which decides on dissolution. The net assets may not be vested in any member of the association, even in part, unless a contribution is taken.
Article 20 – LIBERALITES:
The report and the annual accounts, as defined in article 11 (including those of the local committees) shall be addressed to the prefect of the Department each year.
The Association undertakes to present its records and accounting documents on any requisition of the administrative authorities with regard to the use of the gifts which it would be entitled to receive, to let its establishments visit by the Representatives of these competent authorities and to report to them the functioning of the said institutions.
"Done at Lyon, May 15, 2018"