The Association shall pursue the following aim(s):
The Association’s resources are derived from:
The funds shall be used in accordance with the Association’s social aims.
Requests to become a member must be addressed to the Committee. The Committee admits new members and informs the General Assembly accordingly.
In all cases the membership fee for the current year remains due. Members who have resigned or who are excluded have no rights to any part of the Association’s assets.
Only the Association’s assets may be used for obligations/commitments contracted in its name. Members have no personal liability.
The Association shall include the following organs:
The General Assembly is the Association’s supreme authority. It is composed of all the members.
It shall hold an Ordinary Meeting once each year. It may also hold an extraordinary session whenever necessary, at the request of the Committee or at least of one-fifth of its members.
The General Assembly shall be considered valid regardless of the number of members present.
The Committee shall inform the members in writing of the date of the General Assembly at least six weeks in advance. The notification, including the proposed agenda, shall be sent to each member at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting.
The General Assembly:
Decisions of the General Assembly shall be taken by a majority vote of the members present. In case of deadlock, the President shall have the casting vote.
Decisions concerning the amendment of the Statutes and the dissolution of the Association must be approved by a two-third majority of the members present.
The agenda of the ordinary annual session of the General Assembly must include:
The functions of the Committee are:
Each year the General Assembly appoints one auditor. It may also entrust this task to a fiduciary company.
The auditor(s) shall check the operating and annual accounts prepared by the committee and present a written and detailed report to the annual ordinary general meeting.
The Association is legally bound by the joint signature of the President and a member of the Committee.
The financial year shall begin on 1 January and end on 31 December of each year.
Should the Association be dissolved, the available assets should be transferred to a non-profit organization pursuing public interest goals similar to those of the Association and likewise benefiting from tax exemption. Under no circumstances should the assets be returned to the founders or members. Nor should they use a part or a total of assets for their own benefit.
The present Statutes have been approved by the Constituent General Assembly of 20th September 2017 at Geneva.