Statute

Article.41.A General Meeting session shall be held according to the following rules:
(1).Registration of the present regular members in the form containing a list of the present, specially devised for this purpose, in which the representatives of the present regular members shall be signed, and the list shall be certified by the Chairperson and the Secretary of the General Meeting. The list of the present members shall be devised in two identical copies, one for the court and one for the Association archive;
(2).Current official documents and notarially certified Powers of Attorney shall be applied to the list of the present members, which reveal that their representatives are legal or explicitly authorized ones;
(3).The registration of the present regular members, the minuting and/or making a magnetic recording of the session and the votes counting shall be performed by a Secretary and a Teller/Tellers, who shall be designated by the Association Chairperson among the officials of the Association office;
(4).The Association Chairperson shall open the session and shall make an election for the session Chairperson, for whom the General Meeting shall vote openly. In the absence of the Chairperson, the General Meeting shall be opened by a member of the Managerial Council, elected among the other members of the Managerial Council;
(5).The one who shall be elected as a Chairperson of the session shall hold the General Meeting aqccording to the preliminarily announxced agenda as he/she shall give the floor or rule out of order, shall summarize the suggestions that have been made and shall put them under voting, shall observe and maintain the order in the asembly-hall and shall do everything that is necessary for the effective and fruitful work of the General Meeting;
(6).The associated members can be designated as regular ones at any session of the General Meeting.
(7). The associated members, who are presented at a session of the General Meeting, after being designated as regular ones, shall be entered in the list of the present regular members and shall receive a voting right, which they shall exercise pursuant to the following items of the agenda.
(8).The voting is open, except for the cases of election or dismissal of a Chairperson, members of the Managerial Council and the Monitoring Council, when the voting is secret;
(9).In case of a secret voting the General Meeting shall take a decision on the rules for its holding.
(10).No representative shall have the right to vote in solving matters referring to him/her, his/her husband/wife, his/her descending or ascending relatives, or to his/her lateral branch of the family and those connected to him/her by marriage to the second;
(11).The Record of Proceedings of the General Meeting session shall be devised within five days as of its closing and shall be signed by the Chairperson, the Secretary and the Tellers of the votes, if there were specially appointed Tellers;
(12). The Record of Proceedings of the General Meeting session shall contain: the date, venue and time of holding; the names of the Chairperson and the Secretrary of the Session as well as of the Tellers of the votes, if there were specially appointed such; the presence of the Managerial Council members and the Monitoring Council members; members of subsidiary bodies, non-voting representatives of the Association regular members as well as all other guests; summary of the points of view and arguments of every one who has made a statement on each of the agenda items; the suggestions that have been made to the point; the votings that have been conducted and the results of them; the objections that have been made. The list of the present along with the enclosed official documents and notarially certified Powers of Attorney shall be applied to the Record of Proceedings;
(13).The Executive Director shall present the signed Record of Proceedings at the Association office so that all the regular members can get get acquainted with it or express objections about it within seven days as of theAssociation general Meeting closure;
(14).Each regular member, who has attended the General Meeting session, can ask amendments to the Record of Proceedings within two weeks of its taking out, which after listening to the magnetic recording in the present of those who have signed the Record of Proceedings, shall be approved of or rejected.
Article.42.The members of the Managerial Council and the Monitoring Council, and the Executive Director of the Association shall attend the General Meeting sessions having a deliberative vote unless they are representatives of a regular member of the Association.
Article.43.Guests of the General Meeting having a deliberative vote can be one more representative of an associated or regular member.

VІІІ. MANAGERIAL COUNCIL

Article.44.The Managerial Council shall operate effectively the Association activity between two sessions of the General Meeting.
Article.45.The Managerial Council:
(1).shall perform the General Meeting decisions;
(2).shall manage and take decisions on the Association activity referring to all the matters except for those, which are of the extraordinary competence of the General Meeting;
(3).shall develop a project on an annual budget of the Association and shall present it to the General Meetinf for approval;
(4).shall approve of and realize an annual program on the Association activity for each month, about which it shall inform all the members;
(5).shall declare the Association’s attitude towards particular events;
(6).shall accept associated members;
(7).shall elect and designate an Executive Director of the Association;
(8).shall appoint the establishment and the remuneration of the Association officials;
(9).shall solve the matters related to juridical disputes and legal proceedings, of which the Association is a party;
(10).shall be responsible for the effective management of the Association means and property;
(11).shall take decisions on joint activities with other social organizations;
(12).shall suggest to the General Meeting discharge of Association members;
(13).shall establish subsidiary bodies for achieving concrete aims and shall accept their rules of activity;
(14).shall approve of the reports on the activity of all the subsidiary bodies it has formed;
(15).shall accept and alterate the Association symbols, which it proposes to the general Meeting for approval;
(16).shall inform monthly the Association members about all the suggestions that have been made, their consideration, acceptance or rejection and the motives for that.
Article.46.The Managerial Council shall consist of five members.
Article.47.The Managerial Council members shall work on social basis and their labour shall not be paid.
Article.48.The Association Chairperson shall be a member of the Managerial Council by rights and shall be its Chairperson.
Article.49.The rest four members of the Mnagerial Council shall be elected through secret voting by the General Meeting according to a list of minimum eight persons, which is proposed by the Chairperson. It shall be voted separately for each applicant. If the General Meeting does not elect the necessary number of members for the Managerial Council from the first list of applicants, proposed by the Chairperson, the latter shall devise and propose a next list of minimum twice more number of applicants for the vacancies that need to be occupied until the General Meeting elects the overall number of members of the Managerial Council.
Article.50.(1).The Managerial Council shall hold open regular sessions minimum once a month.
(2).The sessions of the Managerial Council shall be presided by the Chairperson, while in his/her absence the present members shall elect a presiding person.
(3).The regular sessions of the Managerial Council shall be convened by the Chairperson.
(4).Extraordinary sessions of the Managerial Council can be convened by:
1.The Chairperson;
2.Two members of the Managerial Council;
3.The Monitoring Council.
Article.51.(1).A session of the Managerial Council shall be convened after a preliminary notification at least seven days before the session date, sent to all its members, which shall announce the date, time, venue and agenda of the session.
(2).An announcement for a convened session of the Managerial Council containing the appointed date, time, venue and agenda shall be left at the Asociation office, and if it is possible all the regular and associated members of the Association shall be.
Article.52.(1).The sessions of the Managerial Council shall be open and representatives of all the regular and associated members of the Association, who have the right of a deliberative vote can participate in them.
(2).The Executive Director shall be present at all the sessions of the Managerial Council having the right of deliberative vote;
(3).The sessions of the Managerial Council shall be legal if more than half of the members are present.
(4).The decisions of the Managerial Council shll be taken by the majority of the present members, while the decisions under Article 45, Paragraph shall be taken by the majority of all the members.
Article.53.A session of the Managerial Council shall be held under the following conditions:
(1).Registration of the present members;
(2).The registration of the present members, the minuting and/or making a magnetic recording of the session shall be performed by a Secretary, whom the Chairperson of the Association shall appoint among the officials of the Association office;
(3).The Chairperson of the Association shall preside the sessions of the Managerial Council. In the absence of the Chairperson, the Managerial Council shall be presided by amother member, designated among the rest of the members;
(4).The person presiding the session of the Managerial Council shall hold the session according to the agenda that has been preliminarily announced as he/she shall give the floor or rule out of order, shall summarize the suggestions that have been made and shall put them under voting, shall observe and maintain the order in the asembly-hall and shall do everything that is necessary for the effective and fruitful work of the Managerial Council;
(5).The voting shall be open;
(6).The Record of Proceedings of the Managerial Council session shall be devised within five days as of its closing and shall be signed by the Secretary and all the present members of the Managerial Council;
(7). The Record of Proceedings of the Managerial Council session shall contain: the date, venue and time of holding; the names of the Chairperson and the Secretrary of the session, the members of the Managerial Council who have attended the session as well as all the guests; summary of the points of view and arguments of every one who has made a statement on each of the agenda items; the suggestions that have been made to the point; the votings that have been conducted and the results of them; the objections that have been made;
Article.54.After the Managerial Council mandate termination, the former one shall continue to perform its functions until electing a new one.

ІХ. CHAIRPERSON

Article.55.The Chairperson of the Association shall be elected through a secret voting by the General Meeting for not more than two mandates.
Article.56. The Chairperson shall work on social basis and their labour shall not be paid.
Article.57 The Chairperson.:
(1).shall preside the sessions of the The Chairperson;
(2).shall announce the decisions, position and reports of the The Chairperson;
(3).shall represent the Association before all state, governmental and non-governmental organizations in the country and abroad;
(4).shall record its manifestations and activity to the Managerial Council.
Article.58.After the Chairperson’s mandate termination, the former one shall continue to perform his/her functions until electing a new one.

Х. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Article.59.The Executive Director shall be elected by the Managerial Council and shall be appointed and dismissed by the Chairperson.
Article.60. The Executive Director shall be a full-time official of the Association and shall receive a remuneration, determined by the Managerial Council.
Article.61.The Executive Director:
(1).shall perform in an operative order the decisions of the Managerial Council;
(2).пshall put into operation and realize all the objectives and tasks of the Association;
(3).shall perform the Statute provisions, the Regulations, programs and projects of the Association;
(4).shall directly manage and appoint all the Association members after the approval of his/her proposals by the Managerial Council pursuant to the established positions and remunerations;
(5).кshall contact and interact on behalf of the Association with all the state governmental and non-governmental organizations in the country and abroad, and shall represent the Association in accordance with the powers appointed to him/her by the Managerial Council.

ХІ. MONITORING COUNCIL

Article.62.The Monitoring Council shall implement overall monitoring upon the Association activity.
Article.63.The Monitoring Council:
(1).Shall monitor the Statute implementation, the programs and decisions of the Association managerial bodies;
(2).Shall monitor if the financial and material means of the Association have been spent lawabidingly and purposefully and if the Association’s property has been run properly;
(3).Shall monitor signals and objections against illegal or nonargumented decisions of the managerial authorities and persons;
(4).Shall monitor members of the Association, who violate the Statute, do not perform their obligations or with their activities derogate the reputation and infringe upon the interests of the Association or of its members;
(5).Shall monitor if the members of the Association fulfil the membership conditions determined by the Association.
(6).If it establishes rude infringement upon the interests of the Association or of its members, it can convene an extraordinary session of the Managerial Council or it can make a requiest upon convening an extraordinary session of the General Meeting;
(7).For all the check-ups it shall declare a conclusion, and in cases of established infringements it shall make a proposal to the Managerial Council or the GeneraL Meeting for referring to and sanctioning the guilty one;
(8).Shall report the results of its activity to the General Meeting.
Article.64.The Monitoring Council shall consist of three members.
Article.65.The members of the Monitoring Council shall work on social basis and their labour shall not be paid.
Article.66.The members of the Monitoring Council shall be elected through secret voting by the General Meeting as it is voted separately for each applicant.
Article.67.The Monitoring Council shall elect a Chairperson from its own staff, who shall preside the sessions and its activity.
Article.68.The order for convening, holding and minuting of the sessions of the Monitoring Council shall be the same as the Managerial Council order.
Article.69.(1).A member of the Managerial Council cannot be a member of the Monitoring Council, too.
(2).The members of of the Managerial Council and the Monitoring Council cannot be relatives in a direct or lateral branch to the second level.
Article.70.After the Monitoring Council’s mandate termination, the former one shall continue to perform its functions until electing a new one.

ХІІ. FINANCES AND PROPERTY

Article.71.The funding of the Association shall come from the folloeing sources:
(1).affiliation installments and membership fee;
(2).subsidies and grants;
(3).donations and sponsorship;
(4).from other legal sources.
Article.72.The Association shall have the right to open bank accounts in BGN and foreign currency, with which the Association Chairperson shall operate in accordance with the budget, approved of by the General Meeting and proposed by the Managerial Council.
Article.73. (1). Бthe Association budget of the current year shall be approved of by the General Meeting after being proposed by the Managerial Council until 31 December the latest of the previous year.
(2).If a new budget of the Association is not approved for the current year, the budget of the previouys year shall be kept until its approval.
Article.74.(1).The Association shall be responsible for its liabilities with all its property.
(2).The Association shall not be responsible for liabilities of its members.
(3).The members shall not be responsible for liabilities of the Association.
Article.75.Cash money, movable and immovable property, rights upon intellectual products and all the other legal proprietorship forms shall be the Association’s ownership.

ХІІІ. TERMINATION

Article.76.The Association shall be terminated pursuant to a decision of the General Meeting taken by a majority of two thirds or the regular members attending the session.
Article.77.The Association shall be terminated by order of the court as well in the following cases:
(1).if it remains with less regular members than it is necessary for the period of three months according to the Statute of the Managerial Council establishment;
(2).if its activity contradicts the legiislation, Statute, the state and social order;
(3).if it becomes insolvent.

ХІV. SYMBOLS, SEAL AND PUBLICATIONS

Article.78.The Association shll have its own symbols, which shall be determined by the General Meeting as being proposed by the Managerial Council.
Article.79.Samples of all the official certificates, cards, forms and other representative or working documents as well the form and type of the seal of the Association shall be approved of by the Managerial Council.
Article.80.When it is possible and necessary, the Association shall issue its own methodological, information and popular publications in accordance with the legislation.

ХV.FINAL REGULATIONS

Article.81.Statistics and archive have been kept at the Association office of its entire activity, for whose completeness and actuality the Executive Director shall be responsible.
Article.82.All the subsidiary bodies of the Association shall mandatorily kep records of the sessions, which they hold in the order of keeping records of the Managerial Council sessions.
Article.83.The Records of Proceeding from the sessions and the decisions of all managerial and subsidiary bodies of the Association shall be delivered within a week to the Association office for storage (keeping archives) and information to all the regular associated members, who have the right of being completely informed about the Association activity.
Article.84.The name of the Association shall be written in English in its foreign correspondence and a seal with the same language of the texts shall be used.

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