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S T A T U T E

STATUTE OF

 "INTERNATIONAL TEAM SOCIETY"

 

Slavonski Brod, September 2015

 

Based on Article 13 of Associations Act (NN 74/14) Founding Assembly of the association "International TEAM Society“, at a meeting held on September 18th, 2015 adopted this


STATUTE

of association "International TEAM Society"

 

I. Subject

 

Article 1.

This Statute regulates: the name and headquarters of the association "International TEAM Society"  in Slavonski Brod (hereinafter: the Association), its representation and presenting, the seal appearance, the scope of activities in accordance with the goals, objectives and activities to achieve these objectives, economic activities in accordance with the law if performed by the Association, the manner of securing public activity, the conditions and manner of membership and termination of membership, the rights, obligations and responsibilities and disciplinary responsibility of the members and the manner of keeping the list of members, boards, their composition and the manner of convening meetings, election, revocation, authorities, decision-making method. and the duration of the mandate and the manner of convening the founding assembly in the event of mandate expiry, the election and revocation of the liquidator, the termination of the Association, the assets, the manner of acquisition and disposal of the property, the procedure with the property in case of termination, the manner of resolving disputes and conflicts of interest within the Association, and other issues of importance for operation, transitional and final provisions.

The words and terms used in this Statute have a gender meaning, whether used in masculine or feminine gender, apply equally to masculine and feminine gender.

 

II. Name and Headquarters of the Association

 

Article 2.

The Association is a non-profit legal entity created by registration with the competent administrative body.

The full name of the Association is: "International TEAM Society

The abbreviated name of the Association is: TEAM.

The headquarters of the Association is in Slavonski Brod, Ivana Brlić Mazuranic Square no. 2.

 

III. Area of activity of the Association

 

Article 3.

The Association operates in the territory of the Republic of Croatia or the European Higher Education and Research Area.

The Association's area of activity is education, science and research. Activity: science, professional work and research. Elaboration of the Association's activities: Organization of national and international scientific and professional scientific meetings, schools, congresses and seminars; Scientific and professional publications; Networking and international scientific and professional cooperation.

 

Article 4.

The Association may associate itself with other associations, as well as with international associations, if it contributes to the development and achievement of the objectives of its activities set out in this Statute.

The Association is an independent legal entity and may independently engage itself in legal transactions with third parties.

 

IV. Association Representing

 

Article 5.

The Association is represented by the President of the Association.

The President may delegate certain representation affairs to third parties through power of attorney.

 

V. The appearance of the Association's seal

 

Article 6.

The Association has a round shaped seal with diameter of 35 mm.

On the outer rim of the seal there is a printed: 'MEĐUNARODNA UDRUGA TEAM' and on the inner rim 'INTERNATIONAL TEAM SOCIETY'. In the middle of the seal the year of founding is printed MMIX.

The Association has its mark. The mark of the Association is a graphic solution determined by the Board of Directors.

The Association has its own giro account.

 

VI. Objectives and activities for achieving the objectives

 

Article 7.

The Association was founded in order to promote and encourage international cooperation, as well as to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of science and education between the members of the Association, scientists and experts.

 

Article 8.

The Association may, in order to exercise special interests, establish sections.

The aim of establishing a section can be to solve the problems of a specific membership population more easily and efficiently or to organize activities defined by the Statute of the Association.

 

Article 9.


Sections are organizational forms of the Association and have no legal status. The initiative for establishing the organizational form of the Association should be given by three (3) regular members of the Association.

The decision on establishing the organizational form of the Association is made by the Founding assembly of the Association. The decision must include a provision on the name, headquarters, organization and person authorized to represent the section.

 

Article 10.


The work of the Association and its boards is public, and the public is provided with the public character of the meetings of the Association boards and reporting to the public through the media.

 

Article 11.

Activities of the Association are:

 

  • bringing together young and talented scientists and experts, and encouraging and monitoring their work and progress;
  • organization of national and international conferences with the aim of exchanging the latest knowledge in the field of social, technical and biotechnical sciences;
  • including of technical, biotechnical and other improvements through the inventive work in the overall development of the region in the country from which the members of the Association are;
  • popularization of technical, biotechnical and other innovations as well as assistance in their legal protection;
  • professional development of students (seminars, conferences, visits to specialized fairs);
  • promote entrepreneurship among students;
  • organization of work with young people through courses, seminars, lectures and other forms;
  • cooperation with educational and research institutions to identify and encourage gifted students in their development;
  • connection with companies and other business entities interested in inventive work;
  • encouragement and promotion of technical innovations and other improvements in all forms of action;
  • encouraging and developing inventiveness of youth in primary and secondary schools and higher education institutions;
  • performing other tasks that are set forth in this Statute, other laws, which are of interest to the members of the association.

 

VII. The way of ensuring the publicity of the Association

 

Article 12.

The activities of the Association are public, and the publicity is ensured by timely and truthful notification of the members of the Association on all decisions and other important issues in the activities of the Association.


All members of the Association have the right to participate in the activities of the Association in accordance with the provisions of the Statute and the Law, as well as the right of insight into the work of the body and the decisions made by its boards.

 

Article 13.

The meetings of the Association boards may not be closed to the public, except in exceptional cases for the protection of the interests of minors and when it is for the special protection of minors prescribed by law and other regulations and for disturbing of the public order and peace and the limited space capacity in which a meeting is held.

 

VIII. Members of the Association

 

Article 14.

Any physical or legal person who wishes and accepts the objectives for which the Association was founded and the provisions of this Statute may become a member thereof in accordance with the law and the Statute. A legal entity shall be a member of the Association through its authorized representative.

 

Article 15.

The Association keeps a list of its members. The list of members shall be kept electronically or otherwise appropriate and shall contain information on personal name (s), personal identification number (OIB), date of birth, date of joining the Association, membership category, and date of termination of membership in the Association, which may include other data as well. The list of members must always be made available to all members and  authority boards upon request.

Membership in the Association can be regular and honorary.

 

Article 16.

A physical or legal person who wishes to become a regular member of the Association submits a request to the Board of Directors of the Association, which, having previously given a positive or negative opinion, forwards it to the Assembly in order to make a decision usually by the majority of the present members of the Association.


Regular members pay membership dues in the amount determined by the Assembly of the Association, can elect and can be elected to the boards of the Association, have the right to be informed about the work of the Association and have other rights established by the Law and by the Statute.

 

Article 17.

An honorary member of the Association may be a physical or legal person who through its activities contributed to the achievement of the objectives for which the Association was founded, and is appointed by the Assembly on the written reasoned proposal of 25% of the members of the Association, or on the proposal of the Board of Directors.


An honorary member shall not have the right to vote at the Assembly, may not participate in the election of the boards of the Association, nor may he be elected to those boards and shall have the right to be informed about the work of the Association.

 

Article 18.

Membership is terminated by withdrawal, exclusion for failure to comply with the provisions of the Statute, or non-payment of membership fees for the current year.


The decision on the exclusion of a member is made by the Assembly in the manner intended for the admission of members to the Association.


An appeal against the decision on exclusion is allowed within 15 days, which shall be decided by the Assembly at the next meeting.

 

IX. Association Boards

 

Article 19.

The Association Boards are Assembly, Board of Directors, President, Vice-President and Secretary.

 

Article 20.

Assembly of the Association is the highest governing bord of the Association.

The Assembly is composed of regular members of the Association.
Assembly of the Association:

  • adopts the Statute and its amendments
  • elects and dismisses persons authorized to represent
  • elects and dismisses other boards of the Association
  • decides on affiliation with other associations and status changes
  • approve the work plan and the financial plan for the next calendar year and the report on the work for the previous calendar year
  • adopts the annual financial report
  • decides on objective and activity changes, termination of work and distribution of the remaining assets of the Association
  • decides on other issues determined by the Law and the Statute and on issues for which the Statute does not determine the authority of other boards of the Association.

 

Article 21.

The Assembly works through meetings and adopts its own rules of procedure. The Assembly meeting is governed by, and the acts adopted by the Assembly, are signed by the President of the Assembly, who is elected, usually by majority, by secret voting for each individual meeting.

Regular Assembly meetings are held at least twice each calendar year, of which at least one must be held every six months and extraordinary meetings are held as required.
The Assembly meeting is convened by the Board of Directors, or at least 25% plus one member of the Association, about which they submit written and self-signed statements.

 

Article 22.

The Assembly may bring valid decisions if half of the total number of members of the Association plus one member are present at the meeting.


In order to make valid decisions of the Assembly, one half of the members plus one member of the Association present at the Assembly shall be required to adopt the decision, unless otherwise provided by the Statute.

 

Article 23.

The Board of Directors consists of three members: the President, the Deputy President and the Member, who are elected by the Assembly for a period of four years upon written and reasoned proposal by ten members.


Members of the Board of Directors may be dismissed even before their mandate expires if:

  • have violated the Law
  • act contrary to the decisions of the Assembly
  • lose their business capability
  • resign.

In the event of mandate termination of the President of the Board of Directors, until the election of a new one, he shall be replaced temporary by the oldest member of the Board of Directors.

 

Article 24.

Board of Directors:

  • prepares act drafts of the Assembly
  • convenes meetings of the Assembly, proposes an agenda, prepares materials for the Assembly and performs its decisions
  • maintains a list of members of the Association
  • performs other tasks in accordance with the Law and the Statute

The Board of Directors makes decisions by half-majority of its members.

 

Article 25.

President of the Association is elected by the Assembly for a period of four years with the possibility of re-election.

President of the Association chairs the Assembly and The Board of Directors.

The mandate of the President may be terminated before the expiry of the period for which he/she was elected under the conditions and manner prescribed in this Statute for the members of the Board of Directors.

 

Article 26.

President in performing of its functions has the following rights and powers:

  • to represent the Association towards third parties;
  • to convene and chair the regular meetings of the Assembly and the Board of Directors;
  • to provide direct guidance for the Secretary of the Association about the preparation and drafting of materials for the Assembly, the Board of Directors and other working boards of the Association;
  • he/she is responsible for his/her work and implementation of the Assembly's work programme;
  • performs other tasks for which it is authorized by the board determined by this Statute.

 

Article 27.

Vice-President of the Association is elected by the Assembly for a term of four years.

Action plan for the Vice-President is determined by the Board of Directors at its meetings.

Vice-President of the Association is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association.

 

Article 28.

Vice-President in performing of his/her functions has the following rights and powers:

  • to represent the Association on the basis of the Statute and other official documents of the Association in the absence of the President;
  • to participate in the work of the Board of Directors;
  • to  perform duties of the President in his absence;
  •  to assist the President in the management of the Association;
  • to advise the President about his decisions;
  • co-responsibility for the execution of the working programme of the Assembly.

 

Article 29.

The Association has a Secretary elected by the Assembly for period of four years and may be reappointed.

Conditions for the selection of a Secretary and possible fee for conducting the Secretary duties are determined by the Board of Directors.

Secretary is responsible for his/her work and activities to the Board of Directors and the Assembly.

Secretary may resign or be dismissed before the expiry of the period for which he/she was named for the reasons set forth for the recall of members of the Board of Directors or for other reasons provided by law.

 

Article 30.

Secretary of the Association has the following duties, powers and responsibilities:

  • performs decisions, conclusions and other acts of the Assembly or the Board of Directors;
  • he/she is the commander for the execution of the financial plan and the use of other funds within the given authorizations;
  • together with the President prepares meetings of the Assembly and the Board of Directors;
  • he/she is co-responsible for the implementation of the work programme of the Association;
  • prepares and produces materials for the governing boards and organizes activities that contribute to the development of inventive work in the area of activity of the Association;
  • maintains a Register of Members;
  • performs other tasks authorized by the Assembly and the Board of Directors.

 

X. Election and revocation of the Association's liquidator

 

Article 31.

The liquidator of the Association may be elected and revoked by the Assembly at the proposal of the Board of Directors. Liquidator is a physical or legal person who is registered as a liquidator in the register of associations. The liquidator may not be a member of the Association, however must have the appropriate expertise to take care of the distribution of the assets of the Association.


The liquidator represents the Association in the liquidation process and, by opening the liquidation procedure, is entered in the register of associations as a person authorized to represent the Association until the completion of the liquidation process and deletion of the Association from the register of associations.

 

XI. Manner of acquiring and disposing of the assets of the Association

 

Article 32.

The Association obtains funds from membership fees, donations, gifts, financing from the state budget and / or the budget of regional and local self-government and from other authorized sources and uses them to achieve its goals, and their allocation is decided by the Board of Directors.


For justified expenses related with the activities of the Association, members are entitled to compensation approved by the Board of Directors on the basis of the attached invoices.
The Association maintains business books and prepares financial statements in accordance with the regulations governing the manner of financial operations and accounting of non-profit organizations.

 

Article 33.

If the Association implements programs and projects of interest to the public well, funded from public sources at least once a year, it shall inform the donor of its work, scope, manner of acquisition and the use of funds, and inform the general public through the website. Funds raised in accordance with paragraph 1. the Association may only use it to implement approved programs or projects.


The funds are managed by the boards of the Association established by the Statute and are responsible for their disposal and use. The funds serve and are used to accomplish the goals and activities of the Association.

 

XII. Awards and Recognition

Article 34.


The Association may make awards and recognitions for its members, associations and other meritorious individuals for the achievement of programme goals and activities of the Association.

Criteria for the awards, the number and type of prizes and awards will be determined by special regulations which will be adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

Article 35.

The funds of Association for achieving its objectives and activities are gained from:

  • membership fees and contributions of members;
  • revenue generated by performing their own work, based on the working programme;
  • donations and gifts;
  • funds received from the town of Slavonski Brod and Brod-Posavina County
  • other sources in accordance with the law.

Financial and material operations are performed in accordance with the law and other regulations and acts of the boards of the Association.

The Association is responsible for its obligations with all its assets.
 

XIII. Status changes

 

Article 36.

The status changes of the Association is decided by the Assembly by majority of ¾ members of the Association.

Merger cannot be carried out with the Association whose financial statements present a negative result.

 

XIV. Termination of the Associations existence and assets procedure

 

Article 37.

The Association may terminate its existence for the reasons stipulated by the Law and by the decision of the Assembly adopted by 3/4 of all members of the Association.

In case of termination of the Association, the Assembly will decide on its assets in accordance with the law.

 

XV. Manner of disputes resolving and conflicts of interest within the Association

 

Article 38.

All mutual disputes arising from membership in the Association and / or activities within the Association scope, the members undertake to settle peacefully with the arbitration of the Board of Directors.

 

XVI. Transitional and final provisions

 

Article 39.

With the entry into force of this Statute, the Statute of the Association dated November 11th, 2009 shall cease to be valid.


Amendments to this Statute shall be made in the same manner and in accordance with the procedure by which this Statute was adopted.

 

Article 40.

This Statute will enter into force upon adoption.

 

Slavonski Brod, September 18th  2015.

 

                                                                       

PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION:

    Professor Dražan Kozak