CESC PROJECT STATUTE
ART. 1 (Denomination, location, duration)
The CESC Lazio Association, funded on 15th May 2000, due to the change of the legislation concerning the conscientious objectors, with the aim of better coordinating those corporate bodies, groups and associations that are interested in civil service, and for respect for what has been established by the existing dispositions, from 3rd December 2003 its Statute was changed and its name changed to «Coordination Body Corporate of Civil Service – Project», that is «CESC Project». Such a Statute started immediately without the need for the Association to stop its activity. It remains clear that also the previous relationships and obligations will be regulated by this Statute. The «CESC Project» is an National association among corporate bodies, groups, organisms and also associations which are all interested in pursuing civil service, either operating at a National level, locally (regional or between regions, or just within cities), or even internationally. The head office is in Rome, in via Cariati 12. The association can take has the vantage of having other offices, both in Italy or abroad. An ending of its activities is not expected. Considering the development achieved in recent years, both from civil service projects and those in the framework of international cooperation, in order to expand its activities also to foreign people, understood not only as performers but local partners such as protagonists of their own self-development, wanting to simultaneously increase the involvement of civil society, both in the South as in the North, with effect from 27 May 2011, the association adopted the name "CESC Project" and extends the possibility of acceding the possibility to agencies, groups, organizations and associations interested in volunteering, in international cooperation, in promotion of youth and in the different forms taken in Italy and abroad of civil services, which operate both nationally and locally (both regional and supra-regional, subregional and provincial, or only local), and also at an international level.
ART. 2 (Absence of gain)
Any type of gain is excluded. In particular, the CESC Project – both directly or indirectly – forbids the distribution of any income obtained through the workers’ activity. The eventual remaining money will be reinvested on behalf of the institutional activities of this Statute.
ART. 3 (Purposes)
1. The CESC Project aims at promoting and developing the aid of the civil service by means of the development itself of the principle of social solidarity, especially among the youngsters. 2. The CESC Project wants to promote and develop a “civil call up”, that is promoting formative activities of education, with particular attention to the social introduction of disadvantaged individuals, also by helping with some economic support. 3. The CESC Project wants to coordinate those organisms, which are interested in civil service and operate accordingly to the article n.1 of the law 64 of 2001. 4. The CESC Project intends to qualify and broaden the civil service both in Italy and abroad, highlighting its course as a means to build an awareness among citizens, and as a contribution to the development of a caring and peaceful civil society. 5. The CESC Project promotes and develops international cooperation programmes, international and local voluntary work, promoting the development , cultural interventions, for educational and humanitarian causes both in Italy and abroad, with particular reference to countries in need. Among the various possible activities, we will focus on the orientation, selection and training, but are not limited to sex, age, race, nationality, faith and political ideology, or people wishing to voluntarily engage in the programmes of the Association and contribute to the formation of a culture of solidarity and international cooperation, in particular by ensuring adequate tools with the circulation and use of information.
Art. 4 (Activities)
The institutional aims could be achieved by pursuing any activity that is useful for the aim, among which in particular there are: coordination activities of those corporate bodies of the civil service which adhere to the association as well as those which do not adhere; the supply of those services which are relative to the project, the administration, the evaluation, the monitoring of the projects of the civil service and of the “civil call up”; formative activities and information about the civil service; the study and research on the intervention issues in line with the law 64 of 2001; the study and development of more in-depth communication processes, the collection and analysis of the civil service data and the social phenomena connected to it (voluntary service, association, etc.); development programmes and humanitarian assistance with developing countries and other countries in need, in the context of volunteering and international cooperation, training of people, without limits to sex, age, race, nationality, faith and political ideology, willing to voluntarily engage in the coordination of programmes. The CESC Project also intends to promote the civil service through suitable initiatives of support, aimed at promoting, informing and qualifying the civil service itself, eventually starting up specific activities of research, formation and planning. 1. TheCESC Project will also take care of the following relationships: -Between the corporate body interested or involved in activities or projects of the civil service; -Between the corporate body of the civil service and the public or private ones, which are meant to administrate the civil service itself; -Between the corporate body of the civil service and the non-profit organizations, that are the organizations of young volunteers. 2. Such a list of activities is presented as an example, and therefore is not compulsory.
ART. 5 (Members)
The CESC-Project is open to all the individuals that somehow worked in the civil service, in international cooperation, as an international and local volunteer, promoting the development of cultural interventions, educational and humanitarian causes both in Italy and abroad, with particular reference to countries in need, And this can be done sending a written request to the Management Committee, attaching any useful document.
ART. 6 (Rights)
All members of the CESC-Project have the right to be elected and to nominate the associated organs. The members have also the right to obtain any refund for all the expenses made for the social activities.
ART. 7 (Duties)
All the members have to attain a proper behaviour towards the other members as well as to those outside of the organization in accordance with the spirit of solidarity and social aid which drives their actions, which have to be pursued correctly, diligently and legally. The members have to pay annual subscription dues, as decided by the members’ assembly.
Art. 8 (Exclusion)
The membership can be lost through: Resignation through voluntary withdrawal; Dissolution of the association; Tacit resignation due to failing to pay the annual dues; Exclusion motivated by the members’ assembly, in case the member infringes any duty established by the Statute or behaves inappropriately against the institutional scope of the association. In case of exclusion, the member cannot be refunded the annual share.
Art. 9 (Bodies of the Association bodies)
These are: - The Members’ Assembly - The Management Committee - The President of the CESC Project -College of auditors of accounts
Art. 10 (Members’ Assembly)
The members’ assembly holds those tasks which are relative to the management and functioning of the CESC-Project. It plans the main activities every year, also verifying their implementation. -It approves every year the economic and cash-flow statement -It establishes the amount of the social share every year. -The assembly will have to meet at least once a year. -The assembly will be summoned by the president at least 10 days in advance, through an official convocation undertaken by methods which ensure safe receipt of the same. Such a convocation has to include the date, time and location of the assembly as well as all of its other details. -The assembly can deliberate whenever at least half of the members are present, either personally or represented by a delegate, as long as they have paid the dues regularly. -Deliberations are considered only in the case of a majority, except those concerning any modification of the Statute, the dissolution of the association and the devolution of the patrimony, which all have to be approved by at least 3⁄4 of the members. -Each member cannot receive more than two delegates. -The assembly elects the president and also the other members of the management committee, it nominates the auditors of accounts and it has the power of abrogating such authorships -The assembly is chaired by the president.
Art. 11 (Management Committee)
1) The Management Committee is in charge of the administration of the association, checks the fulfillment of the decisions made by the assembly, takes decisions in case of emergency, helps the president in accomplishing his tasks, and takes decisions in relation to the requests of admission by members. 2) It is composed of at least three but no more than five people, nominated by the members’ assembly amongst them experts of the social services. Each member of the Management Committee takes office for a 2-year period, this office being renewable. 3) The Management Committee convenes at least every four months upon convocation of the president, and every time this is decided by at least 1/3 of its members, that is half of the total amount of the members. 4) The Management Committee deliberates according to the majority; in case of parity, the single vote of the one who acts as chairman prevails. 5) Delegations are not permitted. 6) The Management Committee can nominate a Director among the members, having the executive director duties.
Art. 12 (The President of the Association)
1) The president summons and leads the meetings of the members’ assembly and of the management committee. 2) He is in charge for a 3-year period, which is renewable. 3)He legally represents the association, coordinates the operative activities, presides over the ordinary and extraordinary administration of the Association and, eventually together with the help of the Director, takes care of the implementation of the deliberations made by the corporate bodies, opens the registering requests, annually presents the scheme of the cash-flow statement in order to have it approved by the members’ assembly and after being given the consent by the Management Committee and the College of accounts auditors. 4) He is also the guarantor of the treasury; however, upon the consent of the Management Committee, he can be helped by a specialized worker who is delegated to undertake specific duties. Thus he is in charge of the storage of all the money, which could be also deposited in a bank or post office, as well as having the responsibility for all the expenditures of the association, each of which has to be regularly documented.
Art. 13 (College of auditors of accounts)
1) The College of auditors of accounts is composed of three people, not necessarily members 2) Each auditor receives a five-year nomination, which is renewable
Art. 14 (Economic resources)
1) The economic resources needed by the Association for its own administration and for carrying out the different activities are obtained by: -social shares; -other voluntary contributions donated by the members or others; -contributions granted by the State, the Regions and other public corporations, either as a donation or as money destined for specific projects; -contributions from the European Community and other International organisms; -voluntary contributions by the privates, by individuals or corporate bodies; donations and small inherited legacies; -incomes deriving from supplies of services given to members or others under convention; -incomes deriving from concessions of properties and from members’ services or others, also including all the economic activities of a commercial nature, as long as they are performed in an auxiliary or subsidiary way and, at any rate, aimed at the fulfillment of the institutional objectives; -incomes deriving from promotional initiatives aimed at funding the association; -other incomes which are compatible with the nature of being a social association. 2) The CESC - Project can possess fixed property; though these have to be destined, together with their incomes, to the achievement of the statute’s purposes; 3) donations, inheritances and contingent contributions may well be accepted by the President upon consultation with the management committee.
ART. 15 (Cash-flow statement)
Within every 30th April the President, after having it approved by the Management Committee, presents to the members’ assembly the cash-flow statement of the activity that has been conducted during the solar year, specifically asking for its approval. The cash-flow statement will have to be organized according to the principle of competency, and will have to point out:- a) any eventual small legacy inherited, donations or devices; b) any contributions made by the State, the regions, corporate body or public institutions, specifying whether they are destined for the realization of particular projects or for the functioning of the Organization itself; c) any contributions from the European Community and other international organisms; d) any income from services offered; e) the contributions presented by the tax concession included in the art.22 of the law n.383 of 2000.
ART. 16 (Dissolution of the Association)
The dissolution of the association follows an extinction of the association itself, which is resolved by the members’ assembly according to the expected majority for the modification of the Statute.
Art. 17 (Devolution of property)
In case of dissolution, ending or extinction of the association, the remaining possessions must be given in their entirety to charity for social purposes.