STATUTE OF THE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
- The Association, which is based on an apolitical and non-partisan basis, is not for profit and aims to promote and manage cultural and educational activities in favour of members in the field of:
- Defence, national and international security, military issues, civil protection;
- Cyber defense, security and reputational analysis;
- Geopolitics, international relations and country risk analysis;
- Military policy and defence industry;
- Energy and resources;
- Organizational Development.
- In order to achieve the social objectives set out in Article 1, the Association’s activities include:
- manage and disseminate cultural information through the use of online magazine www.laran.it and the web in general;
- produce, organize and promote seminars and conferences with the aim of making known, enhancing and promoting everything that is relevant to the areas referred to in Article 1;
- publish editorial activities through the publication of articles, conferences, seminars, as well as studies and research carried out within the purposes pursued by the Association;
- organise and promote training activities: theoretical courses and/or theoretical/practical courses for practitioners in the areas referred to in Article 1; students, scholars and learners of the association’s subjects or related subjects; for politicians, military and diplomats;
- carrying out research – organisational intervention on ethical issues such as corporate social responsibility, organisational well-being, health and job security, enhancement of common goods;
- organize and promote partnerships and/or collaborations and/or advice with state institutions, public and private bodies, both domestic and foreign, Non-Governmental Organizations, diplomatic missions, universities, schools, associations, businesses and companies, both national and international;
- In order to achieve the statutory objectives, the Association can carry out the necessary operations, of any kind, using all regional, national and community regulations. Among these operations, without any exclusion, it can:
- carry out the banking operations necessary to implement the purpose;
- take stakes in other similar bodies that pursue purposes in areas similar to their own;
- use of collaboration and enter into agreements and contracts aimed at achieving their social goals with public and private, national and international entities and entities;
- promote all activities that are subject to subjects that are part of the fundamental purpose of the Association.
- For the realization of its purposes, the Association will be able to make use of any kind of financing, provided, in any form, by institutions and public or private, national and international institutions and entities.
(Location, institutional domain and duration)
- The Association is based in Rome, with the possibility of establishing operational sites and dependencies also temporary and transient in other places as needed.
- The association’s internet domain is www.laran.it.
- The duration of the Association is unlimited.
(Heritage and revenue)
- The Association’s assets are:
- from the awardings in property, use or possession to any title of money, or mobile goods and real estate made by the Founding Members in the act of constitution, that is, subsequently, by ordinary members and Sponsors;
- from mobile or real estate that will come to or will come to the Association in any capacity, including those purchased by the Association under the rules of this Statute;
- membership fees and annual, overtime and voluntary membership fees;
- any reserve funds made up of budget surpluses;
- donations, even public contributions, donations and bequests.
- The Association’s revenue consists of:
- membership fees;
- from liberalities and grants from public bodies, companies, individuals, international agencies, associations and foundations, local governments;
- contributions from local counterparts in individual projects including funding, the provision of skilled and non-qualified labour, land, various facilities, facilities;
- from the proceeds of the organization of events or participations in them;
- from any other entry that contributes to increasing social activity, always produced in the clear pursuit of the social purpose of theAssociation,such as funds received through occasional public collections;
- interest on capital before their use.
- It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or management surpluses, as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Association.
- The Association is open to all those who are interested in the realization of institutional activities, they share their spirit and ideals. That said, the Members are those who, having applied for it, have been accepted as such by the Board of Directors. They may be part of the Association of Italian and non-Italian citizens, who have civil rights and who have not reported criminal convictions.
- Legal entities can also be part of it.
- The application for admission will be accepted when it obtains 2/3 of the Board of Directors.
- Members are divided into the following categories:
- Founding members: are those who participated in the establishment of the Association, as well as those to whom this qualification is expressly conferred on the basis of particular merits by the Board of Directors, unanimously; they are entitled to the prerogatives set out in this Statute;
- Ordinary members: individuals who, having applied for it, have been accepted by the Board of Directors.
- Supporters Members: It is the institutions and individuals who contribute financially to the functioning of the Association, through the provision of building or operational structures and/or a financial contribution, to the extent agreed with the Board of Directors.
- Honorary members: they are those to whom this qualification is expressly awarded on the basis of particular merits by the Board of Directors, unanimously. The honorary membership qualification is valid for three years and is renewable.
- Ordinary Members and Supporters must undertake to cooperate with the Association for the pursuit of its aims, in accordance with the guidelines established by the social bodies and will have the right to benefit from the various services and activities provided Association.
- Honorary Members and Supporters Members are not entitled to vote.
- The Board of Directors determines within what limits honorary members are entitled to benefit from the services and activities of the Association.
- Ordinary Members and Supporters are required to pay annual dues, defined by individual type of Member, to the extent determined by the Assembly.
- Honorary Members are not required to pay dues.
- The membership fee or contribution is not transmissible and cannot be revalued.
- Members may withdraw at any time by recommended letter with a return receipt addressed to the Association at the legal office or by sending certified e-mail (PEC) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The withdrawal will have effects from the 30th day after the date of receipt of the withdrawal letter, while remaining the obligation for the withdrawal to fulfill the obligations and charges taken against the Association or dithirds (within the scope of the Association’s activity), prior to the date of the notice of the declaration of withdrawal.
(Loss of Membership Qualification)
- The status of Member is lost by death, resignation, non-payment of social allowances protracted for more than a year or by exclusion from the Association deliberated by the Board of Directors unanimously for serious and repeated non-compliance with the provisions Statute.
- The Bodies of the Association are:
- The Members’ Assembly;
- Board of Directors;
- The President;
- The Secretary Treasurer;
- the College of Auditors, where provided for by a special resolution of the association’s members’ meeting.
- The College of Auditors, introduced under paragraph 1, letter f), is organised by a special regulation, proposed by the Governing Council, at the Shareholders’ Assembly.
- The Assembly consists of the founding members and ordinary members in compliance with the payment of social allowances.
- Assemblies are normally held at the corporate headquarters, save different determination of the Board of Directors that can set a different place.
- The Assembly meets at least twice a year, at the convening of the President or the Board of Directors.
- The Assembly must be convened by the President of the Association at least once a year by April for the approval of the balance sheet. It may also be convened whenever the Board of Directors is given the opportunity.
- It must also be summoned, within a month of the announcement of the request, when at least two-thirds of the Founding Members or two-fifths of the Ordinary Members request it, provided that the topics to be dealt with are specified and these fall within the competences Association.
- The Assembly is convened by the President of the Association by notice, also electronically, to be sent to the members’ home at least ten days before the one set for the meeting. The alert should contain the date, time and location of the meeting, as well as the list of topics to be discussed.
- Founding Members and Ordinary Members have the right to speak at the Assembly. Individuals who have the right to intervene may also be represented with unauthenticated written delegation.
- It is up to the President to see the regularity of the delegations and the right to speak to the House.
- The Presidency of the Assembly is the responsibility of the President of the Association or, if he is absent, the Secretary. The deliberations of the House must be the result of the minutes drawn up by the Secretary and counter-signed by the President.
- The Assembly is validly constituted with the presence, also by telematics, of the majority of the members in the first convocation and whatever the number of those present in the second convocation and majority of voters (present or by proxy), except as to what otherwise established in this Statute.
- In any case, all decisions taken by the Association’s assembly are considered unapproved if they voted against at least 2/3 of the Founding Members.
- Each Founding Member and each Ordinary Member is entitled to one vote. The deliberations are taken in a blatant way, by show of hands.
- Electronic voting is allowed. It is up to the President to ascertain the identity of the voters.
- The Assembly:
- resolution on the approval of the final statement prepared by the Board of Directors;
- deliberates on the approval of the Board of Directors’ report on the Association’s work and the final report;
- elects and revokes the members of the Board of Directors and awards any compensation to the bodies of the association for the work done;
- deliberates on the early dissolution of the Association and liquidation procedures, as well as on the appointment of liquidators;
- deliberates on all other matters which, by law and statute, are reserved for its competence or which are subject to its examination by the Board of Directors;
- resolutions on the establishment of the College of Auditors and the regulation, proposed by the Board of Directors.
(Board of Directors)
- The Board of Directors is elected by the Assembly. It consists of a number of members equal to one third of the sum of Founding Members and Ordinary Members, with a minimum of three members and still no more than 12 members.
- The number of members indicated in paragraph 1 includes the Founding Members, who are members of the Board of Directors.
- The Board of Directors lasts three years.
- Members of the Board of Directors are re-elected without limits.
- The Board of Directors meets at least twice a year, at the request of the President or when the Director or at least a third of its members request. At Board meetings, their members cannot be represented by delegation.
- Managers of research projects, working committees and study groups, as well as scientific advisers, may be called to attend board meetings.
- Invitations to be part of the Association are decided by a two-thirds majority of members. In all other cases, the Board of Directors votes by a majority of those present. In the event of a tie, the vote of the President of the Association prevails.
- Electronic voting is allowed. It is up to the President to ascertain the identity of the voters.
- The Board of Directors:
- elects the President of the Association in his own breast. The election of the President requires the favorable vote of all founding members;
- it carries out the deliberations of the Assembly;
- provides the ordinary and extraordinary administration of the Association, adopting all the deliberations that it will consider appropriate and providing on any matter that is not within the competence of the Assembly;
- decides on the admission of new members and proposes to the Assembly the revocation of the Membership Qualification;
- determines the amount of annual cash contributions or services and skills to be paid to Members;
- It prepares the acts and deliberations to be submitted for the approval of the Assembly;
- it prepares a final report to be submitted for approval by the Assembly;
- it prepares a pre-emptive statement to be submitted for approval by the Assembly;
- performs all the further tasks attributed to the same by the law and this Statute;
- prepares and amends the Association’s regulations;
- elects the Treasurer’s Secretary among the Members;
- Elects the Director among the Members;
- appoints scientific advisers.
- It provides a regulation for the possible College of Auditors, which is set up under Article 9, paragraph 1, paragraph f) and paragraph 2, to be submitted for the approval of the Assembly;
- The President of the Association is its legal representative and represents it against third parties and in court.
- He provides:
- to convene and chair the Assembly of Members, setting its agenda;
- to convene and chair the Board of Directors, setting its agenda;
- to carry out all the tasks assigned to him by the law, by this Statute or by the Council
- It may delegate to others, for individual acts or series of acts, the powers it owes;
- The President lasts three years in office and is eligible for re-election. In the absence or impediment of the President, his duties are carried out by the Secretary Treasurer.
(The Treasurer’ Secretary)
- The Secretary Treasurer supports the President and has the following tasks:
- provides for the holding and updating of the Membership Register;
- is responsible for the drafting and retention of minutes of collegiate body meetings;
- it sets out the draft budget, which it submits to the Board of Directors by October, and the final budget, which it submits to the Board of Directors by February;
- ensures the Association’s record keeping and accounting as well as the preservation of the relevant documentation;
- collects revenue and pays expenses in accordance with the decisions of the Board of Directors.
- The Treasurer is in office for three years and is eligible for re-election. In the absence or impediment of the Secretary Treasurer, his duties are carried out by the President.
- The Director of the Association coordinates the execution of the activities of the Association. He:
- may appoint a Deputy Director, whose post must be ratified by the Board of Directors;
- appoints managers of research projects, working committees and study groups;
- it hires employees, appoints employees, and sets emoluments;
- The Director lasts three years in office and is eligible for re-election. In the event of absence or impediment, its functions are the responsibility of the Deputy Director or, failing that, the Secretary Treasurer.
- In addition to the books and accounting records provided for by the tax legislation, as applicable, the Association must hold:
- Book of Members;
- The Books of Assembly Minutes;
- The Book of Minutes of the Board of Directors.
- The membership books in paragraph 1 may also be kept electronically, to be published on the association’s website, www.laran.it.
(Dissolution and liquidation)
- The Association dissolves:
- following the withdrawal of the majority of the Founding Members;
- with an early start adopted with a two-thirds majority of the Members and the favorable vote of all founding members;
- any other lawsuit provided for in a cogent manner by the law.
- By agreeing for any reason to the dissolution of the Association, the Assembly will determine the manner of the liquidation and appoint a liquidator by fixing its powers, including with regard to the allocation of residual funds, and compensation.
- In the event of the dissolution of the Association, the remaining assets, paid all debts, will be donated to another association with similar purposes, in accordance with the resolution of the assembly.
- The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year and coincides with the calendar year.
- The Association is governed by the provisions of the Civil Code, the legal rules on the matter, as well as the provisions of this act.