Article 1. This statute regulates the terms of the name, the seat, the legal representation; the appearance of the seals; The objectives and the area of action; economic activities in accordance with the law; the terms and procedures for registration and termination of membership; The rights, obligations and disciplinary responsibilities of members; how to maintain a list of members (associations or entities), the bodies of the association, their composition and the methods of convening the session, election, recall, powers, decision-making process and duration of the mandate; the procedures for calling the assembly in the event of expiry of the mandate; The selection and revocation of the liquidator of the association; reciprocal rights and obligations of the association and organizational forms; termination of the association; Ownership, methods of acquisition and sale of properties; the process of assets in the event of termination of the association; the manner of resolving disputes and conflicts of interest within the association and other matters of relevance to the association.
Article 2. The name of the Association is: EUROPEAN DANCE ORGANIZATION, The abbreviated title of the Association is: EDO. In internal communications (ITALY) the official language is Italian, while in correspondence abroad and with the various members, the language in use is English or, if necessary, another language. The headquarters of the Association is in Casalnuovo di Napoli, Corso Umberto I °, 326, 80011, Italy.
Article 3. EDO is an association registered with the Italian Revenue Agency. EDO is a non-profit association.
Article 4. The Seal of the Association is round in shape of 4.2 cm in diameter, inside which there is the full name of the Association, placed under the initials EDO. The use of the seal is governed by the written instructions of the Board of Directors of the Association.
Article 5. The logo of the Association represents the initials EDO at the top, with a representation of the European geographical map in the center of the letter “D”, and below the full name of the association. The flag of the Association is white, height 215 cm and width 145 cm, with the sign of the Association and the name of the association. The assembly decides the appearance of the flag on the proposal of one of the members of the Association.
Article 6. The association is legally represented by the President. The Board of Directors is composed as follows: The President, the Vice President, the Secretary General.
Article 7. The association was founded with the aim of establishing partnerships with organizations (associations or entities) of similar purposes, and to promote, develop and enhance the art of dance and culture Latin American, Ballroom, Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Merengue, Argentine Tango, Rhythm and Dances Smooth and Kizomba, Exhibition, Theater Arts and Showcase and any other new dance / dance style that the board decides, in Europe. The aims of the association are to stimulate, promote, develop, improve the art of dance and national creativity in the country and throughout Europe, reaching the top level in the mentioned dance branches; help, promote and develop the training of the dancer; help, promote and develop professional mentor training; the implementation in the National Programs of culture and art in dance; and the promotion of the didactic and educational functions, understanding, tolerance and responsibility by attending dance at the cultural and art level. The area of activity of the Association, in accordance with the objectives is the area of Culture and Art.
Article 8. The activities of the Association are: creation of conditions for the development of dance in Europe and the harmonization of the activities of its members; the creation of financial, material and human resources and conditions for the preparation of principal dancers for dance festivals and other forms of international cooperation; participation in the design and implementation of annual programs of public needs in culture; providing assistance to its members / partners in marketing, introducing new working and business methods, obtaining specific information, etc; Determine the training system of dance judges according to the acts of the Association; Establish a training system for mentors and people qualified for work in accordance with the Association’s acts; Determination of the progression system in dance; protection of the professional, moral and material interests of its members; developing the awareness of its users about the quality of their artistic work; concern for the exercise of copyright and performance rights of its members in accordance with the law; Participate in the preparations for the adoption of laws and regulations affecting the fate of dancers, as well as dance creativity; to ensure lasting influence in the definition of cultural policy; to take care of the professional retraining of staff, the acquisition and award of scholarships, and the educational trips of its members in the country and abroad; organizing professional conferences and seminars to improve their staff; Strengthen cooperation with related organizations in Europe and beyond; presentation of European dance art and local and foreign artists; the implementation of programs and projects of general interest aimed at promoting and developing culture and art; organize and distribute shows, festivals and guest performances of its members; the organization and realization of art dance events; popularization of dance in the media, educational institutions and other organizations; Encourage the dance of people with disabilities and people with special needs; Encourage the work of its members by awarding prizes and awards for outstanding achievements and contribute to the development and enhancement of dance in Europe; issuing its own publications and supporting the publication of other publications of importance for the development of dance in the area of Europe; conducting international dance cooperation; activities to strengthen the morale and spirit of its members and to establish the rules of conduct in their mutual relations; the adoption of measures to prevent negative phenomena in dance; action in the fight against doping, the use of prohibited substances and procedures in dance as, according to the World Anti-Doping code; health protection and prevention of injuries to dancers and other ballet dancers; support for the construction and maintenance of facilities necessary for dance; organization and participation in the organization of study trips and events in dance art at home and abroad, in accordance with special regulations; providing food, beverages and non-alcoholic beverages on their business premises and premises while doing or activities;
Article 9. The European Dance Tour is a circuit of competitions in several European countries, members of EDO, (in 12 months), with the aim of motivating European dancers to engage more in Europe in the art of Dance and in Championships . Each competition is evaluated according to a Ranking List of points according to the placement. Points are awarded in the final, semi-final and quarter-final for Amateurs in Latin American Dances and Ballroom. Each European Dance Tour competition has its own prize pool on the responsibility of the organizer and at the end of the tour an extra prize will be awarded to be decided by the EDO members, the number of points scored by each competition will be added to the ranking every month until the end of the tour. At the end of the tour, according to the rankings, the winners (the first 6 places) are determined and the GRAND TOTAL is delivered in the last EDT (Naples Open) race and the names of the winners will be entered in the HALL OF FAME (which can be shared with other tours organized in other continents, so as to promote and branch the project beyond Europe with foreign collaborations). The Rules of the EDT are:
1) The Competitions to be included in the Circuit are approved by the EDO Board of Directors, and proposed by at least 3 members.
2) Each organizing Member must request judges, exclusively from another EDO member (1 x member), he cannot in any case invite a judge from a country already represented by an EDO member without consent. E The Final Judging Panel must have at least 51% of EDO member judges.
3) Each Edo member is the only one who can choose the judge for his country at each single EDT competition, where it is required.
4) Judges in EDT must hold a license recognized by the EDO board of directors.
5) Competitions must be managed in compliance with the regulations recognized and chosen by EDO.
6) The EDT Ranking System is composed as follows:
1st – 140 pts, 2nd – 120 points, 3rd – 100 points, 4th – 80 points, 5th – 60 points, 6th – 50 points, 7th (in final) – 40 points, SEMIFINAL – 30 points , QUATERFINAL – 10 points.
7) The EDO & EDT Logo, Protected and Registered, must be displayed in the foreground on the websites and posters of the circuit competitions.
8) The EDT Legal Representative is the EDO President.
9) The new competitions will have to choose the date of the event respecting the dates already set, and never exceeding the limit of 2 competitions in a month.
10) If a competition does not maintain the standards of the majority of other EDT competitions, it can be excluded the following year with the favorable opinion of 51% of the voting EDO members.
Article 10. To achieve the objectives, the Association may become a member of other associations and organizations of the same or other interests or accept affiliations of other organizations with the same objectives. Furthermore, if EDO members organize other competitions not included in EDT, they are still required to respect the rules of points 2,3,4.
Article 11. The activity of the association is public. The advertising of the Association’s activities is carried out in the manner established by the Statute; timely and truthful notification of Association members at important events by providing written materials and through association meetings; through public media; at press conferences; through the Association’s websites; in other convenient ways; through the media. For the full realization of the work of the public, the Association may issue its own publication in accordance with the rules on public information.
Article 12. EDO is an organization of associations, federations, entities, companies, and only a European national representation can be recognized. It must be in possession of a statute, deed of incorporation and a tax number (VAT) issued by national government body.
Article 13. The members of the association can be:
– Full member (Right to Vote), after 12 months from the application form,
– Observer (Right of Presence), after 6 months from the application for admission,
– Introductory (for the first 6 months from the application form).
The Founding Members (FULL Member) are: Italy (Italian Dance Federation, Cuono Romano Representative), Portugal (Associacao Portughesa de Professores de Danca de Salao Internacional, Representative Luisa Freitas), Croatia (Plesni Klub Bolero, Representative Marko Ciboci). At the first board of 14.12.2018, all members who will be accepted by the Board of Directors will be exclusively recognized as Full Members.
Article 14. To be a member of the Association, an application must be made to the Secretary General of the Association, who will check the availability of the nation in question, and if not represented by another association or body it will be subject to acceptance. The list of members is managed manually in the Members book and must contain information on the personal name of the association or body, VAT number (VAT), date of birth of the legal manager, residential address, telephone number, date of incorporation , category to which it belongs. The list of members is always available to all members and competent bodies upon their request.
Article 15. To become a member of EDO you must submit:
– a duly completed application form on the website or request to the Secretary General,
– a copy of the Association’s Statute and Certificate,
– a copy of the resolution on registration in the Register of the body of the competent state administration,
– a duly completed form of the declaration of acceptance of all the acts of the association,
Article 16. 16.The membership fee to EDO is 0,00 €, the fee for the competition in EDT is determined by the first General Meeting of December
14, 2018, under observation to the collaboration of other organizations with the same goals and democratic development.
Article 17. The rights, obligations and responsibilities of effective members are:
– engage in association activities,
– participation in the management of the association’s affairs,
– safeguard and increase the reputation of the association,
– the conservation of material assets and the fulfillment of the obligations assumed,
– The membership payment, if it has been decided,
– participation in the work of the Assembly and other activities of the Association,
– elections and recalls of the representatives of the Assembly of the Association,
– morally follow the guidelines of the majority of Members, for decisions in other Entities, collaborations and decisions.
Article 18. The Association may have the following figures in its register: dancers; Dance Judges; Dance teachers; Delegates; Menthor, A representative to the Assembly and request a storage management fee.
Article 19. Membership of the association ceases: voluntarily, through communication to the Secretary General or by exclusion, through the board of directors. A member can be excluded from participation if he acts in violation of the provisions of the law, of the statute, which causes serious damage to the reputation of the association. The board of directors decides the exclusion of a member of the association. The excluded member has the right within 15 days, starting from the date of delivery of the decision, to file a complaint with the Assembly of the Association. The Assembly is required to resolve the appeal within 30 days, starting from the date of the appeal. The Assembly’s decision is final.
Article 20. A member of the Association may be suspended if he acts against or does not obey the acts of the association. Suspension decisions and Disciplinary Proceedings are made by the Disciplinary Commission or BOD.
Article 21. For the resolution of disputes / conflicts of interest, the Assembly appoints the Arbitration Council among the members of the association. The composition, the mandate and the modalities of decision of the council are regulated by the decree adopted by the Assembly.
Article 22. The organs of the association are: General Assembly; President; Vice president; Board of Directors; General secretary; Disciplinary Commission.
Article 23. The Assembly consists of one representative for each FULL MEMBER member of the Association, one country – one vote. The mandate of the representatives of the Assembly of the Association lasts seven (7) years and can be re-elected. The mandate of the subsequently elected representative will last until the duration of the mandate of the Assembly. The representative of the Assembly must be a member of the Association or Body he represents.
Article 24. The Assembly proposes the President, the Vice President and the Secretary General of the Association, the first elective seat is set for 14 December 2018, until that date the offices are prepared by the articles of association.
Article 25. The members of the Association whose representatives do not respond to the two sessions of the Assembly must be sent a written notice of non-fulfillment of the obligations assumed and the initiation of disciplinary proceedings.
Article 26. The Assembly can be regular, elective, extraordinary and solemn. The Assembly meets regularly once during the year, while the electoral session of the Assembly is held every seven (7) years. The meetings of the Assembly are convened by the President or the Vice-President of the Association on his own initiative. In the decision to convene the Assembly, the President / Vice-President determines the agenda of the session, as well as the day and place of the session. The president / vice president is required to convene a session of the Assembly, when requested by at least 2/3 of the members of the Assembly of the Association. In its request to convene the Assembly, the proposers are required to propose the agenda of the session. The chairman convenes the session according to the proposer’s proposed agenda, and if he does not convene within 15 days of submitting the request, the proposer will be convened (the decision should include the agenda, place and day of the session ).
Article 27. In case of expiration of the mandate to the organs of the Association, the Assembly of the Association convenes 2/3 of the effective members of the association who are registered in the list of members before the expiry of their mandate to the organs of the association.
Article 28. The Assemblies are chaired by the President of the Association. In the absence of the President, the Assembly is chaired by the Vice President or the Secretary General of the Association. A minutes of the Assembly are kept of the work of the session, signed by a recorder, which is permanently kept in the archives of the Association.
Article 29. The assembly is valid if the majority of all members of the Assembly are present and the decision is made by the majority of those present, if not the special majority was determined by the statute. In case of lack of quorum, the Assembly has reached the quorum after one hour it expires if 1/3 of the members of the Assembly are present at the session.
Article 30. Assembly:
– establishes the work policy of the Association,
– Draw up the work plan and adopt the financial plan for the next calendar year and report on the work for the previous calendar year,
– adopt an annual financial report,
– adopt other acts and decisions important for the work of the Association,
– decides on the change of objectives and activities and the conduct of economic activities,
– decides to enter alliances, communities, networks and other forms of association of associations,
– elect and reject the Association’s Board of Directors, with the exception of founders who are permanent.
– elect and dismiss the arbitral tribunal and issue a rule book on his work,
– provides guidelines for the work of the association,
– decides to exclude the members of the Association,
– decides on the termination of the association and the distribution of the remaining assets of the association,
– makes a decision on the creation of organizational forms,
– decides on other issues for which the statute does not determine the competence of other bodies of the association.
Article 31. Executive functions and other tasks determined by this Statute are carried out by the President of the Association. The President of the Association is elected by the General Assembly of the Association for a period of seven years (7).
Article 32. President:
– represents the Association,
– convenes the Assembly of the Association
– manages the work of the Assembly of the Association,
– manages the affairs of the association in accordance with the decisions of the Assembly,
– is responsible for submitting the proposal for the annual financial report to the Assembly,
– proposes a work program for the Assembly to be considered and accepted,
– deals with the implementation of the adopted work program and the implementation of the decisions of the Assembly of the Association,
– presents reports on the work of the Association to the Assembly of the Association,
– performs other activities in accordance with the law, statute and acts of the association.
– Has the right to sign protocols and then notify the Secretary General who will forward to all Members
– You can open current accounts, issue wire transfers and payments on behalf of the association.
Article 33. For his work, the President is responsible to the Assembly of the Association. The President submits an annual report on his work to the Assembly of the Association. The association also has a post of honorary president.
Article 34. In case of absence or impediment, the President is replaced by the Vice-President in all matters. The Vice-President of the Association is elected by the Assembly of the Association for a period of seven (7) years. The Association can have two Vice Presidents. The Vice President selects the Disciplinary Commission of the Association.
Article 35. The Board of Directors of the Association manages, determines and organizes the activities of the association in accordance with the Statute.
Article 36. Board of Directors is the highest governing body of the Association, which:
– establishes committees, commissions and working groups, and appoints their members,
– prepares the work plan and proposes it to the Assembly,
– accepts membership,
– convenes Annual meetings, Electoral and Extraordinary Assemblies.
– submits proposals to change the statute, it’s modifications and amendments,
– has right to change the address of the registered office,
– elects and dismisses individuals authorized to represent the association,
– appoints and dismisses the liquidator of the association,
– makes decisions on status changes (merging or splitting the association),
The members of the board of directors are elected by the Assembly. The Board of Directors is composed of the President, and the elected members from the ranks of the Assembly Members. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors is seven (7) years with the possibility to be re-elected. The founders remain Directors of the Association for life and cannot be fired. The founder can leave the Board of Directors after submitting notice of resignation.
Article 37. The session of the Board of Directors can call a meeting in which a minimum of 2 members are required. The place and time of the meeting are determined by the chairman or the secretary general. The Board of Directors can take decisions when the session is attended by at least three members (3) and the decision is taken by a majority of the members present.
Article 38. The General Secretary of the Association is elected by the Board of Directors for a period of seven (7) years for the execution of professional and administrative matters of the Association. The Secretary General of the Association maintains a register of members and manages the property of the Association under the supervision of the President, makes the activities of the Assembly of the Association known to the public, – presents a report of the ordinary session of the Assembly to the competent office which maintains the register of associations, draws up contracts and engages in legal actions in the name and on behalf of the association.
Article 39. For work in some areas of activity of the Association, the President or other executive body can be established by the permanent and occasional committees or other working bodies of the Association. By decision on the constitution of the commission or working bodies, their composition, tasks, the time for which they are established and the responsibility for the exercise of their functions are determined.
Article 40. The property of the Association consists of: the money that the association owns from membership fees, voluntary contributions and gifts; funds received by the association through the exercise of the activities that pursue the objectives, the carrying out of the activities, the financing programs and projects of the association from the state budget and the budget of the local and regional self-government units and funds and / or from from foreign sources; real estate and movable property of the Association; other property rights; The association may dispose of its assets exclusively for the achievement of the objectives and carrying out the activities provided for in the statute of the Association, in accordance with the law.
Article 41. Declaration of material on financial activity, The President of the Association informs the General Assembly on the work carried out and on the near future plan.
Article 42. The Association ceases to exist by a decision of the Assembly or in other cases provided for by law. In case of cessation of existence, on the basis of a decision of the Assembly, which decides on the termination of the association with a majority of 2/3 of the total members of the Assembly of the Association to whom to donate their assets .
Article 43. The Liquidator of the Association is the President. The Liquidator represents the association in the liquidation process and, upon opening the liquidation procedure, registers the association as a person authorized to represent the association until the liquidation process is completed and the association from the section register is terminated.
Article 44. The Statute of the Association is approved by the Assembly by a majority of the total number of members of the Assembly of the association after the hearing has been conducted.
Article 45. Interpretation of the provisions of this Statute is provided by the Assembly of the Association. Interpretation of other acts of the Association is given by the President of the Association.