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. While in correspondence abroad and with the various meetings with members, the language in use is English (also on website) or, if necessary, another language. In internal communications (ITALY) the official language is Italian, 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 primary objectives, in organizing dance events, are: The EUROPEAN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP & EUROPEAN DANCE TOUR, EUROPEAN OPEN and similar titles, Based on the intellectual properties registered by the association. The behavioral rules of the members, the appointment and recognition of the judges, in the aforementioned titles, will be published on the official website in the appropriate Rules section.

Article 10. To achieve its goals, the Association may join other associations and organizations having the same or other interests or accept affiliations from other organizations having the same purposes. Even from other continents.

Article 11. The activity of the Association is public. The publicity of the Association’s activities is carried out according to the methods established by the Statute; the timely and truthful communication to the members of the Association on the occasion of important events through the provision of written material 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 can issue its own publication in compliance with the rules on public information.

Article 12. EDO is an organization of associations, federations, bodies, companies, and only a European national representation can be recognised. Must be in possession of the statute, deed of incorporation and VAT number issued by a national public body. The Board of Directors can ask the member to send the documents even later, to update the database. EDO can also accept individual members, without voting rights in general assemble, who can support events promoted and organized by EDO to achieve the purposes of the statute. Individual members (Supporting Members) will be able to register as EDO members simply at the same time and from the same platform as the event they want to participate in. Individual members do not have the right to vote in the assembly, as they are support members.

Article 13. The members of the association can be:

– Full Member (Voting Right), after 3 months from the application form,

– Observer (Right of Presence), after 2 months from the application for admission,

– Introductory (for the first 1 months from the application form).

The Founding Members (FULL Members) are: Italy (Italian Dance Federation, Representative Cuono Romano), Portugal (Associacao Portughesa de Professores de Danca de Salao Internacional, Representative Luisa Freitas), Croatia (Plesni Klub Bolero, Representative Marko Ciboci). At the first Council meeting on 12.14.2018, all members who will be accepted by the Board of Directors will be recognized exclusively as Effective Members.

Article 14. To be a member of the Association, it is necessary to apply to the Association by mail or appear in recorded online meeting, which will check the availability of the nation concerned, and if not represented by another association or body will be subject to acceptance . The list of members is managed manually in the Register of members and must contain information relating to the registered name of the association or entity, VAT number (VAT number), date of birth of the legal representative, residential address, telephone number, date of constitution, category to which it belongs. The list of members is always available to all members and competent bodies upon their request. The General Table of EDO members is also online on the website.

Article 15. To become a member of EDO it is necessary to present:

– a duly completed application form on the website or request to the Secretary General in attendance at an online meeting,

– a copy of the Statute of the Association and the Certificate to be sent within 1 week if the application was in advance and registered,

– a copy of the resolution on entry in the Register of the competent state administration body, to be sent within 1 week if the application was in advance and registered,

– a duly completed form of the declaration of acceptance of all acts of the association, to be sent within 1 week if the application was in advance and registered,

Article 16. The membership fee to EDO is €0.00, the other fee for any project is determined by the first general assembly of December 14, 2018 and may change in the future, under observation of the collaboration of other organizations with the same objectives and democratic development.

Article 17. The rights, obligations and responsibilities of full members are:

– engage in community activities,

– participation in the management of the affairs of the association,

– safeguard and enhance the reputation of the association,

– the conservation of material assets and the fulfillment of the obligations assumed,

– The membership fee, if it has been decided,

– participation in the work of the Assembly and in other activities of the Association,

– election and revocation 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.

Art. 18. The Association can enroll the following figures in its register: dancers; Dance judges; dance teachers; Delegates; Mentor, A representative to the Assembly and request a storage management fee.

Art. 19. Membership of the Association ceases: voluntarily, by communication to the Secretary General or by exclusion, by means of 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 deliberates the exclusion of a member of the association. The excluded member has the right within 15 days, starting from the delivery date of the resolution, to lodge a complaint with the Association’s Assembly. The Assembly is required to decide on the appeal within 30 days, starting from the date of the appeal. The decision of the Assembly is final.

Article 20. A member of the Association can be suspended if he acts against or does not obey the acts of the Association. Suspension decisions and Disciplinary Proceedings are adopted by the Disciplinary Commission or by the BoD.

Article 21. For the resolution of disputes/conflicts of interest, the Assembly appoints 1 member among the members of the association. The composition, mandate and methods of deliberation of the board are regulated by decree adopted by the assembly.

Article 22. The organs of the Association are: the General Assembly; President; Vice president; Board of Directors; General secretary; Disciplinary Commission (appointed by the BoD).

Article 23. The Assembly consists of one representative for each ACTIVE member of the Association, one country – one vote. The mandate of the representatives of the Assembly of the Association lasts seven (7) years and they are eligible for re-election. The mandate of the subsequently elected representative will last for the duration of the mandate of the Assembly. The representative of the Assembly must be a member of the Association or Body that he represents.

Art. 24. The Assembly proposes the President, the Vice President and the Secretary General of the Association, the first elective seat is set for December 14, 2018, until that date the offices are established by the statute. For important reasons, the Assembly of the Elected can take place 6 months before or after the end of the mandate.

Art. 25. Members of the Association whose representatives do not respond to the two sessions of the Assembly must be sent a written notification of non-fulfilment of the obligations assumed and the initiation of the disciplinary procedure. The President can declare an end to the membership status when a member misses more than 3 official meetings.

Article 26. The Assembly can be ordinary, elective, extraordinary and solemn. The Assembly meets regularly once during the year, while the Assembly’s electoral session is held every seven (7) years. The meetings of the Assembly are convened by the President or Vice-President of the Association on his own initiative. In the decision to convene the Assembly, the President/Vice-President determines the agenda for 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 at least 2/3 of the members of the Assembly of the Association request it. In the request to convene the Assembly, the proposers are required to propose the agenda for the session. The chairman convenes the session according to the agenda proposed by the proposer, and if it does not meet within 15 days of submitting the request, the proposer will be convened (the decision should include the agenda, place and day of the session ).

Art. 27. In the event of expiry of the mandate to the bodies 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 bodies 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 by the Secretary General of the Association. Of the proceedings of the session, a record of the Assembly is kept, signed by a record, which is permanently kept in the archives of the Association.

Article 29. The assembly is valid if the majority of all the members of the Assembly are present and the resolution is taken by the majority of those present, otherwise the special majority has been determined by the statute. In case of lack of quorum, the Assembly has reached the quorum after one hour and lapses if 1/3 of the members of the Assembly are present at the meeting.

Article 30. Assembly:

– establishes the work policy of the Association,

– Draw up the work plan and adopt the financial plan for the following calendar year and report on the work of 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 into alliances, communities, networks and other forms of association of associations,

– elect and revoke the Board of Directors of the Association, with the exception of the founders on an open-ended basis. Founders can only leave by resignation.

– if necessary, elect and dismiss the arbitral tribunal and issue regulations on its work

– provides guidelines for the work of the association,

– decides to exclude the members of the Association,

– resolves on the dissolution of the association and on the distribution of the remaining assets of the association,

– makes a decision on the creation of organizational forms,

– decides on other matters for which the statute does not determine the competence of other organs of the association.

Article 31. The 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,

– convene 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 presenting the proposed annual financial report to the Assembly,

– proposes to the Assembly a work program 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 activity of the Association to the Assembly of the Association,

– carries out other activities in accordance with the law, the articles of association and the acts of the association.

– Has the right to sign contracts or protocols and then transmit them to all members

– You can open current accounts, issue wire transfers and payments on behalf of the association.

– can take important decisions if there is no time to convene an urgent meeting, keeping the Vice-President and the BoD informed.

– Can open chats for communications with members and communications of upcoming Assemblies. and are to be considered official in the same way as correspondence.
The readings of the messages and the successful receipt are also to be considered official.

– Can convene an unlimited number of Assemblies, minimum 1 per year.

– May appoint Honorary Members, both EDO members and supporters.

– In rare cases, force majeure, security of the association, urgent provisions, the president can deliberate on behalf of the Assembly, subject to the favorable (written) opinion of the Vice-president (1) and the Secretary General. In any case, he will then have to express the reasons for the next Assembly.

Article 33. The President is responsible to the Assembly of the Association for his actions. The President annually presents a report on the activity carried out to the Assembly of the Association. The association also has the position of honorary president (for the former president)

Article 34. In the event of absence or impediment, the President is replaced entirely by the Vice-President. 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 appoints, if necessary, the Disciplinary Commission of the Association.

Article 35. The Executive Council of the Association directs, determines and organizes the activity of the Association in accordance with the Statute.

Article 36. The 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,

– accept membership,

– convenes Annual, Electoral and Extraordinary Assemblies.

– presents proposals for the modification of the statute, its modifications and amendments,

– has the right to change the address of the registered office,

– elects and dismisses the persons authorized to represent the association,

– appoints and dismisses the liquidator of the association,

– makes decisions on status changes (merger or split of the association),

The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the Assembly. The Board of Directors is made up of the President and the members elected from the ranks of the Members of the Assembly. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors is seven (7) years with the possibility of re-election. The founders remain Directors of the Association for life and cannot be dismissed. The founder can leave the Board of Directors subject to presentation of resignation.

Article 37. The meeting of the Board of Directors can convene an assembly in which a minimum of 2 members are required. The place and time of the meeting are determined by the president or the general secretary. The Board of Directors can deliberate when at least three members (3) participate in the session and the decision is taken by the majority of those present.

Article 38. The Secretary General of the Association is elected by the Board of Directors for a period of seven (7) years to carry out the professional and administrative affairs of the Association. informs the public of the activities of the Assembly of the Association, – presents the minutes of the ordinary session of the Assembly to the competent office which keeps the register of the associations.

Article 39. To operate in some sectors of the Association’s activity, the President or other governing body may be constituted by the permanent and occasional commissions or by other working bodies of the Association. By decision on the establishment of the commission or working bodies, their composition, tasks, the time for which they are established and responsibility for the performance of their duties are determined.

Art. 40. The assets of the Association consist of: the money that the Association possesses from membership fees, voluntary contributions and gifts; funds received by the association through the exercise of activities pursuing the purposes, the carrying out of activities, the financing of programs and projects of the association from the state budget and from the budget of local and regional autonomies and funds and / or from foreign sources ; real estate and movable assets of the Association; other property rights; The Association may dispose of its assets exclusively for the achievement of the purposes and the carrying out of the activities foreseen by the Association’s statute, in accordance with the law.

Article 41. Statement of material on financial activity, The President of the Association informs the General Assembly about the work done and the program for the near future.

Article 42. The Association ceases to exist by resolution of the Assembly or in the other cases provided for by law. In case of cessation of existence, on the basis of a resolution of the Assembly, which resolves the dissolution of the association with the majority of 2/3 of the total members of the Assembly of the Association to which to devolve its assets.

Article 43. The Liquidator of the Association is the President. The Liquidator represents the association in the liquidation process and, upon initiation of the liquidation procedure, registers the association as a person authorized to represent the association until the completion of the liquidation process and the extinction of the association from the section register .

Article 44. The Statute of the Association is approved by the majority of the total number of members of the Assembly of the Association, after the hearing. All members can view the updated bylaws online at the website and accept all new rules online.

Art. 45. The interpretation of the provisions of the present Statute is taken care of by the Assembly of the Association. The interpretation of the other acts of the Association is given by the President of the Association.

Art. 46. The assembly of 14.12.2018, expressed itself in favor of the acceptance in EDO of nations of EUROASIA, in particular of Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Geaogia, Azerbaijan, while for other requests will be taken into consideration by the President, who may accept a new member of a nation not listed above from the EUROASIA area, with the favorable opinion of the Vice-President, and Secretary General.

Art. 47. The assembly of 14.12.2018, expressed itself in favor of the acceptance in EDO of nations of EUROASIA, in particular of Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Geaogia, Azerbaijan, while for other requests will be taken into consideration by the President, who may accept a new member of a nation not listed above from the EUROASIA area, with the favorable opinion of the Vice-President, and Secretary General.