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STATUTE

In accordance with the provisions of the Article 11 and 12 of the Law on Associations (RS Official Gazette, No. 51/09), the regular annual Assembly held on 20 June 2018 in Belgrade has passed the amended

 

S T A T U T E

of the National Avant-garde ASSOCIATION

 

The area of accomplishment of the objectives

Article 1

– The National Avant-gardeassociation (hereinafter referred to as the Association) is a non-governmental and non-profit association, founded for an indefinite period of time in order to accomplish objectives in the areas of the promotion of civic and national culture and values, social development and solidarity among the Serbs.  

 

Objectives of the Association

Article 2

– The Association shall have the following objectives:

  • To create and develop a new national and civic social thought. This thought shall be based on merging progressive ideas with the tradition of the Serbian nation;
  • To form a wide-ranging social movement in terms of the system of ideas and objectives, first in Belgrade and Novi Sad and then the rest of Serbia;
  • To develop the social capital of the citizens of Serbia who share the Association’s ideas;
  • To affirm the anti-fascist traditions of the Serbian nation;
  • To develop the citizens’ (geo) political sense of the Serbian nation belonging to the Judeo-Christian and European civilization.

 

 

 

 

Article 3

  In order to accomplish its objectives, the Association shall:

  • Collect and study scientific and professional literature on all relevant areas of the social sphere,
  • Organize and bring together experts from the areas relevant for accomplishing the Association’s objectives,
  • Organize scientific meetings, round-tables, forums, seminars, workshops and other forms of education and activism in the areas referred to in Item 1 hereof,independently or in cooperation with other individuals and/or associations,
  • Publish books and other publications in the stated areas, in accordance with the law;
  • Organize experts in order to educate citizens, especially the youth, on the abovementioned areas of the Association’s operations;
  • Promote good practice in the abovementioned areas of the Association,
  • Organize various humanitarian activities in order to provide help for the less fortunate ones,
  • Organize various activities whose aim is to encourage cooperation between individuals and other associations with the same or similar objectives of operation,
  • Cooperate with universities, schools, professional associations and other organizations in the country and abroad which have the same or similar scope of operations.

 

The name and the head office

Article 4

– The name of the Association shall be: the National Avant-garde;

– The head office of the Association shall be in Belgrade;

– The Association shall operate on the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

– The Association shall have a branch whose head office shall be in Novi Sad.

 

 

 

 

The terms of membership and the termination of membership

Article 5

– Any citizen of the Republic of Serbia who accepts the objectives and the Statute of the Association and submits a membership application to the Council of the Association is eligible to become a member of the Association.

Article 6

– The Council shall make a decision on admission to membership, at the earliest possible time, after which it shall inform the applicant;

– Any member may resign membership in a written notice addressed to the Council;

– The membership shall cease in the event of a longer period of inactivity of the member, acting contrary to the Statute, the rulebook or the programme of the Association, as well as tarnishing the reputation of the Association;

– The Council shall make the decision on membership termination and inform the member about the decision.

 

Rights, duties and responsibilities of members

Article 7

– Any member of the Association shall have the right:

  • To take part in the Association’s operations with the other members;
  • To take part in the decision-making through bodies of the Association;
  • To elect and be elected to the bodies of the Association;
  • To be timely informed about the operations and activities of the Association.

– Any member shall be obliged:

  • To actively contribute towards the objectives of the Association;
  • To participate, in accordance with their interests, in the Association’s operations;
  • To pay the membership fee;
  • To abide by the legal order of the Association and the discipline prescribed by the Association’s bodies;
  • To perform other activities entrusted to them by the High Council, the Council and the Assembly.

 

The internal organization

Article 8

– The bodies of the Association shall be the Assembly, the Council, the High Council and the Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde.

– The bodies of the Association shall also be the Boards formed by the Council in accordance with the rulebook.

The Assembly

Article 9

– All members of the Association shall be a part of the Council of the Association;

– The Assembly shall be in regular session once a year. A special session may be convened twice a year at the request of the Council or one third of the members of the Assembly which must be submitted to the Council in written form with a proposed agenda attached;

– The Council shall convene a session of the Assembly in a decree in written form containing the time and place of the Assembly and the proposed agenda;

– The current chairperson of the Council shall preside over the session of the Assembly;

– The Assembly shall:

  • Pass the Statute, as well as the amendments of the Statute on the basis of a decree and a prearranged proposal of the Council;
  • Elect the members of the Council, at the proposal of the Council;
  • Discuss and accept the financial plan and report;
  • Decide on the status changes and the dissolution of the Association, on the initiative of the Council;
  • Decide on joining alliances and other associations in the country and abroad.

– The Assembly shall have full rights to make decisions if at least two thirds of the members are present at the session in question;

– The Assembly shall make decisions by majority vote of all the members of the Assembly;

– Decisions on amendments of the Statute, status changes and dissolution of the Association shall require a two-thirds majority of all the members of the Assembly.

 

 

The Council

Article 10

– The Council shall be a collegial body;

– The Council shall be the administrative and the executive body of the Association which is responsible for accomplishing the objectives of the Association laid down by the Statute;

– The Council shall be the highest body of the Association in between two sessions of the Assembly;

– The Council shall be the highest body in the Association at the time of its session;

– The mandate of each member of the Council shall last until the Assembly dismisses them;

– The Council shall elect the Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde from the ranks of the High Council.

 

Article 11

– The Council shall:

  • Govern the Association in between two sessions of the Assembly,
  • Elect and dismiss the members of the High Council,
  • Annul decisions of the High Council made in order to accomplish the objectives of the Association,
  • Adopt the rulebooks of the Association with a decree, at the proposal of the High Council,
  • Interpret the Statute of the Association,
  • Control the financial operations of the Association,
  • Devise long-term and medium-term plans for the Association’s activities,
  • Establish and elect members of Boards,
  • Endorse initiatives and proposals for the amendments of the Statute, proposed by the High Council and submitted for a review and approval by the Assembly,
  • Endorse initiatives for status changes and the dissolution of the Association, proposed by the High Council and submitted for a review and approval by the Assembly,
  • Dissolve the High Council,
  • Decide on other issues which are not under the jurisdiction of other bodies of the Association pursuant to the law or the Statute.

– The Council shall have full rights to make decisions if at least two-thirds majority of the members of the Council is present at the session;

– The Council shall make decisions by majority vote of all the members of the Council;

– Each member of the Council shall preside over the sessions of the Council, alternating cyclically for each session in alphabetical order;

– The Council shall not have more than 13 members.

The High Council

Article 12

– The High Council shall be a collegial body;

– The High Council shall be the administrative and the executive body of the Association which is responsible for accomplishing the objectives of the Association laid down by the Statute;

– The High Council shall be the highest body of the Association in between two sessions of the Council;

– The mandate of each member of the High Council shall last until the Council dismisses them.

Article 13

– The High Council shall:

  • Govern the Association in between two sessions of the Council,
  • Make decisions in order to accomplish the objectives of the Association, which can be annulled by a Council’s decree,
  • Propose rulebooks for the Association to the Council of the National Avant-garde,
  • Conduct the financial operations of the Association,
  • Devise long-term and medium-term plans for the Association’s activities,
  • Start initiatives and proposals for the amendments of the Statute which shall be submitted for a review and approval by the Council,
  • Start initiatives for status changes and the dissolution of the Association which shall be submitted for a review and approval by the Council.

 

– The High Council shall always be in session in between two sessions of the Council;

– The High Council shall make decisions by unanimous vote;

– Individual members shall preside over the High Council in between two sessions of the Council, alternating cyclically in alphabetical order;

– The High Council shall have an imperative mandate granted by a decree of the Council.

 

The boards

Article 14

 

  • Boards shall be permanent and ad hocbodies of the Association;
  • Territorial boards shall be permanent and Professional boards shall be ad hocbodies of the Association;
  • The boards shall be established by a Council’s decree;
  • The number of members, mandates and modus operandi shall be determined by a Council’s decree;
  • The boards shall perform tasks appointed to them by a Council’s decree, within their jurisdiction.

 

Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde

Article 15

 

  • Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde shall represent the Association in financial transactions and have the rights and the duties of a financial principal;
  • Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde shall be elected by a Council’s decree, for a period of time determined by the same decree;
  • The Council shall elect Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde from the ranks of the members of the High Council;
  • Attorney-in-Fact of the Avant-garde shall have an imperative mandate granted by a decree of the Council.

 

The transparency of activities

Article 16

 

  • The Association’s activities shall be public;
  • The sessions of the Council shall not be open to the public unless the Council decides otherwise;
  • The sessions of the Assembly shall not be open to the public unless the Assembly decides otherwise;
  • The Council shall ensure that the members and the public are regularly informed about the operations and the activities of the Association, either directly or through internal publications, through press releases or in another appropriate manner;
  • The annual report and accounts of the Association’s activities shall be submitted to the members at the Assembly session.

 

Article 17

 

  • In order to accomplish its objectives, the Association shall establish contacts and cooperate with other associations and organizations in the country and abroad.
  • The Association may join international associations, which shall be decided on by the Assembly.

 

The procedure of acquiring funds for accomplishing objectives and the funds management

Article 18

 

  • The Association shall acquire funds through membership fees, voluntary contributions, donations, presents, financial subsidies and other ways permitted by the law.

The dissolution of the Association

Article 19

 

  • The Association shall cease operations by a decree of the Assembly, when the conditions for the accomplishment of objectives of the Association no longer exist as well as in other situations prescribed by the law.

 

 

The property management in the event of dissolution of the Association

Article 20

 

  • In the event of the dissolution, the property of the Association shall be distributed to a domestic non-profit legal entity established in order to accomplish the same or similar objectives, i.e. the Assembly shall determine who the property shall be distributed to by a decree on dissolution and in accordance with the law.

 

 

The appearance and the content of the stamp

Article 21

 

  • The Association shall have a square-shaped stamp with the drawing of a Hoplite helmet and НАЦИОНАЛНА АВАНГАРДА (the National Avant-garde) written in a book.

 

Article 22

 

  • The provisions of the Law on Association shall directly apply to all the issues not regulated by this Statute.

 

Article 23

 

  • This Statute shall enter into force on the date of its passing at the Founding Assembly of the Association.