GREEK SOCIETY OF EDUCATION HISTORIANS (G. S. E. H)
STATUTE OF THE GREEK SOCIETY OF EDUCATION HISTORIANS
ARTICLE 1o: FOUNDATION-COMPANY NAME-HEAD
The scientific corporation with the name “GREEK SOCIETYOF EDUCATION HISTORIANS” is founded having its head offices in Patras. The society’s seal is circular with the word “GREEK SOCIETY OF EDUCATION HISTORIANS” (G. S. E. H) inscribed on its periphery and the year of foundation, 2001, on its center.
ARTICLE 2o: AIMS-MEANS
The aims of the corporation and the means to realize them are the following:
1. To promote the scientific field of “History of Education” and the historical research.
2. To conduct and reinforce the research and the studies in the field of “History of Education”, as well as to boost international educational research in general.
3. The study and scientific analysis of problems according to Greek education, taking into advantage other countries’ educational experience and the conclusions of international educational research and studies in order to form alternative education policy suggestions.
4. To develop cooperation with international-relevant to the corporation-scientific establishments and societies, as well as to implement, in collaboration with them, research programs and conduct conferences, seminars and other scientific events.
5. To conduct seminars, symposiums and conferences on “History of Education” and historical research, mainly addressing to teachers as well as those that are interested in educational issues.
6. To publish a scientific journal as well as other novel scientific works relevant to the corporation’s aims.
ARTICLE 3o: MEMBERS
G. S. E. H has Founding, Regular, Corresponding and Honorary members
1. Founding members are those that have played leading part in the establishment of the corporation as well as have signed the initial statute
2. Regular members of the corporation can become: a. those holding a post at the University or a Technical School of Greece or Cyprus in the field of “History of Education” b. holders of doctorate diploma or other graduate diploma-at least of the level of MASTERS-that have conducted researches, studies or have published scientific work relevant to the field of “History of Education” c. scientists, having experience in the historical research, that are working or cooperating on educational issues at international organizations
ARTICLE 4o: REGISTRATION PROCESS OF REGULAR MEMBERS
Those that fulfill the conditions of the Article 5 above can register as members of the corporation after filing a written application to the corporation’s Administrative Council. The eligible members should submit- except from the application- a curriculum vitae that cites the member’s studies, diplomas and mainly the didactic author, research as well as other activities that are related to the “History of Education” and historical research. The corporation’s Administrative Council decides for or against each application and is committed to justify its decision within fifteen (15) days after submission of the application. In case of disposal, the eligible member has the right to make an appeal to the General Assembly within eight (8) days after the notification, having as evidence the dismissing decision of the majority of the Administrative Council’s members. The application is approved in case the eligible member do not receive any notification of disposal.
ARTICLE 5o: CORRESPONDING AND HONORARY MEMBERS
1. As Corresponding members of the corporation can be registered international scientists that fulfill the conditions of Article 3 above, and can contribute to the promotion of its aims. The Administrative Council decides on the registration of the Corresponding members after at least one of the corporation’s Regular members, with at least 2 years tenure, has recommended on them.
2. Honorary members of the corporation are elected Greek or foreign scientists, having important research activity in the field “History of Education” as well as international appearance and prestige, after at least three (3) members being in the corporation more than two years recommend on the eligible members.
3. Honorary and Corresponding members do not have any obligation to financially contribute to the corporation
ARTICLE 6o: THE MEMBERS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The corporation’s members have the following rights:
1. Founding members participate in the General Assemblies, vote for or against every issue, can elect the members of the Administration as well as be elected.
2. Regular members participate in the General Assemblies, vote for or against every issue, can elect the members of the Administration as well as be elected.
3. Corresponding members have the right to appear at the General Assemblies and express their opinion about issues that are on debate, without having the right to vote, to participate in the corporation’s activities as well as to elect or be elected.
4. Honorary members have the same rights with the Corresponding members.
5. All the members of the corporation have the right to participate in the congregations and other events.
6. The number of the corporation’s Regular members is infinite.
7. All the Regular members of the corporation are obliged to contribute a sum of
1000 dr or 2, 93 euros, and an annual subscription of the 5.000 dr or 14, 67 euros
8. In the long run, these amounts can be readjusted under the General Assembly’s decision, which is taken by the majority of members and after the Administrative Council’s recommendation.
9. All the members have the right withdraw from the corporation whenever they want. Resigned or erased members do not have the right to ask for the contributed sums.
10. All the members have the right to receive for free the journal that will be published by the corporation. They also have the right to undertake or participate in-along with the Administrative Council’s approval-researches that will be conducted under the supervision and funding of the corporation.
11. Founding and Regular members that have been registered at least two months before the elections, have the right to elect as well be elected. This condition does not apply for the first- after the statute’s approval- elections.
12. Members that have debt o their subscription do not have the right to participate in congregations, elections as well as to elect and be elected.
13. Regular members are obliged to work in order to promote the corporation’s aims. They should avoid any activity that conflicts these aims, participate in the Genera Assemblies, willingly and consciously carry out all the tasks that should be undertaken, abide by the Administrative Council’s and the General Assembly’s decisions, pay in time their subscriptions and comply with the statute’s terms.
ARTICLE 7o: MEMBERS’ ERASURE
Members can be erased by the registry after:
1. They have submitted a withdrawal application to the Administrative Council, after they have fulfilled all their outstanding obligations.
2. They have not carried out their financial obligations towards the Administrative Council for two (2) successive years. In case they contribute their debts reregistered.
3. They break the statute’s terms or do not comply with the corporation’s aims and interests or deter the Administration to achieve its goals.
4. In case of (1) and (2) the Administrative Council has the right to directly move on to erasure of the member. In case (3) the Administrative Council asks the member, with registered letter, to explain the reasons that lead them to erasure within ten (10) days from the letter’s reception. The member should apologize in front of the General Assembly. If the member does not appear they are erased without rationale. The erasure is decided by the Administrative Council and is confirmed by the first General Assembly, in front of which the decision should be taken. The decision is taken by the 3/4 majority of the present members. Until the decision is confirmed the member retains their rights, without having the right to vote for or against their own erasure.
ARTICLE 8o: THE CORPORATION’S MEMBERS
The administration and function bodies of the corporation are the following:
1. The General Assembly (G. A.)
2. The Administrative Council (A. C.)
3. The Audit Committee (Au. C.)
Apart from the above bodies, the Administrative Council has the right to construct smaller committees that will contribute to its work. The A. C also decides on the committees’ constitution, function and responsibilities.
ARTICLE 9o: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
1. The G.A consisting of the Founding and Regular members is the supreme administrative body, which decides on every case that is not allocated by the law or the present statute to another member.
2. The G. A congregates regularly once a year. Extra meetings are conducted at the request of the A. C, at the written request of the Au. C or of the 1/5 members that have fulfilled their financial obligations.
3. Extra meetings of the G.A are conducted at the applicant’s written request that mentions the issues that will be discussed. In this case the A.C is obliged to summon the G. A within ten (10) days from the submission of the relevant application.
4. The G. A elects every two (2) years the corporation’s A. C and the Au. C.
5. The regular G. A meets once a year on January-always Sunday. The issues that are compulsorily discussed are the budget, the A. C’s tasks, the financial report, the Au. C’s report and the A. C’s members release.
6. The G. A has the right to decide on every issue regarding the corporation or the items of the agenda. The G. A’s actions always comply with the present statute and the legislation.
7. The G. A’s decisions commit all the registered members, even those that are absent or disagree with the decisions taken.
8. The fulfillment of the members’ financial obligations is prerequisite for the member to participate in the G. A.
9. Every Founding and Regular member should appear personally and has the right of only one vote.
10. All the members of the corporation should receive an invitation so that the G. A can meet. The invitation is signed by the President and the General Secretary. The invitation mentions the date, year, time, place, the issues that will be discussed as well as a probable repetitive meeting, in case there is no quorum. The invitations should be sent to the post office at least fifteen (15) days before the meeting’s date. Furthermore, the invitation should be posted up at the corporation’s offices.
11. In case of an extra meeting of the G. A the invitations should be sent to the post office seven (7) days before the meeting.
12. The G. A has a quorum only if the half plus one of the corporation’s members (Founding and Regular)- having the right to participate-appear.
13. The G. A’s decisions are taken by the majority of the present members unless the terms of the present statute are different. Decisions not related to the issues mentioned on the invitation cannot be taken.
14. In case there is not a quorum, the G. A meets within fifteen (15) days-without a notice. Then a quorum is considered regardless the number of the present members.
15. In case the G. A wants to reform the statute’s terms or end the corporation half plus one of the members and the 3/4 majority of the G. A should be present.
16. Members vote by a show of hands. There is no voice vote.
17. In case a personal issue appears, the G. A decides secret voting-if asked.
18. The decisions about the election of the corporation’s members are taken by the majority
19. Before the discussion on the items of the agenda starts, the G. A- with open voting- elects the President that conducts the tasks and the Secretary responsible for the record.
20. The President and the General Secretary of the corporation can undertake the President’s and the Secretary’s task-after the G. A commitment.
21. Candidates for elections cannot undertake the tasks mentioned at the previous paragraph (20).
ARTICLE 10o: ELECTIONS
1. Forty (40) days after the approval of the present statute the first elections can be undertaken. The following elections can be undertaken after every two years, on January-always on Sunday.
2. The G. A elects the following administrative bodies: a. The A.C that consists of five (5) regular and two (2) alternate members b. The Au. C consists of three (3) regular and one (1) alternate member.
3. The G. A elects a Supervisory Committee-consisting of three members-that undertakes the elections. The members of the Supervisory Committee are elected after an open vote of the personal members. The members of the Supervisory Committee cannot be simultaneously candidates for the corporation’s bodies.
4. Members can be put up for the supreme corporation’s bodies until the beginning of the elections-and after they have submitted their application to the Supervisory Committee. The members that put up for the A. C cannot put up for the Au. C and vice versa.
5. The Supervisory Committee receives the members’ applications for the elections and announces the candidates’ list. The G. A decides on any objection that is raised.
6. The Supervisory Committee announce the candidates’ list along with the General Secretary and the Treasurer of the previous A. C.
7. The A. C checks whether the candidates can or cannot be elected and finally announces them.
8. Members that have the right to elect or be elected can be eligible.
9. Members that have undertaken any kind of task or had transactions with the corporation-during the previous two years- are deprived of the right to be elected (except from article 16).
10. The Founding and Regular members have the right to vote on condition that they haven’t been deprived of this right for any reason or haven’t got any outstanding debts towards the corporation.
11. The Supervisory Committee elects its President and its Secretary, forms the ballot, undertakes the elections, and writes a contract with the members that voted as well as the votes that every candidate took.
12. Decides on the objections that are raised by the candidates or the representatives. Objections can be raised all along the process of the elections.
13. The Supervisory Committee meets immediately after the voting, announces the results and writes the record.
14. The majority of the Supervisory Committee takes the decisions.
15. The A. C and the Au. C’s members are elected after secret voting. There is either one or separate ballots including the administration and function bodies. The A. C’s candidates are mentioned under the indication (CANDIDATES FOR THE A. C) while the Au. C’s candidates under the indication (CANDIDATES FOR THE Au. C). The Supervisory Committee is obliged to hand out the ballots, which are put in envelopes sealed by the President. The constituents sign the voters’ list and drop the envelope in the ballot box.
16. The constituents should have their ID card or any other public document that proves their identity unless the constituent is familiar to the majority of the Supervisory Committee.
17. Each ballot mentions alphabetically the candidates’ names while the constituents should put a cross (before or after) near the name of the candidate they opt.
18. The number of the crosses should be the same with the number of the eligible regular members.
19. The A. C consists of the first five candidates with the most votes while the next two (2) become alternate members of the A. C.
20. The Au. C consists of the first three (3) candidates with the most votes while the next one (1) becomes alternate member.
21. The ballot is considered invalid when: a. there is violation of the voting’s secrecy b. there has no cross c. there are more crosses than rightfully should be d. more than one ballot are found in the envelope.
ARTICLE 11o: ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL (A. C)
1. The A. C runs the corporation
2. The candidate that took the most votes summons the elected A. C (Regular members) while the President, the Vice-President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer are elected after secret voting.
3. In case of equality in votes between two or more members there is draw.
4. The A. C and the Au. C have a two-year tenure starting the day of the elections.
5. The candidate that took the most votes summons the A. C, which delivers to the new Administration the corporation’s keys, seals, registry and property. Both Administrations should sign for it.
6. If for any reason, the A. C has less than three members-which means there is not a quorum-and there are no alternate members, then immediately the rest of the A. C’s members announce General Assembly (with the legal deadline that early elections can be hold).
7. In case A. C members resign office they still remain as members at the A. C. If they quit from this last position the alternate member replaces them.
8. The A. C decides on every issue that is related to its aims, actions and function (except from the issues for which the G. A is responsible).
9. The A. C convenes regularly at least once a month and extra at the President’s or-at least- three members’ request (included the President or the Vice-President). If there is no quorum, the A. C convenes again.
10. Every member of the corporation has the right to appear at every meeting of the A. C –except the A. C decides the opposite-without having the right to vote.
11. Voting is always open (in personal cases voting is secret).
12. The decisions are taken by the majority of members. In case there is equality in vote the President’s opinion prevails. The A.C decisions are reconsidered at the G. A request.
13. The A.C’s members vote personally.
14. Members of the A. C that are absent from the meeting for three back-to-back meetings or five not back-to-back meetings lose their position and are replaced by alternate members (at the A. C request).
15. The membership of the A. C is honorary and unpaid.
16. Members that have been deprived of political rights cannot be elected their (as well as during the time the deprivation lasts).
17. Members of the Administration are do not have the right to be paid or contract with the corporation for additional pay (except the cases mentioned in th Article 16).
ARTICLE 12o: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE A. C
The President of the A. C:
1. Represents the corporation in its relations with legal, administrative or other authorities as well as in every kind of relation, in general.
2. Signs the regular or extra meetings of the A. C.
3. Summons the regular or extra meetings of the A. C.
4. Summons-after the A.C’s decision- the General Assembly of the corporation.
5. Presides over the A. C ‘s meetings, administers over the discussions, calls upon the members to speak or not, restores order if needed, as well as opens the meetings or declares a meeting closed.
6. Attends to the fulfillment of the A. C’s and the G. A’s decisions.
7. Supervises the observance of the corporation’s statute (in case of infringement by members of the A. C).
8. Gives order to the Treasurer for the payment of the corporation’s needs-no decision by the A.C needed. The President is obliged to bring the outlay at the first meeting.
9. Signs-along with the Secretary-every document that comes in or out of the corporation as well as the pay orders that have been signed by the Treasurer and the General Secretary.
10. Receives-after the Treasurer- every amount related to the corporation and signs the relevant acquittances.
11. Signs-after the Treasurer- the cheques that are written out for the corporation needs.
The Vice-president of the A. C:
1. Substitutes the President of the A. C and undertakes his tasks in case the latter is unable to do so temporarily.
2. Undertakes tasks and responsibilities in order to help the President of the A. C.
The General Secretary of the A. C:
1. Is responsible for the correspondence, signing every document coming in or out of the corporation along with the President.
2. Signs-along with the President- the A. C’s and G. A’s records supervising the specific rendering.
3. Signs-after the President and the Treasurer- pay orders.
4. Keeps safe the corporation’s files and seal.
5. Supervises over the statute’s observance informing the President of any infringements.
The Treasurer of the A. C:
1. Is responsible for receiving the corporation’s payments making out the relative receipts-signed by himself and the President. These amounts of money, which should not be more than 30.000 dr or 88euros-max amount-are, put in savings account of an acknowledged Bank, chosen by the A. C.
2. Signs any pay order of the corporation along with the President.
3. Has the legal account books, vouchers and informs the A. C about the economic situation of the corporation.
4. Signs-along with the President- the necessary cheques for the payment of the corporation’s responsibilities as well as the orders for money withdrawal of the Bank.
5. Informs the A. C of the estimate plan and submits the report.
ARTICLE 13o: THE AUDIT COMMITTEE (Au. C)
1. The Audit Committee (Au. C) consists of three (3) members and supervises over the corporation’s handling of money. For this reason, the A. C’s President is obliged to give all the documents that will help the Committee to its work.
2. The Au. C is obliged to report the A. C’s economic acts during the last year, ten (10) days before the annual regular G. A. The Committee submits a copy of the report to the President of the A. C five (5) days before the annual regular G. A. The report is read by the Au. C in the General Assembly.
3. The President of the Au. C is the member that took most of the votes. Alternatively, the President is chosen by lot.
4. In case of report or elections of the G. A, the Au. C is obliged to supervise on the economic acts of the A. C during its tenure and submit a report. The report is read by the Committee’s President in the G. A. After this, the Au. C decides to release or not the A. C’s members.
ARTICLE 14o: BOOKS AND DATA
The corporation is obliged to have the following books and data:
1. A Book with the register of the members. In this book the members’ full names, addresses, telephone numbers as well as their registration date are mentioned.
2. A Book with the records of the General Assembly meetings. In this book the discussions, suggestions and decisions of the G. A are clearly mentioned.
3. A Book with the records of the A. C’s meetings. In this book the discussions, suggestions and decisions of the A. C are clearly mentioned.
4. A Book with the records of the Au. C’s meetings. In this book the discussions, suggestions and decisions of the Au. C are clearly mentioned.
5. A Book with the register of the Honorary and Corresponding members as well as of the Donors and Benefactors.
6. A register book (of income and expenditure).
7. Protocol of documents that come in and out of the corporation.
8. A proceeds-block.
9. A pay-order block.
10. A Book mentioning the corporation’s property.
All these Books and data are numbered, sealed and initialized by the President of the A. C, before use. Their last page is certified by the President and General Secretary of the A. C as well as by the administrative official or other authority –if needed.
ARTICLE 15o: BENEFACTORS-DONORS
The A. C announces donors of the corporation, single physical or legal entities that offer amounts from 500.000 dr or 1.467,35 euros to 1.000.000 dr or 2.934,7 euros cash or not. These offering bigger amounts are announced benefactors of the corporation.
ARTICLE 16o: FUNDING OF THE RESEARCHES-TRANSLATIONS-PUBLICATIONS
1. Scientific researches, book translations or publications of scientific reports, related to the field of “History of Education” and historical research, can be funded if the corporation’s economic situation enables it.
2. Originality and the scientific content are prerequisite for the funding.
3. The A. C decides on funding after the recommendation of a special committee consisting of the most experienced members.
4. Members interested in the funding of translations and scientific researches’ publications should submit an application to the A. C as well as a copy of the translation or the report, which are sent on a special committee. The interested member is informed by A. C’s decision within two (2) months of the above copy’s submission.
5. A detailed plan of the research should be submitted along with the application of the interested member so that the research could be funded. Researches that are related to the “History of Education” and historical research in general, as well as Greek education take precedence.
6. A contract is signed by the interested member(s) and the A. C’s President. The contract sets the funding’s terms, members’ obligations as well as the sanctions in case of infringements.
7. Regular members take precedence for funding. Corresponding members and, finally, non-members follow.
8. All the corporation’s publications have the corporation’s name and the book series inscribed on them. The series are decided by the A. C.
ARTICLE 17o: THE CORPORATION’S INCOME
The corporation’s income comes from:
1. The members’ register right and their annual subscriptions.
2. The members’ and other physical or legal entities’ donations.
3. State subsidies.
4. The yield of the journal’s publication or other publications.
5. The income from the conferences, seminars or other events of the corporation.
6. Income that comes from the estate’s interests.
7. Any other legal income.
ARTICLE 18o: JOURNAL PUBLICATION
The corporation has the right to publish a scientific journal. The editorial staff decides on the publishment of scientific articles written by Greek or foreign writers in Greek or any other language.
ARTICLE 19o: STATUTE MODIFICATION-BREAKING UP
1. The G. A on the present statute’s modification or the breaking up of the corporation. The G. A should have a quorum of half plus one of the members and a ¾ majority of the present.
2. In case the corporation breaks up, the G. A decides on the corporation’s property.
The present statute consists of 20 articles. It is discussed and approved by all the Founding members of the corporation that sign below. The statute will be submitted to the Patras’ First Court and will apply after its record to the corporation’s public books.
Patra, 29 September 2001
THE FOUNDING MEMBERS
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