Name and Domicile
The Name of the Association is: European Society
for Applied Physical Chemistry, with the short form
The Registered Office of the Society in
Local branches of the Associations may be formed.
The European Society for Applied Physical Chemistry pursues aims solely
and directly of public interest. The Society restricts its activities to scientific exploitation.
No economic gains will be pursued.
The purpose of the Society is:
scientific and technological perceptions in the fields of Applied
Physical Chemistry, as well as
- the promotion of education and formation.
- The aim of the Society will be achieved in particular by
- the realisation of scientific meetings and conferences
- the organisation of seminars, courses, and workshops.
- The Society represents no special interests and is non-profit making.
Funds of the Society may only be used for purposes as laid down in the Statutes.
The members do not receive any donations.
Nobody should be favoured through expenses, which are not related to
to the aims of the Society, or through disproportionate compensations.
The business year coincides with the calendar
Only personal membership is existing.
Acquisition and Loss of Membership
- Membership is voluntary and is open to
scientists and researchers who are interested in the aims of the
- Membership ends:
at the end of the business year, on receipt of resignation, notice
having been given three months in advance of this date.
with suspension of membership by the board of directors, due to
the membership fee not having been paid despite repeated
reminders, or due to the Society's interests having been
contravened. A suspended member has the right to appeal to the
general assembly, where the decision is final.
The Rights and Responsibilities of
The results of research projects that have been
carried out in co-operation within bodies of the Society are to be published and made available to the members.
The responsibilities of the Society to the members is limited to
the announcement of the publications of the Society concerning
the research results in their fields of activity and work.
All members are under obligation to pay a
The capital raised by members and state
authorities as well as by scientific activities
shall be used only for the purposes of the Society.
The costs incurred by the Society will be covered by the membership fee, by donations received and by benefits from scientific activities. The assets of the Society are also a guarantee for deficits caused by scientific activities.
Exclusively the Society’s assets cover the liability for all obligations of the Society. A member's personal liability is impossible
In case the Society is dissolved or in case of a cessation of the hitherto existing aims, all assets accrued will be transferred to the “Deutsche Bunsen-Geselschaft für Physikalische Chemie, Frankfurt am Main” or to another organization with similar aims.
Executives within the Society
The executives within the Society
a) the board of directors
b) the general assembly of members
c) the audit commission
The Board of Directors
The board of directors comprises a
minimum of eleven and a maximum of seventeen members. They are
voted for by the general assembly of members. The positions of the
members of the board of directors is given by the general
The board will consist of the
a) the president
b) two vice-presidents
c) secretary general / treasurer
d) 7 - 13 members
The board of directors will form
an executive committee comprising the president, the two
vice-presidents and the secretary general.
The appointment to the board of
directors shall last for a period of three years. Re-elections
are possible. Should resignation take place before the
termination of their period of office, a successor will take the
The board of directors determines who is authorised to sign and their manner of signature.
Expenses related to the
activities of the Society may be covered at the discretion by
The current board of directors
remains in office after the expiry of its period of office until
new or re-elections have taken place.
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The board of directors heads the
Society and promotes its aims. It is bound by all resolutions
passed by the general assembly. It is permitted to make decisions
in individual cases covering sums up to 10,000.- Euro. Payment of
sums in excess of this amount may only be made with the previous
agreement of the general assembly. This agreement can be given in
writing when urgent matters arise.
The board of directors must pass
a) suspensions of members
b) other awards and honours
The executive committee conducts
the operational business. Appropriate motions to the executive committee can be presented by members of the board of directors and also by the general assembly.
The board of directors is in
quorum, if five of its members are present. Resolutions can be
passed with a majority of votes from members present. The
president has the casting vote should a tied vote occur.
A resolution may be passed in
writing as long as no member demands a discussion and as long as a
majority of all members of the board are in agreement with the
resolution in question. Minutes are to be taken of every meeting.
The annual general assembly (the meeting of all
members) is called by the board and convenes normally once a year. The
invitation to the general assembly must be sent out at least four
weeks in advance of the date of the meeting, in writing, and a
complete agenda must be enclosed. No resolution can be passed on
agenda points that were not included with the invitation unless a
request is made for the convening of a further general assembly.
As an exeption, the general assembly must not convene during a yeasr with no scientific activities.
Requests for a change in the statutes must be
sent, verbatim, to the members with the invitation.
An extraordinary general assembly can be called
in the same manner as a normal one, at the request of the control
commission or at the request of at least 10 members.
The general assembly is the legislative body of
the Society. It is entitled to the following, non-transferable
a) the approval of the report covering the
previous business year
b) the approval of the balance for the previous
business year and of the planned budget for the current year, as
well as the discharge of the activities of the board of directors,
the management and the control commission
c) the election of the board of directors and
the members of the
d) the determination of the annual fees
e) the passing of a resolution concerning the
membership of the
eurostar-science in an organization with
f) appeal against the suspension of a member
g) changing the statutes and dissolving the
The general assembly will be chaired by the
president or his representative.
The general assembly is in quorum and able to
vote regardless of the number of members present. They pass
their resolutions according to the majority vote of the members
present. The chairman has the casting vote in the case of a tied
vote for a resolution. Tied elections are decided by drawing
Every member has one vote. No representation is
permitted. As far as resolutions are concerned regarding the
approval of the activities of the board of directors, the
management and the control commission, no members of these
executives are permitted to vote.
The Audit Commission
Three members of the Society form the audit commission; one of these members serves as a substitute member. They are voted for by the general assembly. Re‑elections are possible.
The members of the audit commission are
responsible for the control of the balance of the Society. They
must report to the general assembly in writing.
Minutes of the Meetings
Minutes must be taken of every
meeting of the board of directors and of every meeting of the
member's assembly. The chairman designates the secretary. The minutes
are to be signed by the chairman and the secretary. The minutes will
be taken and filed in German. An English edition must be drafted in
due form for the members.
Change in the Statutes and Dissolving the Society
Resolutions concerning a change in the statutes
and dissolving the Society require a two-thirds majority of the
votes cast by the general assembly.
Accepted by the General Assembly of eurostar-science, November 21, 2005, Pharmazentrum of the University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50/70, Room 106, Switzerland
The President of eurostar-science
Dr. Erwin Marti
The Vice- President of eurostar-science
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre E. Grolier
Annual fees for eurostar-science
according to Article 7 of the Statutes
Membership and Membership Fee
Members will pay a
a) The membership fee
falls due on receipt of the request for
payment at the beginning of the calendar year.
b) The annual fee is
also due for the member's year of admission.
Amount of Membership Fee
Members pay an annual fee of 30,- €.
Accepted by the General
Assembly of eurostar-science, September 21, 2000,
Pharmazentrum, University of Basel.