Statute ELC (EN)

Polish Association - Europe Languages and Cultures

The consolidated text of 5th March 2010
Chapter I

§ 1
1. The Association is named: Polish Association - Europe Languages and Cultures - hereinafter called
the Association.
2.The Association may use its name abroad in foreign languages in accordance with provisions.
3.Head office of the Association and its bodies are located in Wodzisław Śląski.
§ 2
The Association is incorporated for an unlimited period. The Association is a legal entity and
operates under the provisions of the Act of 7 April 1989- The Associations Law (ie Journal of Laws
of 2001 No. 79, item. 855 as amended.) And the Act of 24 April 2003 public Benefit Activity and
Volunteerism (Journal of Laws No. 96, pos. 873).
§ 3
1. The field of action of the Association is the area of the Republic of Poland
2. The Association may be a member of national and international organizations of similar profile.
3.The Association may carry on business outside the Republic of Poland in accordance with Polish
4. The Association is based on the social work of its members.
5.The Association may hire employees or outsource certain tasks to other entities.
§ 4
The Association may use the badges and stamps in accordance with relevant regulations.
Chapter II

The aims of Association are to popularize the knowledge of languages and cultures of Europe,
promoting knowledge and learning different languages throughout their lives and to support and
carry out activities aimed at strengthening cooperation between the different regions of Europe. The
Association conducts educational and cultural activities, in particular, by performing tasks related
1) promote the idea of multilingual and multicultural Europe,
2) encourage learning different languages in Europe including languages of minorities and
rarley used languages
3) promote throughtlife languages learning, motivation to improve skills through realizeing
educational and cultural projects
4) development of tolerance and understanding between people of different traditions, cultures
and languages, forming an open attitude towards other nations, promote the involvement of
all social groups in public life and civil society development,
5) research and overcoming ethnics and cultural stereotypes through enrichment the knowledge
of the countries, languages and cultures of Europe and beyond, promoting the idea of
European integration
6) facilitate networking among teachers of foreign languages in Poland with their potential
partners abroad by organizing courses, trainings, seminars, conferences, team building
7) encourage members of the Association to lifelong learning, prepare appropriate educational
provision, co-organize the relevant post-graduate studies and to support any enterprise,
8) integration of the teachers at all educational levels in Poland and to establish contacts with
teachers abroad,
9) popularization of the French language in Poland and around the world contributing to the
increase in the level of his knowledge, fostering love of language and culture of French and
Francophone countries and in the broader sense of contributing to the development of
contacts and exchanges at a linguistic and cultural, and economic process to facilitate the
mutual knowledge of European people,
10) cooperation with local authorities and individuals, institutions and organizations pursuing
similar aims as the Association,
11) promote the idea of Francophonie in Poland and beyond its borders and the promotion of
Francophone countries cultures,
12) care of the Polish language and its promotion in the country, in Europe and the world,
establishing contacts with the Polish community and support its activities,
13) exchange information and experiences between the various partners, including international
interdisciplinary partners connecting science, technology, culture, education, education and
14) carry out activities to encourage healthy, active lifestyle of children, adolescents and adults
as well as cooperation with public and non-public health units,
15) charity.
Chapter III

1.Members of the Association are divided into:
a) ordinary members,
b) supporting members,
c) honorary members.
2.Ordinary member may be an adult citizen of the Republic of Poland or foreigner, also residing
outside the territory of the Polish Republic.
3.The candidate to the Association made a written declaration containing a declaration of accession
and the obligation to pay contributions, plus:
a) natural persons: name (s) and surname, date and place of birth, address, Social Security
b) legal persons: name (company), registered office, address, REGON, NIP, also attaching a
copy of the register, if subject to registration.
4. Admittance to the Association requires the written recommendation of at least two members of
the Association, membership and a declaration made by the Board adopt a resolution to grant
5.Board gives the Association membership by a resolution passed by simple majority.
6.Board is not obliged to state reasons for the rejection of a resolution granting the application for
membership. The decision of the Board is final.
§ 7
1. An ordinary member of the Association shall have the right to participate in the life of the
Association, in particular:
a) entitled to passive and active voting right,
b) may apply in all matters relating to the objectives and functioning of the Association,
c) use and care of the recommendations of the Association in its activities,
d) have the legitimacy and wear badges Association
e) the use of premises and technical equipment, counseling and training, as proposed by the
Association for the disposal of the members of the applicable discount.
2. Ordinary members and supporting the Association are obliged:
a) encourage and actively pursue the objectives of the Association and contribute to
increasing its role and importance,
b) comply with generally recognized principles and ethical standards and the provisions of
the Statute of the Association,
c) participate in General Meetings of Members,
d) regularly pay voluntary contributions and pay benefits.
§ 8
1.Legal persons can be supporting members of the Association by submitting a declaration of intent,
after the appropriate resolution by the Board.
2.Supporting members are represented in the Association by writing to authorized individuals.
3.Termination of membership support is by making a unilateral declaration.
4.Supporting members enjoy the rights of ordinary members mentioned in § 8.1. with the exception
of active and passive voting rights.
§ 9
1.An honorary member may be any natural person, regardless of their place of residence, which will
give the dignity of the General Assembly for outstanding contribution to Association.
2.Giving ordinary member of the honorary membership of the Association, does not cause the loss
of his rights and obligations as an ordinary member.
3.Honorary members are entitled to participate in the activities and events organized by the
Association, do not have active or passive voting rights. Participate in the General Assembly in an
advisory capacity.
4. An honorary member has the responsibilities set out in paragraph 8.2 except for the payment of
membership dues and participate in Meetings of the Assembly of Members.
5. Honorary member may be attributed to the dignity of Honorary President of the Association. The
dignity of the General Assembly can make a person particularly meritorious in the activities of the
Association to promote intercultural dialogue and the popularization of foreign languages, of which
the moral and past activities are consistent with the purposes and principles of the Association.
6.At the same time, the dignity of Honorary President of the Association may be attributed to only
one person.
7.To the Honorary President of the Association shall be governed by the honorary members, except
that the giving and receiving this honor is a resolution passed by a majority of 2 / 3 majority.
8.Honorary President of the Association has the right to participate in the work of all bodies of the
Association in an advisory capacity.
§ 10
1.Membership shall be lost as a result of voluntary resignation, exclusion, death and loss of legal
personality by legal persons.
2. Resignation requires a written statement submitted to the Management Board.
3. Exclusion by the Board may occur in:
a) the activities of the member which is contrary to the statute and resolutions of the
b) a reasoned request in writing at least ten members of the Association for the reasons set
out in section 3.a,
c) lack of active operations in the work of the Association,
d) retention of membership fee payment for a year, after a written warning,
e) loss of civil rights.
§ 11
1.A member may appeal to the General Assembly against the decision of the Board for its
2. An appeal to the General Assembly must be submitted in writing to the Management Board at
least thirty days before the General Meeting. Board puts the appropriate item on the agenda of the
General Assembly.
3.The General Assembly decides on appeals against exclusion, after hearing the member who has
been excluded. If a member does not come to the General Assembly, this resolution can be taken
without his hearing.
4.Resolution of the General Assembly is definitive.
Chapter IV

§ 12
The bodies of the Association are:
a) General Meeting of Members of the Association,
b) The Board of the Association,
c) Audit Committee.
§ 13
1.The selection of the Association and the Audit Committee shall make the General Assembly from
among members of the Association by secret ballot. The General Assembly may order a public vote.
2. Members of the Board and the Audit Committee shall be elected for three-year term until a new
Board and the Audit Commission. The mandate of the members of the Board and the Audit
Committee shall expire at the first General Assembly held in the calendar year in which the term of
office expires.
3. The mandate of a member of the Board or the Audit Commission's term of office expires before
the end due to:
a) termination of membership in the Association,
b) the written resignation,
c) an appeal by General Assembly resolution passed by a majority of 2 / 3 majority.
4.In cases where the mandate of the Board or a member of the Audit Committee before the General
Assembly's term of office shall complete the period until the end of term.
5. In the event that the office of member of the Board or the Audit Commission in the situations
referred to in paragraph. 2 and paragraph.3 point.b fully on his duties until the election of another
person in his place, unless the General Assembly decides otherwise.
§ 14
1.Resolutions of all bodies of the Association are passed by simple majority of votes in the presence
of at least half the total number of board members, unless the Statute provides otherwise.
2.If the first term at the General Meeting of Members is not participating at least half the number of
members, then in the second period of the meeting the resolution may be taken in an appropriate
majority of votes cast by present members.
§ 15
1.General Assembly is convened based on resolution of the Board, at least once per calendar year.
2. Board shall inform the General Assembly about time, place and agenda of proposals to all
members of the registered letters or any other effective way at least 14 days before the start of the
3.The Board is obliged to convene the General Assembly at the request of the Audit Committee or
1/3 of the members of the Association. Board shall convene the General Assembly immediately
after receipt of the request. The term of the General Assembly must fall within 2 months from the
date of application.
4. To request the convening of the General Assembly accompanied by a proposed agenda, which the
Board is obliged to take into account. The order can be extended by the Board on other points.
§ 16
1.The competencies the Annual General Meeting of the Association includes
a) adopting programs of organizational and financial activities of the Association,
b) adopting by-laws of the Association Board and the Audit Commission,
c) consideration and approve the report of the Audit Committee of the Association,
d) consideration and approve reports on the activities of the Association of the past term,
e) granting, after hearing the conclusions of the Audit Committee, the resigning Board,
f) election of the President and Members of the Board,
g) election of members of the Audit Committee,
h) the adoption of the Statute of the Association or its modification,
i) conferring the honorary membership of the Association,
j) determining the amount of membership fees,
k) adopting a resolution on the dissolution of the Association and use its assets,
l) adopting resolutions on the accession to other organizations,
m) establishment and liquidation of branches of the Association,
n) adoption of resolutions in the cases referred to in this Statute and other matters not
reserved to the competence of other bodies
2.The General Assembly is working according to the agreed agenda. Suggested agenda may be by
the General Assembly amended or extended. The order can not be extended to points relating to the
modification or termination of the Statute of the Association.
3. General Assembly after opening it by the President of the Board Meeting of the Association shall
elect a Chairman and at the request of Vice-President and Secretary, who continue to lead the
4.A member can provide authority to vote for himself at the General Assembly to another member.
Such authorization in writing must be presented to the person leading the General Assembly
immediately after the opening of the General Assembly.
§ 17
1.The Board consists of President and two Vice Presidents.
2. Board constitutes itself at the first meeting after the election.
3.The Board should:
1. convening the General Assembly,
2.implementation of the resolutions of the General Assembly,
3. directing the current work of the Association,
4.employment contracts with employees of the Association,
5. preparation of the annual activity reports and presenting them to the General Meeting of
6. admission of new members of the Association,
7. keeping records of members and passed resolutions,
8. making proposals for the strategy of the Association,
9. representing the Association and act on his behalf.
4. Association Board is responsible for all of its activities before the General Assembly meeting.
§ 18
1.To represent the Association authorized is each member of the Board.
2. Statements of intent on behalf of the Association for its effectiveness requires the combined
action of two members of the Board.
§ 19
1.The Audit Committee is composed of two to three members.
2. The Audit Committee elects the Chairman from among its members
3. The competencies the Audit Committee include:
a) carrying out at least once a year to the substance and financial activities of the Board,
b) reporting to the General Assembly and submit proposals concerning the resigning Board,
c) presenting the Board's audit protocols with applications,
d) carrying out periodic checks to pay membership fees,
e) submitting the proposal to convene the General Assembly.
4.Audit Committee members can not be a person:
a) who are members of the Board or remaining a member of the Board in respect of
consanguinity, affinity or subordination in respect of employment,
b) convicted of an offense of intentional guilt.
5.Choosing the composition of the people contrary to the provisions of paragraph. 4 is invalid. The
circumstances referred to in paragraph. 4 in the Commission's mandate is synonymous with the
written resignation of a member of the Commission, which circumstance applies.
§ 20
Chairman of the Audit Committee and if necessary some of its members have the right to participate
in an advisory capacity in meetings of the Association.
Chapter V

§ 21
1.Property of the Association form cash and other assets, which are used exclusively to achieve the
statutory objectives of the Association.
2.Assets of the Association comes from:
a) membership fees,
b) grants,
c) funds received from sponsors,
d) donations,
e) records and inheritances,
f) income from own operations,
g) income from the property.
3.Membership fees should be paid to the first quarter of each year. The newly admitted members
pay their contributions according to the rules set by the Board within 30 days of receipt of the
notification of acceptance as a member of the Association.
4.The Association manages its finances and accounting in accordance with applicable law.
5.Assets and Funds Management manages the Association.
§ 22
1.The Association may carry out economic activities.
2.Income from business activities of the Association serves the statutory purposes and may not be
distributed among its members.
3.The Association may conduct business in the following areas:
- Publishing of books (58.11.Z)
- Publishing of journals and periodicals (58.14.Z)
- Other publications (58.19.Z)
- Production activities, video and television programs (59.11.Z)
- Distribution activities, video and television programs (59.13.Z)
- Projection activities movies (59.14.Z)
- Activities sound and music (59.20.Z)
- Other service activities in terms of information, not elsewhere classified (63.99.Z)
- Interpersonal relations (public relations) and communication (70.21.Z)
- Other consulting on business and management (70.22.Z)
- Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities (72.20.Z)
- Advertising agencies (73.11.Z)
- Market research and public opinion (73.20.Z)
- Activities of tour operators (79.12.Z)
- Activities of tour guides and tourist guides (79.90.A)
- service activities Office administrative services (82.11.Z)
- Organisation of fairs, exhibitions and congresses (82.30.Z)
- Post-secondary schools (85.41.Z)
- Higher Education (85.42.B)
- Other education sports and sports and recreational activities (85.51.Z)
- Cultural education (85.52.Z)
- Learning foreign languages (85.59.A)
- Other non-school forms of education, not elsewhere classified (85.59.B)
- Educational support activities (85.60.Z)
- Child day-care (88.91.Z)
- Activities connected with the issue of artistic performances (90.01.Z)
- Activities auxiliary to the issue of artistic performances (90.02.Z)
- Artistic and literary creative activity (90.03.Z)
- Operation of arts facilities (90.04.Z)
- Museums activities (91.02.Z)
- Operation of sports facilities (93.11.Z)
- Activity facilities to improve physical fitness (93.13.Z)
- Other activities connected with sport (93.19.Z)
- Activities of business and employers (94.11.Z)
- Activities of professional organizations (94.12.Z)
- Activities of other membership organizations nec (94.99.Z)
4.Running a business takes the form of direct based on existing organizational structures of the
5.Economic activity directly organizes and directs the Board of the Association.
Chapter VI

§ 23
1.Changes to these statutes and dissolution of the Association General Assembly decides by a
resolution passed by a majority 2 / 3 majority in the presence of at least 2 / 3 right to vote, and also
dissolve the Association in other cases provided by law.
2.In making a decision to dissolve the Association General Meeting shall determine the method of
liquidation and decide on the Association's assets.
3.In matters not governed by this Statute shall apply the provisions of the Law on Associations.
The Statute was adopted by Resolution No. 1 of the General Assembly of the Polish Association-
Europe Languages and Cultures, on 03/05/2010 Wodzisław Śląski.