NAME, PURPOSE, ADDRESS AND SCOPE
Article 1. Under the name of Ibero-American Transpersonal Association, a nonprofit organization has been created based on the Spanish Organic Law 1/2002, 22th March, following the complementary rules, with legal personality and full capacity to act.
Article 2. The Association’s period of functioning is established for an indefinite period of time.
Article 3. The aims of the Association are as follows:
- To serve as a platform for meeting and information exchange for everyone interested in the transpersonal discipline on Ibero-American territory.
- To create an appropriate environment for those interested in the ideas of the transpersonal discipline, that will generate positive contributions in human development in all aspects, which will ultimately contribute to the progressive increasing of human consciousness. Such activity involves biophysical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of being, in harmony with the environment and society at the individual, family, group and institutional levels.
- To develop educational and scientific methods that encourage the evolution of the human being to develop its full potential, resulting in a culture that facilitates peaceful existence.
- To promote education with care for physical and mental health; integration, reintegration and social education of individuals, groups and / or excluded communities; promotion of human values; introduce technology for the promotion and development of higher human faculties; foster institutional development; ecological education, care for life in all its manifestations; education for peaceful existence; education that fosters respect for social, racial and / or religious diversity; development of global consciousness; transnational, transracial and transreligious integration; eco-agro-community project for development of health and human development.
- To disseminate transpersonal knowledge in the area of clinical psychology, mental health and psychotherapy.
- To evaluate and verify, based on the establishment of specific criteria, the quality of Transpersonal Psychology courses that are offered in the Spanish-speaking world, and to provide, or not our certification and accreditation.
Article 4. To fulfill these goals the following actions are undertaken:
- Realization and implementation of educative projects, such as courses, seminars, congresses and conferences to spread the transpersonal discipline to certain levels of formal and non-formal education.
- Development of scientific research projects, collaboration with researchers, education and training of professionals with a profound commitment to human, spiritual and environmental causes.
- Encourage implementation of projects of personal and humanistic development in individuals, groups, institutions and / or communities.
- Establish agreements with universities, research institutes and other academic institutions to foster compliance with the three above-mentioned points, providing a certificate as recognition from the Association.
- Publication of the Journal of Transpersonal Research for the dissemination of transpersonal research in the international community in the following languages: English and Spanish.
Article 5. The Association establishes its legal office in Calle_ Andrés_ Mellado, No. ___65-1D__, __Madrid__________ Municipality, Province ______Madrid_____________CP. _28015__, The territory on which the Associaton’s activity will take place corresponds with the geographical territory of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
Article 6. The Association shall be managed and represented by a Board consisting of a President, Vice President, and Secretary. They are elected and removed by the General Assembly and its mandate will last __4__ years. Members of the board will perform their functions without payment, although they will not have to pay for the expenses derived from the exercise of their functions. In addition to this they can be remunerated for their work in other areas within the Association.
Article 7. Members of the Representative Body can resign voluntarily by communicating their wish to do so in writing to the Board. They may also be ordered to resign from the Representative Body due to a breach of the obligations that had been entrusted to them. Finally, the expiry of the mandate automatically terminates the roles occupied by the elected members of the Representative Body.
Article 8. The elected members of the Board will hold their positions until the moment the new elected members will substitute them.
Article 9. The Board shall meet as often as determined by its President, or if requested by at least ____1/3___ of its members. The meeting is considered to be constituted when attendance reaches or surpasses 2/3 of its total members, and its agreements are valid if taken by the majority of votes. In thecase of a tie, the vote of the Chairman will be determining.
Article 10. Authority of the Board
The authority of the Board shall generally extend to all acts of the Association, unless express authorization of the General Assembly is required.
Particular responsibility of the Board:
- Coordinate social activities and carry out economic and administrative management of the Association, agreeing to fulfill necessary legal work related to contracts and acts.
- Implement resolutions of the General Assembly.
- Present the annual financial activity in the General Assembly, and submit the next financial schedule for approval.
- Make decisions on the admission of new members.
- Elect delegates for any particular activity in the Association
- Exercise any other authority that is not in the exclusive competence of the association’s General Assembly.
Article 11. The President has the authority to: legally represent the Association before any kind of public or private bodies; convene, preside and close meetings held by the General Assembly and the Board as well as any of its proceedings; arrange payment orders and authorize documents, minutes and correspondences with his/her signature; adopt any urgent measure that guarantees normal functioning of the Association or give advice in the further successful development of its activities, or make any personal decision, if necessary, without approval from the Board nor subsequent communication to the board.
Article 12. The Vice President will substitute the President in his/her absence, due to illness or any other cause, and shall perform the functions expressly delegated to him/her by the President. He/she will also collect and safeguard funds belonging to the Association and shall comply with payment orders issued by the President.
Article 13. The Secretary will be in charge of managing the Association’s administrative work, issuing certifications, legal documents, members’ administrative dossiers and will safeguard the documentation of the organization. He or she will be present in every board meeting and will register all resolutions. He or she will register all necessary data and will accomplish the documentary obligations designated by law.
Article 14. Member vacancies that may happen during the governance of the Board will be provisionally covered by any member until the definitive election is established by the General Assembly.
Article 15. The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Association and shall be formed by all members.
Article 16. The meetings of the General Assembly will occur on an ordinary and extraordinary basis. The ordinary meetings are held four times a year, holding the first in the first three months of the year; the extraordinary meetings are held when the circumstances require, when the President or the Board of Directors agree to do so, or when proposed in writing by at least one tenth of the members.
Article 17. The call for General Meetings shall be made in writing, stating the place, date and time of the meeting and the agenda with the specific issues to be discussed. The day of the first call and the day appointed for the holding of the Meeting shall be separated by an interval of at least three months, and the time lapse between all meetings must be less than six months.
Article18. The General Assemblies, both ordinary and extraordinary, shall be considered validly constituted on the first call when at least a third of all members with voting rights agree on the meeting, and on the second call when any number of members with the right to vote agree to do so.
The decisions will be taken by the majority of those present or represented when the affirmative votes outweigh the negative ones, not taken into consideration null votes, blanks or abstentions.
A qualified majority of those present or represented will be required, which exceeds half of the votes with affirmative character, for proposed cases of:
- Dissolving the association.
- Modifying the Statutes, including a change of legal address
- Disposing of or alienating of property.
Article 19. It is the responsibility of the General Assembly to:
- Approve the management of the Board.
- Analyze and approve the annual budget.
- Elect the members of the Board.
- Establish the ordinary or extraordinary member fees.
- Dissolve the association.
- Amend the Statutes, including a change of legal address.
- Provide or dispose of property
- Any competence not attributed to any other social organ.
Article 20. The following actions will require a resolution of the Extraordinary General Assembly:
- Amendment to the Statutes, including a change of legal address.
- Dissolution of the Association.
Article 21. The members of the Association may be those people who are interested in the development of the purposes of the Association.
Article 22. The members in the Association will be considered according to the following groups:
- Founders, those who were involved in the act of founding the Association
- Numerary, those who join after the foundation of the Association, distinguishing between:
— Individuals: Anyone who is interested in deepening his/her knowledge about the transpersonal discipline, distinguishing further between professionals and non-professionals.
— Organizations: Any institution with a clear and recognized activity in the transpersonal area or another area related to it.
- Honorary, those recognized for their prestige or for his/her relevant contribution to the dignity and development of the Association, are entitled to distinction. The election of honorary members will correspond to the authority of the Board.
Article 23. The members will be given resignation for any of the following reasons:
- Voluntary resignation communicated in writing to the Board.
- Breach of financial obligations, if the member fails to pay 2 periodic fees
Article 24. Numerary members and founders will have the following rights:
- Take part in all activities organized by the Association in fulfillment of its purposes.
- Enjoy all the advantages and benefits that the Association may obtain.
- Participate in the Assemblies with voice and vote.
- Participate as a voter and candidate for directive positions.
- Receive information about the agreements adopted by the organs of the Association.
- Make suggestions to the members of the Board in the interest of achieving the aims of the Association.
- Have public representation as a member of the Association.
- Receive the ATI newsletter
- Benefit from discounts on conferences and certain courses
- Benefit from discounts on the Journal of Transpersonal Research subscription
- Being included in the ATI professional networking directory displayed on the website
Article 25. The founders and numerary members have the following obligations:
- To comply with the present Statutes and the approved agreements of the Assemblies and Board.
- Pay the fixed fees.
- Attend the Assemblies and other organized events.
- Perform the inherent obligations of the position occupied.
Article 26. The honorary partners will have the same obligations as the founders and numerary members except for those obligations described in the sections b) and d) of the preceding article. They will also have the same rights except those mentioned in the paragraphs c) and d) of the Article 24; they may attend meetings without voting rights.
Article 27. The financial resources foreseen for the development of the aims and activities of the Association are:
- Membership fees, regular or extraordinary.
- Grants, legacies or inheritances that may be legally received from members or third parties.
- Any other legal source
Article 28. The Association has no initial assets or Social Fund.
Article 29. The associative and economic activity will be annual and its closing date will take place on December 31 of each year.
Article 30. Voluntarily dissolution will take place when agreed by the Extraordinary General Assembly convened for that purpose under the provisions of Article 18 hereof.
Article 31. In the case of dissolution, a liquidation committee shall be elected whom, once all debts have been extinguished, and if there is excess liquid funds, shall allocate said funds for purposes of the Association that do not alter its nonprofit nature.
In all matters not provided for in these Statutes, the Organic Law 1/2002 of 22th March regulating the Right of Association, and supplementary provisions will be applied.
In _____Madrid____, 2015, on __29___of ___January______2015