STATUTE of the "EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EDUCATION
AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING" (EOE) 2008
§ 1 (1) The name of the registered association is: “European Institute
of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning” (EOE)
(2) Its headquaters are in Marburg/Lahn, Federal State of Hessen,
Germany. The financial year is the calendar year. (3) The association
should be registered at the magistrates’ court of Marburg.
§ 2 (1) Purpose of the association is the promotion of formation and
education in the European area
(2) The purposes declared in the statutes will particularly be realised
by: - Projects, especially youth projects and exchange programmes
in the field of Outdoor - Adventure Education and Experiential Learning
- Research on the theory of Outdoor Adventure Education to promote
the quality of practice - Development of professional standards -
The building of European networks between social and youth workers,
teachers and - educators, academics and students - The organization
of European conferences and conventions - Distribution of information
through electronic media and publications (print media) - The co-ordination
and implementation of European research projects - The development
of curricula and the assistance and evaluation of projects
§3 (1) The association is working selflessly; its purposes are not
in the first place to make own profits.
(2) The associations’ funds and resources can only be used for purposes
declared in the statute. Members are not allowed to receive financial
contributions from the funds of the association.
(3) No person should be favoured by expenditures that are alien to
the purpose of the association or should receive disproportionately
§4 (1) Membership of the organization can be attained by individuals
and legal entities
(2) Application for membership has to be sent in written form to the
executive committee. The executive committee decides on membership
(3) Membership is lost by - Death - Expulsion. The executive committee
may expell members for a relevant reason. - The affected member has
to be given the opportunity to comment on the reason. - Resignation
(4) Resignation is only possible at the end of a calendar year. The
executive committee has to receive the notice of resignation in writing.
A period of notice of four weeks has to be kept.
§5 (1) The membership fee will be fixed by the general meeting. (2)
The executive committee may allow reduced payments in exceptional
§6 The executive bodies of the association are: - the general meeting
- the executive committee The work and activities of the general meeting
and the executive committee are regarded as honorable.
§7 (1) The executive committee consists of a chairperson, the vice-chairperson,
the treasurer and a Maximum of five additional members of the executive
(2) Under § 26 Bundesgesetzbuch, Federal Statute Book the executive
committee is constituted by the chairperson, the vice-chairperson
and the treasurer. Each member of the executive committee represents
the association judicially and extrajudically. Two members of the
executive committee are allowed to act as substitutes for a chairperson.
(3) The members of the executive committee are elected by the general
meeting for a period of two years. Members of the executive committee
can be re-elected. The chairperson, the treasurer and the vice-chairperson
are elected by the members of the executive committee.
(4) The executive committee manages the current business of the association.
(5) Executive committee meetings have a quorum when at least four
board members are present. Resolutions of the executive committee
need a simple majority of the members present. Resolutions of the
executive committee are recorded and signed by the chairperson. If
the chairperson is absent the minutes are signed by the second chairperson
and the secretary.
§ 8 (1) The executive committee has to summon at least one annual
general meeting. It has to be announced five weeks in advance in a
circular informing all members of the agenda. Members have the opportunity
to ask for topics to be put on the agenda and to inform the executive
committee on matters that should be resolved at the general meeting.
Applications for the agenda have to be sent in writing to the executive
committee at least one week before the general meeting
(2) The agenda presented by the executive committee has to be approved
by the general meeting.
(3) According to the statute the general meeting is the supreme executive
body of the association. The annual account and the annual report
have to be presented for acceptance at the general meeting in written
form. To check and accept the annual account and annual report the
general meeting employs two auditors, who are neither members of the
executive committee nor members of a committee that has been appointed
by the executive committee. The general meeting decides on: • the
tasks of the association • involvement and participation in other
societies • approval of all standing orders that regulate matters
of the association • amendments of the statute • dissolution of the
(4) Extraordinary general meetings have to be summoned if at least
one third of the executive committee members or one tenth of the associations’
members or at least fifty percent of the full-time employees ask for
a meeting in written form indicating the purpose and cause. Full-time
employees are people employed by the organization, whose average working
hours come up to at least half of the standard working hours (weekly).
An extraordinary general meeting has to be summoned, if it is of interest
of the association (under § 36 Bundesgesetzbuch, Federal Statute).
(5) Resolutions are passed by a simple majority of the members attending
the general meeting. In order to decide on amendments of the statute
there has to be a majority of ¾ of the members present. These ¾ of
the members voting for amendment must at least be a number of 1/10
of all members of the association.
(6) Each general meeting has to be recorded. The minutes have to be
signed by a member of the board and a member of the association who
has been addressed by the secretary at the beginning of the general
meeting. § 9 The purchase and sale of property, mortgages/charges
on property and rights equivalent to real property, standing security
and the conclusion of warranty contracts have to be approved by the
Further the general meeting decides if loans are taken up, when the
amount of the loans exceeds the sum of 2.500,00 EURO.
§ 10 (1) In case of dissolution or abolition of the association or
in case of loss of its tax privileged purposes the assets of the association
are passed to the 'Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Landesverband
Hessen e.V.' (German parity welfare association, registered association
of the Federal State of Hessen'). The association must use it directly
for charitable purposes and public welfare. The general meeting decides
how the assets will be passed and distributed.
(2) Resolution on the dissolution of the association needs a majority
of 3/4 of the members attending the general meeting. The dissolution
can only be resolved if it has been announced in the invitation to
the general meeting. The members must receive the announcement in
an appropiate period of time before the general meeting.