Statues

STATUTES

of Non government organization for conservation ONE NATURE

PART I

GENERAL

 

Article 1. STATUS. ESTABLISHMENT. SEAT

(1) "NATURE PROTECTION NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION", hereinafter referred to as "Non government organization", is a non-profit legal entity in the public interest established under the Law on Non-Profit Legal Entities (NPO).
(2) The Non government organization is a voluntary, independent non-profit organization in the public interest for the protection of the environment.
(3) The Non government organization is a legal entity separate from its members and is responsible for its obligations with its property. The members of the Non government organization are responsible for its obligations only up to the amount of the property contributions provided for in this Statute.
(4) The Non government organization shall carry on its activity under the name "NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION FOR CONSERVATION ONE NATURE" .The name may be additionally written in the Latin alphabet.
(5) The name of the Non government organization, together with an indication of the registered office, address and court where the Non government organization is registered, the number of the court registration and BULSTAT, must be indicated in the documents of the correspondence of the Non government organization.
(6) The Non government organization shall be established for an indefinite period and shall operate in accordance with the Bulgarian legislation and the international legal norms applicable in the country.
(7) The headquarters of the Non government organization are in the city of Burgas, 31 Struma Str., ap.2.
(8) The address of management of the Non government organization is in Burgas, 31 Struma Str., ap.2.

Article 2. OBJECTIVES

(1) The Non government organization shall carry out activities in the public interest within the meaning of Article 2 of the Law on Non-Profit Legal Entities.
(2) The Non government organization can not be transformed into a non-profit legal entity for carrying out activity for private benefit.
(3) The objectives of the Non government organization are:
Implementation, development, support, implementation and participation in / regional, national and international cultural, social, economic, art and culture programs and projects, new technologies, ecology and environmental protection, afforestation, tourism, science and education , Social activities, health, technology, technology, infrastructure or physical culture and other spheres of public life; Collaboration and cooperation with state and municipal authorities, institutions and structures, scientific, economic and other institutions, organizations and citizens in implementing, preparing, supporting, implementing and participating in programs and projects in the field of art and culture, new technologies, ecology, tourism , Science and education, social work, health, technology, technology or physical culture and other spheres of public life; Organizing and participating in international events, programs and projects; Conducting joint activities with related organizations in the country and abroad; Understanding civil society with cultural memory and historical heritage and spiritual values; Recruiting, analyzing and disseminating information on European funds and programs, preparing, preparing, implementing and managing projects related to European funds and programs; Work for the preservation and promotion of the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage; Work to protect the environment for present and future generations and preservation of natural resources; Formation of ecological and nature conservation culture of large sections of the population and their inclusion in voluntary activities on environmental protection; Work and support the building of civil society, democratization and transparency in the activities of central and local government bodies through the implementation of civic initiatives and cooperation with state institutions, local and regional authorities; Broadcasting of experts and formation of working groups for participation in initiatives of the executive and legislative power; Voluntary public scrutiny of compliance with Bulgarian legislation, including submission of suggestions for timely consideration by competent authorities concerned, discussed in the meetings and formulated by the Management Board.

Article 3. MEANS TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES

(1) The means for achieving the objectives of the Non government organization shall be:

  • Development and sharing of expert assessment methods, models, programs, projects and good practices related to the work of specialists in environmental protection, cultural heritage and creation of prerequisites for sustainable development;
  • Participation in international organizations and cooperation with Bulgarian, foreign and international related organizations;
  • Protection of the professional interests and rights of its members before state and public authorities and organizations;
  • Providing information to members of the Non government organization by developing and issuing regulations, programs, and other materials;
  • Developing and implementing measures to engage the public in decision-making in the environmental field;
  • Maintain and develop a system of information on environmental protection, covering municipal authorities, Bulgarian MoEW and other competent authorities;
  • Creating and maintaining a database of good practice in the preservation, presentation and promotion of cultural heritage;
  • Creating and maintaining an internet portal for popularizing the activity of the Non government organization;
  • Creating and maintaining a library of scientific literature, reports, information materials and publications related to environmental protection;
  • Organization of professional working groups by members of the Non government organization to discuss topical issues.
  • Organizing national and international information campaigns;
  • Organizing information, educational and advertising campaigns and centers, promoting the strategies, programs and projects developed by the Non government organization;
  • Organizing and conducting training related to environmental and cultural heritage conservation, sustainable development, awareness and implementation of disaster prevention, mismanagement and resource use;

Article 4. SUBJECT OF ACTIVITY

The subject of activity of the Non government organization is: organization of discussions and elaboration of opinions on drafts of normative acts and decisions, giving opinions on projects for new and amendments to the already existing normative acts, assistance and support to the competent bodies and institutions in the local government and the relevant Institutions in the development of draft legislative acts related to the implementation of the objectives, functions and tasks of the Non government organization; Organization of exhibitions, seminars, trainings, presentations, conferences, forums, discussions and workshops; Representation of the society before the municipal and state authorities on the related goals, functions and tasks of the Non government organization issues; Representation of the Non government organization in international events with similar purposes; Promotion through newsletters, collections, monographs, brochures, posters, conference materials and other similar publications, as well as through electronic means and media the achievements of the Non government organization; Assistance through publications, campaigns and public appearances to increase the interest of the media, institutions, organizations and people to the Non government organization and its aims. Applying, managing and implementing regional, national and international cultural, social, economic, arts and culture programs and projects, new technologies, ecology and environmental protection, afforestation, tourism, science and education, Health, technology, technology, infrastructure or physical culture and other spheres of public life; Activities for establishing partnerships with other local and foreign physical and legal persons, creating partnerships with local administration, state administration, business circles; Development of analyzes, strategies, reports and programs related to the implementation of the objectives, functions and tasks of the Non government organization.
(2) The Non government organization may carry out additional business activities such as: Organizing exhibitions, seminars, trainings, presentations, conferences, forums, discussions and workshops and other activities related to environmental protection, advertising and other activities for which there is no A legal prohibition if it relates to the subject matter of the principal activity for which it is registered and using the revenues to achieve the objectives set out in this Statute.
(3) The Non government organization does not distribute profit.

PART II

MEMBERSHIP. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Article 5. MEMBERS


(1) Membership in the Non government organization is voluntary.
(2) Members of the Non government organization are the founders (signatories to the memorandum of Non government organization).
(3) Bulgarian and foreign natural and legal persons who meet the following requirements may be admitted as members of the Non government organization in accordance with the procedure provided for in this Statute:
1. For legal entities:
A) Established and registered in accordance with the legal requirements in the Republic of Bulgaria or abroad;
B) Share the objectives of the Non government organization and adopt its Statute;
(C) have paid their membership fees;
2. For individuals:
(A) To be capable;
B) Share the objectives of the Non government organization and adopt its Statute;
C) Have paid their membership fees.
(4) After the establishment of the Non government organization, new members shall be adopted by decision of the Managing Board.
(5) The persons wishing to be admitted as members of the Non government organization shall make a written request (to a form) to the Chairman of the Management Board who shall immediately notify the members of the Management Board. The Management Board shall consider the request at the first meeting following its receipt. The decision to accept new members shall be taken by open vote and a simple majority of the members of the Management Board.
(6) The Non government organization keeps a register of its members indicating the date of acceptance of each member, the date of termination of membership and the reason for that.
(7) The members are liable for the liabilities of the Non government organization up to the amount of the property contributions provided for in the Articles of Non government organization.

Article 6. MEMBERSHIP FEE

(1) Members of the Non government organization shall pay membership fees.
(2) The initial membership fee shall be determined by the Constituent Assembly. A decision to change the amount of the membership fee may be accepted by the General Assembly of the Non government organization, by 31 December of the year proceeding the year from which the change takes effect.
(3) The membership fee shall be paid once a year at the amount determined by the founding or general assembly of the Non government organization. New members receive an annual membership fee which is calculated in proportion to the remaining calendar months until the end of the calendar year in which they were accepted, including the month in which they were decided to be admitted to the Non government organization.

Article 7. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP.

(1) Membership shall be terminated in the following cases:
1. by a unilateral statement to the Non government organization;
2. when one of the requirements under Art. 5, para. 3;
3. in arrears in the payment of membership fees and / or systematic non-participation in the activity of the Non government organization;
4. in case of exclusion due to gross violations of these Statutes;
5. upon death of a natural person or termination of the activity of a member of a legal person;
6. the termination of the non-profit legal entity;
(2) The decision on exclusion shall be adopted by the Management Board of the Non government organization with a majority of 2/3 of the present when gross violations of these Statutes have been found and / or the interests of the Non government organization are significantly affected. The decision may be appealed by the excluded person before the General Assembly of the Non government organization.
(3) Withdrawal due to failure to pay membership fees and systematic non-participation in the activity of the Non government organization shall be established by the Management Board on documents and shall lead to the automatic termination of the membership.

Article 8. MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

(1) Each member of the Non government organization shall have the right:
1. To elect, to be elected and to participate in the governing bodies of the Non government organization;
2. To be informed about the activity of the Non government organization;
(2) Each member of the Non government organization shall be obliged:
1. To observe the Charter of the Non government organization;
2. To implement the decisions of the General Assembly and the Management Board of the Non government organization;
3. To pay regularly your membership fee.
(3) Membership rights and obligations are non-transferable in case of termination of membership and ineligible.
(4) The exercise of membership rights may be granted to another by empowerment by a written mandate. Collective member - a legal entity can exercise its rights and obligations through an authorized member of the Management Board of the Non government organization, provided with an explicit power of attorney. Every proxy of a legal entity may represent no more than three collective members - legal entities and may not re-authorize a third party with its rights. Collective members of a legal entity that has a member elected in the Management Board of the Non government organization from the composition of their governing bodies shall not be entitled to designate a second member of their membership in the Management Board. This limitation does not apply if the member of the management body of a corporate body - a collective member is also a member of the Non government organization as a natural person.

Article 9. PROPERTY AND SOURCES OF FUNDS

(1) The sources of funds of the Non government organization are membership fees and donations. The Non government organization can receive donations from individuals and legal entities, conclude sponsorship contracts, receive funding from local and international programs and projects, and conclude contracts, etc. Not forbidden by law transactions.
(2) The Non government organization may free of charge spend property and carry out the activity aimed at achieving the goals set by the procedure of the Law on Non-profit Organizations. The selection of the persons and the way of their support by the Non government organization are made in accordance with the purpose and the financial capacity of the Non government organization in accordance with the announced order and the rules for carrying out the activity. The information on the order in which the selection is made shall be publicly accessible and shall be entered in the central register. For a gratuitous spending of the property of the Non government organization, a motivated decision, taken by the supreme body with a majority of 2/3 of all its members when it is for the benefit of the persons listed in Article 41, paragraph 3 of the Law on Non-Profit Legal Entities, is required.
(3) The Non government organization may not enter into transactions with the persons under Art. 3, item 1 of the Law on Public Offering of Securities, as well as with legal entities in which the said persons are managers or may impose or impede the taking of decisions, unless the transactions are in the obvious benefit of the Non government organization or have been concluded under general conditions, publicly announced.
Upon termination of the Non government organization, the distribution of the property remaining after satisfaction of the creditors consisting of the funds collected from the membership contributions and donations shall be made by a decision of the General Meeting.

PART III

MANAGEMENT

Article 10. BODIES OF THE NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION


(1) The bodies of the Non government organization are:
1. General Assembly (GA);
2. Governing Board (MB);
(2) The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Non government organization. It consists of all members of the Non government organization.
(3) The General Assembly of the Non government organization shall take decisions on the following issues:
1. Amends the Statute;
2. elects and dismisses the members of the Management Board of the MB;
3. adopt other internal acts;
4. adopt a program for the activity of the Non government organization;
5. adopt decisions on the dueness and the amount of the initial contribution and the membership fee;
6. adopt the reports on the activities of the Management Board;
7. Adopt a resolution for the transformation and termination of the Non government organization;
8. adopt decisions on appeals against decisions of the Management Board to terminate membership;
9. Approves the annual financial statement;
10. adopt decisions under Art. 25, para. 1 of the Law on Non-Profit Legal Entities which are not provided to the Management Board and are not explicitly mentioned above.
(4) The General Assembly shall adopt its decisions by a simple majority of the members present. Decisions under Art. 25, para. 1, item 1 and 7 of the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act shall be taken with a majority of 2/3 of the persons present
(5) The decisions of the General Assembly shall be binding for the members and the bodies of the Non government organization.
(6) The decisions of the General Meeting shall be subject to judicial review of their legality and compliance with the Statute.
(7) The General Meeting shall be convened at regular meetings at least once a year by the Management Board or at the request of 1/3 (one third) of the members of the Non government organization.
(8) The convocation shall contain the agenda for the meeting, the date, the time and place of the meeting and the person on whose initiative it is convened. The invitation to convene a meeting of the General Meeting shall be placed at the address of the Non government organization and shall be published in a central daily newspaper at the latest 1 (one) month before the day for which the meeting is scheduled.
(9) The General Meeting is lawful if more than half of all members are present.
(10) In the absence of a quorum, the meeting shall be postponed for one hour later, at the same place, on the same agenda, and may be held regardless of the number of members appearing.
(11) Each member of the General Assembly has the right to one vote in taking decisions. A member of the General Assembly shall not have the right to vote in resolving issues concerning him.
(12) A person may represent no more than three members of the General Meeting on the basis of a written power of attorney. Re-authorization is not allowed.
(13) The Minutes of the General Meeting shall be kept.
(14) The minutes of the General Assembly shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Assembly and by the Voting Entities. A list of the attendants and the documents related to the convening of the session of the General Meeting shall be attached to the minutes. When drafting the minutes, each member present at the meeting of the general meeting has the right to request and monitor the accurate recording of the decisions.

Article 11. MANAGEMENT BOARD.
(1) The Managing Board is a permanent collective management body, which manages and organizes the overall activity of the Non government organization.
(2) The Management Board consists of three members of the Non government organization, one of which is the Chairman. Legal persons who are members of the Non government organization may also appoint members of the management board as non-members of the Non government organization.
(3) The Managing Board shall be elected and dismissed by the General Assembly by a simple majority for a term of five years.
(4) The first governing council shall be elected by the constituent assembly with a mandate of 5 (five) years. The members of the Management Board may be re-elected without limitation.
(5) The Governing Board:
1. implement the decisions of the General Meeting;
2. dispose of the property of the Non government organization in compliance with the requirements of the statutes;
3. prepare and submit to the General Assembly a draft budget;
4. prepares and submits to the general meeting a report on the activity of the Non government organization;
5. determine the order and organize the performance of the activity of the Non government organization, including the one in common benefit, and be responsible for it;
6. determine the address of the Non government organization;
7. take decisions on all matters which by law or by statute do not fall within the rights of another body;
8. fulfill the obligations provided in the Statute;
9. accept and exclude members of the Non government organization;
10. adopt decisions for opening and closing of the Regional Structures of the Non government organization;
11. adopt decisions for participation of the Non government organization in other organizations;
12. adopt decisions on current issues concerning the activity of the Non government organization;
13. organize the organization of workshops and other events and develop a program for their implementation;
14. set up working committees, elects their members and draws up rules for their work;
15. propose to the General Assembly for approval the amount of the membership fee;
16. accepts donations on behalf of the Non government organization and issues documents for their performance;
17. accept requests for admission of new members;
18. adopt internal and other acts of the Non government organization;
19. elect from its members a Chairman of the Managing Board;
(6) The Managing Board (BO) shall adopt its resolutions at meetings with a simple majority of the present members of the Managing Board, and the decisions under Art. 14, para. 2 and Art. 31, items 3 and 6 of the Law on Non-profit Organizations - with a majority of all members. The board of directors may also take decisions without attending a meeting. In this case, the decision should be duly signed and signed without comments and objections by all members of the MB.
(7) The decisions of the Management Board shall be binding on all members of the Non government organization, which shall be subject to appeal by the members of the Non government organization before the General Assembly of the Non government organization.
(8) The sessions of the MB shall be convened and conducted by the Chairman.
(9) The Chairperson shall be obliged to convene a meeting of the Management Board upon a written request of one third (one third) of its members. If the Chairperson does not convene a meeting of the MB within a week of receipt of the request, it may be convened by any of the interested members of the MB.
(10) In the absence of the Chairman, the meeting shall be chaired by a member of the Management Board elected by the members of the Managing Board.

Each member of the Management Board is entitled to one vote. The Board may make decisions when more than half of its members are present at the meetings.

Article 12. CHAIR OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

(1) The Managing Board shall elect a Chairman from among its members.
(2) The Chairperson shall have the right to carry out all actions and transactions that are related to the activity of the Non government organization and to represent it before third parties in the country and abroad. The chairman is not entitled to alienate and burden the real estate of the Non government organization unless he is specifically authorized to do so by the Management Board.
(3) The President:
1. organize the implementation of the decisions of the Management Board;
2. convene and direct the meetings of the Management Board;
3. organize the activity of the Non government organization, carry out its operational management, ensure the management and preservation of its property;
4. conclude labor contracts with the employees of the Non government organization, except for those appointed by the Managing Board;
5. represent the Non government organization and perform the functions assigned to it by the Management Board;
6. report to the Management Board without delay on material circumstances concerning the activity of the Non government organization;
7. perform other functions arising from this Statute or from the decisions of the General Assembly and the Management Board.

Article 14. REPRESENTATION

The Non government organization is represented by the Chairman of the Management Board.

Article 15. WAGES AND PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.

The members of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Non government organization are not remunerated unless the General Assembly decides otherwise.

Article 16. ORGANISATION’S BOOKS/RECORDS

(1) The Non government organization keeps records for the minutes of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Management Board. The person in charge of the meeting of the collegiate body and the person who drafted the minutes shall certify and be responsible for the accuracy of its contents.

2) The Non government organization shall prepare a report on its activity once a year, which shall contain data on:
1. the essential activities, the resources spent on them, their relationship with the objectives and programs of the organization and the results achieved;
2. the amount of the gratuitously received property and the revenues from the other fundraising activities;
3. the type, size, value and purpose of donations received and provided as well as donor data;
4. the financial result.

(3) The Annual Activity Report and the financial statement of the Non government organization shall be submitted on paper or in electronic form. They are public and are published in the newsletter and the central registry website.

PART IV

ACTIVITY REPORT. TERMINATION AND LIQUIDATION

Article 17. ANNUAL REPORT


(1) The annual activity report of the Non government organization shall be prepared by the Management Board and shall be adopted by the General Assembly.

Article 18. TERMINATION AND LIQUIDATION

(1) The Non government organization shall be terminated:
1. by decision of the General Meeting;
2. by decision of the district court at the headquarters of the Non government organization in the cases determined by the Law on Non-profit Organizations;
(2) The distribution of the assets remaining after the dissolution of the Non government organization shall consist of the membership contributions and donations by decision of the General Meeting. If a decision to do so is not accepted until termination, it is accepted by the liquidator.
(3) Upon termination of the Non government organization, liquidation shall be carried out, except in the cases of transformation of the Non government organization.
1. The liquidation shall be carried out by the Managing Board of the Non government organization or a person designated by it.
2. The liquidator shall be obliged, if possible, to satisfy the creditors of the Non government organization from the available cash, if this is impossible by liquidating first the movable, then the immovable property of the Non government organization.
3. The property may not be transferred in any way to the persons referred to in Art. 43, para. 2 of the Law on Non-profit Organizations.
4. The property remaining after creditors' satisfaction shall be granted, by decision of the Court of Justice, to an Non government organization designated to carry on an activity with the same or near non-profit, unless it is defined in the statutes or in the instrument of incorporation.
5. If the property is not provided under the preceding paragraph, it shall be provided to the municipality in which the dissolved Non government organization is based. The municipality is obliged to provide the property for the closure of the activity as close as possible to the purpose of the discontinued Non government organization.

PART V

FINAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 19. APPLICABLE LAW


The provisions of the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act and the applicable legal framework of the Republic of Bulgaria shall apply to matters not covered by this Statute.

This Statute was adopted by the constituent assembly of a non-profit Non government organization " Non government organization for conservation ONE NATURE", which took place on 31.03.2015 in Burgas.

 

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