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statute

STATUTE

OF

NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION "REGIONAL ENERGY AGENCY - RUSE"

 

I. GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

STATUTE

Article 1.

1.1.   The Association is alegal entity, separated of its members, established according to the provisions of the Law on non-profit legal entities.

1.2.      The Association is responsible for its liabilities to the extent of its assets.

1.3. The Members of the Association are not responsible for the Association’s liabilities.

NAME

Article 2. The name of the Association is “REGIONAL ENERGY AGENCY – RUSE. 

 

HEAD OFFICE

Article 3. The Head Office of the Association „Regional Energy Agency - Ruse” is in the town of Ruse, Ruse District, 1, Petar Beron str., 2nd floor, office No. 6. 

 

 TERM

Article 4. The Association is not limited with a term or other termination conditions.

 

OBJECTIVES AND MEANS FOR ACHIEVING THEM

Article 5. The Association performs its activity for public benefit.

Article 6. The main objectives of the Association are following:

6.1.      To promote transnational, national, regional and local policy on efficient use of energy and energy resources, environment, and development of innovation, science, security, and civil society.

6.2.      To develop and support the implementation of the above-mentioned policies through research activity, methodological support and practical initiatives, transfer of best practices, legislative initiatives and more.

6.3.      To enhance public awareness and knowledge in the field of energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy sources, environment, innovation, science, security, and civil society.

6.4.      To encourage and develop the market of the energy efficient materials and new technologies.

6.5.      To introduce the integrated planning in utilization of the renewable energy sources and to promote the “know-how” and information transfer in the field of energy efficiency, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society.

6.6.      To cooperate with other relevant institutions on local, national and European level in energy efficiency projects and environment protection projects.

6.7.       To cooperate in its capacity of agent and a consultant between the local authorities, the local business, other non-governmental organizations and organizations on national and European level. 

6.8      To study, preserve and restore the environment in the Republic of Bulgaria and participated in the execution of projects and programs at national and international level. 

Article 7. For achieving the above-mentioned objectives, the Association “Regional Energy Agency - Ruse” will:

7.1.      Corporate for gathering and developing database for the energy consumption in the region and for the available energy balance on the territory of the Ruse District.

7.2.      Elaborate municipal and regional strategies and programmes in the field of effective utilization of energy and energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources to protect and preserve the environment, as well as for innovation, science, civil security and development.

7.3.      Participate in activity of the consultative councils, commissions and working groups to the state and public bodies on the regional level.

7.4.      Organize temporary teams of experts and specialists for solving the problems between its members.

7.5.      Develop projects and project concepts and participating with them in competitions of local, national and European programs.

7.6.      Organize conferences, seminars, working meetings and public discussions on the issues of energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources to protect and preserve the environment, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society.

7.7.      Perform information activities and rendering consultancy services to the organs of local authority, companies representing the local business and other organizations.

7.8.      Perform activities for realizing the national programmes and European Directives in the field of energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources for the protection and preservation of the environment, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society.

7.9.      Organize seminars for educating the local administration staff, the companies representing local business, children, students and undergraduates, as well as civil organizations on the issues and the problems of energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources, protection and preservation of the environment, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society.

7.10.        Develop provisional projects and cooperate for the realization of demonstrative projects in the field of energy efficiency and the production and use of renewable and alternative energy sources, the implementation of ESCO models, public-private partnerships, projects for the development of innovation, science, security, and civil society.

7.11.        Participate actively for the introduction of e-government.

Article 8.  Main activity of the Association:

8.1.      Integrated energy planning through implementation of strategies and programmes for effective and sustainable energy consumption management in the regional and local level;

8.2.      Energy efficiency of the objects, which are state and public property, as well as of the objects from social and civil sector;

8.3.      Elaboration of the projects and projects concepts for raising investments of national and EU programmes for promotion of the Energy efficiency of objects which are state and public property, as well as of objects from social and civil sector;

8.4.      Exploration of the opportunities for energy production and consumption of renewable energy sources in the territory of Ruse region;

8.5.      Giving consulting services in the field of energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources, protection and preservation of the environment, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society.;

8.6.      Participation in realization of projects about energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources, protection and preservation of the environment in public, industrial, construction and social sector as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society;

8.7.      Training and information activity through organization of conferences, seminars and working meeting;

8.8.      European integration and application of European Committee Directives in the field of energy efficiency, energy resources, the use of renewable and alternative energy sources to protect and preserve the environment, as well as for innovation, science, security, and civil society;

8.9.      Energy research and certification of buildings, carried out in collaboration with experts certified by the Agency for Energy Efficiency, in keeping with the requirements of national and European legislation for efficient using of energy;

8.10.    Participation in the development of infrastructure projects about energy efficiency, economic and ecological transport, environment, as well as in innovation, science, security, and civil society.;

8.11. Provision of consultancy services for preparation of documents for procurement under the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Article 9.  The Association implements additional economic activity, attended or connected directly or indirectly with the activities, listed in Article 8.

 

ІІ. MEMBERSHIP

Article 10.  

10.1.    The membership in the Association is voluntary.The members may be natural and legal entities.

10.2.    Every natural or legal entity who shares the objectives of the Association and the means for achieving them and follows the Statute of the Association can become a member of the Association.

Article 11. The members of the Association are entered in a register, kept by the Association and which is updated every year.

Article 12. Each member of the Association has the right:

12.1.    To participate in the activity carried out by the Association and in the proceedings of the General Assembly.

12.2.    To be elected for management organs.

12.3.    To exercise control over the work of the Association and the management bodies.

12.4.    To be informed about the activity of the Association.

12.5.    To make use of the Association’s assets and the results from its activity on the condition that they are fulfilled their property obligations according to the decisions of the General Assembly.

12.6.    To receive Association’s assistance for solving problems which are within the competence of the state and public institutions.

Article 13. Each member of the Association is obligated:

13.1     To observe the Statute of the Association and to work for achieving its objectives.

13.2.    To work for increasing the assets of the Association and for rising its public prestige

13.3     To give financial and property support to the Association through paying regularly annual member fee in the terms and in amount, determined from the General Assembly.

Article 14. The members of the Association are accepted by a decision of the General Assembly. The candidates address a written application to the Chairman of the Board of Managers, who considers the application and present the candidature for voting before the General Assembly. Open voting and ordinary majority do admittance of the members.

Article 15. The membership terminates by:

15.1.    Unilateral statement of willing to do so, addressed to the Association;

15.2.    Depth or place a person under full judicial disability;

15.3.    Expulsion;

15.4.    Termination of the legal entity, which is a member of the Association;

15.5.    Obsolescence;

15.6.    Termination of the Association;

Article 16. The Board of Managers of the Association in case of guilty conduct, which renders further membership incompatible, makes the decision for expulsion. The expulsion decision must be taken by the General Assembly in case of culpable conduct which makes further membership incompatible. The expulsion decision must be taken with 2/3 majority of all General Assembly members.

Article 17. Membership obsolescence is at hand in case there is systematic non-participation in the Association’s activity - more than three times. The Board of Managers with documents and with a due decision, with which membership is terminated, ascertains obsolescence.

 

ІІІ.  ASSETS, SOURCE OF FUNDS

Article 18. The Association’s assets consist of the ownership right and other property rights on the basic and working means, property and voluntary contributions from the members, receipts and other rights, depending on the current regulations.

Article 19. 

19.1     The members of the Association can make  initial, annual and target contributions. By the decision of the General Assembly is defined the amount of the affiliation and annual fees, made with majority of more than half of total number of the Association’s members.

19.2.    The first annual fee is in full amount, regardless of the date of Association’s establishment;

19.3     By decision of the General Assembly, the members of the Association can make special payments for achieving a definite purpose. By its decision, the General decision determines the objective, the amount and the method of gathering the member fees. That decision makes with the majority of more than half of total number of Association’s members.

 

IV. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Article 20. 

20.1.    By decision of the General Assembly, the Association will carry out economical activity, only if it is related with the main activity and if the incomes are used for achieving the objectives settled in the Statute.

20.2.    The execution and the control over the performed economical activity are assigned to the Board of Managers.

Article 21.  If there are any losses according to the annual financial statement, the General Assembly may take a decision to cover them by additional payments from the members of the Association. The decision is taken with ordinarily majority.

 

V. MANAGEMENT

Article 22. The bodies of the Association are the General Assembly and the Board of Managers. Subsidiary bodies are “Study council” and “Monitoring committee”.

Article 23. The General Assembly is a supreme collective body of the Association in which all members participate personally or by a proxy.

Article 24.  

24.1.    Members – legal entities are represented in the General Assembly by their legal representatives or by an expressly authorized person;

24.2.    Proxies do not have the right to authorize third persons with their rights;

24.3.    Proxies may represent more than one member of the General Assembly.

Article 25.  The General Assembly has the following competence:

25.1.    To amend and supplement the Statute of the Association;

25.2.    To accept other internal regulations;

25.3.    To transform and terminate the Association;

25.4     To admit members;

25.5.    To elect and dismiss members of the Board of Managers;

25.6.    To take a decision for participation in other organizations;

25.7.    To accept the main tendencies and programme of the Association’s activity;

25.8     To decide on the amount and method of payment of the property contributions;

25.9.    To take decisions for determining the organization and order of the implementation of the Association’s activity;

25.10.  To accept the budget of the Association;

25.11.  To accept the report on the activity implemented by the Board of Managers;

25.12. To approve the annual report for the activity;

25.13. To nominate liquidators for termination of the Association, except for the cases of insolvency;

25.14. To consider a complaints against the Board of Managers for termination of the membership;

25.15.  To repeal the decisions of the Board of managers, which are contradicted to the law or to the Statute of the Association;

25.16.  To decide on the acquisition and expropriation of real estate as well as on the establishment of real rights on it.

Article 26.  

26.1.    The General Assemblies are ordinary and extraordinary. Regular sessions of the General Assembly are held at least once a year.

26.2     The General Assembly may be summoned at any time by the Board of Managers - an extraordinary General Assembly;

Article 27.    

27.1.    The General Assembly summons on the initiative of the Board of Managers or at the request of 1/3 of the Association’s members.

27.2.    If not summoned within two weeks, the General Assembly must by summoned by the court, in the region of the domicile of the Association, after filing a written request by the members concerned or their representative.

27.3.    The General Assembly is summoned by invitation, which contains its agenda. The invitation must be sent to all members of the Association by post no later than 14 days before the date of holding the General Assembly.

Article 28. The General Assembly is considered as legitimate, if more than half of the Association members are presentIn the event of lack of quorum, the sitting will be delayed with one hour and then will be held notwithstanding the number of the present members.

Article 29.  Each member has the right of one vote.

Article 30.  The Chairman of the General Assembly’s sitting is the Chairman of the Board of Managers.

Article 31. Ordinary majority of the present members accepts the decisions of the General Assembly.  The decisions mentioned in Article 25 paragraphs 1 and З are taken with 2/3 majority of the present members.

Article 32. The decisions of the General Assembly come into force immediately unless their effect is postponed or if by the law the decisions come into force after promulgation in the "Official Journal".

Article 33. In special book is kept the protocol of the meeting of the General Assembly.

 

VІ.Board of Managers

Article 34. 

34.1.    The association is managed by a Board whose members are elected by the General Assembly. The association is represented by the Chairman of the Board.

34.2.    The Board of Managers consists of 3 (three) members at the least who are members of the Association or are representatives of legal entities participating in the AssociationThe legal entities, members of the Association, can nominate individuals who are not members of the Association.

34.3.    The Board of Managers elects among its members a Chairman.

34.4.    The Board of Managers consists of at least 1 (one) representative of the municipalities, members of the Association, who is elected by the relevant Municipal Council(s). The General Assembly makes the specific election.

34.4.    The Board of Managers is authorized in term of 3 (three) years.

34.5.    The members of the Board of Managers may be reelected without limitation.

Article 35. The members of the Board of Managers should:

35.1.    Have permanent residence in the country

35.2.    Possess the necessary experience and qualification

35.3.    Must not have been convicted or imprisoned for a deliberate crime of general nature

35.4.    Be legally capable.

Article 35.a. The Members of the Board of Managers are discharged ahead of term:

35a.1. At their own free will, declared in a written form towards the Board of Managers’ Chairman;

35a.2. In case of no longer fitting the conditions provided by Article 35;

35a.3. By a General Assembly’s decision, taken by majority of more than half its members.

Article 36.  The Board of Managers of the Association:

36.1.    Represents the Association and determines the scope of the representative authority of its members;

36.2.    Ensures the executions of the General Assembly’s decisions;

36.3.    Ensures the management and the protection of the Association’s property;

36.4.    Accepts the organizational-management structure and conducts competitions for personnel appointment;

36.5.    Determines the order and organizes the execution of the Association’s activity;

36.6.    Submits a report on the Association’s activity to the General Assembly;

36.7.    Submits a draft-budget to the General Assembly;

36.8.    Ensures the executions of the General Assembly’s decisions;

36.9.    Solves all other issues, except for those, which lie within the competence of the General Assembly;

36.10. Assigns the address of the Association’s management office;

36.11.  Makes decisions for acquiring, expropriation of movable property and for establishment of property rights on them.

Article 37 

37.1.    The Board of Managers’ meetings are regular and extraordinary. The Board of Managers is summoned to regular meetings at least once in 6 (six) months, in order to consider the state and the development of the Association.

37.2.    The Board of Managers’ meetings are summoned and managed by its Chairman, and a record of the meetings is kept.

37.3.    The Executive Manager as well as each member of the Board of Managers may request that the Chairman summons an extraordinary meeting for consideration of separate matters and for taking decisions about the activity of the Association.

37.4.    The Board of Managers may take decisions, if the meeting is attended by more than half of its members.

37.5.    The Board of Managers may take decisions without necessarily holding a meeting, if the protocol containing the decisions is signed by all of the Board of Managers’ members without any remarks and objections. In such cases, all documents and materials referring to the decision have to be attached to the protocol.

 

VІІ. EXECUTIVE MANAGER

Article 38.   

38.1.    The Board of Managers assigns the operative management to Executive Manager. Its appointment is a matter of a competition carried out by the Board of Managers. The contract is signed by the chairman of the association. Until the competition is held the Board of Managers assigns the Executive Manager

38.2     The Executive Manager:

38.2.1  Is directly subordinated to the Board of Managers and response before it;

38.2.2  Organizes the implementation of the Board of Managers’ decisions;

            38.2.3  Establishes contacts with the energy suppliers and energy users, as well as with institutions conducting researches in this direction;

            38.2.4. Introduces and is responsible for the implementation of programs for research and development of energy, as well as establishing ties with the society and public energy information;

            38.2.5. Prepares and is responsible for the organization of trainings, symposia and seminars;

38.2.6. Appoints and implements the operative management of the Association’s regular staff, in accordance with the Board of Managers’ decisions under Article 36.4;

38.2.7. By the decision of the Board of Management, represents the Association in specific occasions;

38.2.8. The Executive Manager does not have the right to expropriate and to burden the property of the Association, unless expressly authorized to do so by the Board of Mangers;

38.2.9. Prepares quarterly and annual reports on the Association’s activity;

38.2.10. Organizes and is responsible for the expenditures and the overhead costs of the Association (consumables, book-keeping, etc.)

38.2.11. Carries all other expenditures and financial obligations, following a Board of Managers’ decision;

38.2.12. Prepares an annual and financial plan for the Association’s activity and presents them to the Board of Managers;

38.2.13. Represents the Association towards external individuals and organizations, together with the Board of Managers’ Chairman.

Article 39. The Executive Manager receives monthly salary, appointed in concluded contract between him and the Association, represented by the Chairman of the Board of Mangers.

 

VІІ.a. AUXILIARY BODIES

Article 39a

39a.1.  A Scientific Committee functions in the framework of the Association. It has the obligations to support and consult the other Association’s bodies in terms of making their decisions and performing their scientific and research activities in the field of energy efficiency and new technologies’ application.

39a.2. The Scientific Committee consists of 4 (four) members who are elected by the Board of Managers for a period of 2 (two) years. The members may be re-elected without any restrictions.

39a.3. For members of the Scientific Committee’s only individuals with outstanding knowledge and experience in the field of energy and energy efficiency, representing the major private and public institutions at regional and national level can be nominated and elected.

Article 39b

39b.1.  A Monitoring Committee functions in the framework of the Association. It has the obligations to supervise the compliance with the law, the Statute, the internal regulations and the decisions of the Agency’s bodies as well as the expenditures, the budget execution and the protection of the Association’s property.

39b.2. The Monitoring Committee consists of 2 (two) members who are elected by the Board of Managers.

39b.3. In conjuncture with fulfillment of obligations, the Monitoring Committee members have a full access to all necessary information and documents of the Association.

39b.4. In case of ascertaining violation, the Monitoring Committee has to immediately notify the Board of Managers’ Chairman.

 

VІІІ. TERMINATION AND LIQUIDATION

Article 40. The Association may be terminated in the following cases:

40.1.    With a decision of the General Assembly;

40.2.    Upon declaring insolvent;

40.3     With a decision of the regional court of domicile registration in the events, determined by the Law on non-profit legal entities.

Article 41. 

41.1.    Upon termination of the Association, liquidation is performed.

41.2.    The Board of Managers elects liquidator who conducts the liquidation of the Association. He performs actions for liquidating, stipulated in the Commercial Act, encashment of the property and satisfying creditors’ claims.

 

ІХ. BOOKS

Article 42. The Association keeps a book for the protocol of the meetings of the General Assembly and keeps a register with information about its members.

 

Х. TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL REGULATIONS

Article 43. The interpretation or the application of the Association’s Statute is conformity with the provisions of the common Bulgarian legislation and the Law on non-profit legal entities.