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Governance

The Association operates through its statutory bodies.

 

AGM

The AGM chaired by the Chairman and consists of all its Associates. It appoints all other bodies of the Association who shall hold office for three terms, which in turn may be confirmed; it deliberates on the reports submitted by the Board of Directors; it approves the financial budget and final accounts, as well as the amendments to the Statute.

 

Chairman of the Association

By statute, the Chairman is invested with the power of legal representation of the Association, he or she convenes with and chairs the Board of Directors, exercising the broadest powers of initiative, necessary for the proper management and promotion of the Association. He or she is responsible for relations with organisations, institutions, national and international public and private enterprises, and other organisations in order to establish collaborations that support the Association’s initiatives.

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is granted powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration of the company. It manages the Association with due regard to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the plans, projects and budget lines approved by the AGM.

 

Managing Director

By statute, the Managing Director is also invested with the power of legal representation of the Association. He or she convenes with the Board of Directors on behalf of the President of the Association and has the power to sign up to a maximum percentage (which is established by the Assembly) of the financial plan. By virtue of the powers conferred by the statute, he or she has full decision-making power in the Association’s programmes and lines of development.

 

Board of Auditors

The Board of Auditors oversees and manages the Association’s account. The Auditors therefore have access, at any time, to the Association’s accounts and records in order to verify their accuracy. The Board expresses its opinion on the economic-financial budget and may attend Assembly meetings.

 

Secretary General

The Secretary General coordinates project management and communication activities. In particular: it identifies and instructs the programme and projects lines; it is responsible for relations with the directors; it identifies communication strategies; it follows activities and monitors the results; it provides guidance for the proper use of financial resources; it manages relations with institutions and grant recipients; it manages relations with external bodies and individuals on behalf of the Association.

 

Administration and Management Treasury

The Administration and Management Treasury manages the account, as well as technical-administrative and financial activities.

In particular: it prepares all the documents and information in order to ensure the correct representation of the Association’s account; it prepares the financial budget and statements annually; it monitors the availability and management of funds; it is responsible for the assignment and allocation of funds; it ensures the necessary activities for the provision of goods and services; it analyses the current tax legislation and ensures tax compliance; it monitors the management of legal issues; checks the status of supported projects.