We have rules, objectives and regulations

I. Title – Aims – Objectives – Composition

Article 1. An association called the EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY ANATOMISTS (Societas Europaea Anatomorum Veterinariorum) has been founded for the purpose of affording those persons engaged in the study of the anatomy of domestic animals, the opportunity to come together for the advancement of these studies. No time limit has been set for the existence of the Association.

Article 2. The Association will attain its objectives by sponsoring scientific meetings, congresses, publications, lectures and other activities related to the science of the anatomy of domestic animals.

Article 3. The Association is a collective member of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists.

Article 4. The Association consists of members belonging to a European country, or a non-European country, with which contacts are frequent and profitable. It consists of:

a, honorary members, who are nominated in a personal and honorary capacity by the members of the Association in a General Assembly;

b, active members, who are nominated following written application addressed to the Secretary of the Association and whose admission is accepted at a meeting of the General Assembly;

c, senior members, who have been active members and have informed the Secretary General of their retirement from their academic position.

d, preliminary members, who were approved by the Secretary General and paid their membership fee. The preliminary membership is changed to an active membership following decision of the General Assembly. The General Assembly has the power to decline membership in the Association and in such case any form of above membership ceases to exist.

II. Administration and Procedure

Article 5. The administration of the affairs of the Association is in the hands of the General Assembly and an Executive Committee.

Article 6. The General Assembly is composed of all active, honorary, and senior members of the Association. The General Assembly meets every two years, preferably during a session or congress of one of the Associations of Anatomists of a European country affiliated to the International Federation of Anatomy. The place of meeting will be announced two years ahead of time by the Committee.

Article 7. The General Assembly is empowered to make a decision on any matter concerning the Association. The General Assembly adjudges admissions, resignations and disbarments. The General Assembly approves the composition, accounts and activities of the Executive Committee. The latter is elected by the General Assembly, except for the representative of young generation members, who is nominated through election by its peers, during a separate meeting of the young generation members. The proposed representative of the young generation assumes office after approval by the General Assembly.

Article 8. The decisions of the General Assembly shall be taken by a simple majority of the members present or represented by bearers of written proxy.

Article 9. The Executive Committee consists of a President, a Vice-President, a General Secretary, a Treasurer-Archivist, a representative of young generation members. It is elected every four years; members retiring from office are eligible for re-election.

Article 10. The Executive Committee carries out General Assembly resolutions, establishes the budget, organizes the Association’s activities. Members are authorized to participate in decisions by correspondence.

Article 11. The President and the Secretary are the Association’s official representatives. The Executive Committee may temporarily entrust this role to another member of the Association.

Article 12. Association headquarters are established in the city of residence of the Treasurer.

Article 13. English is the official language of the Association

III. Funds of the Association

Article 14. The Association’s funds will be composed of:

a, membership fees, the amount of which is determined by the General Assembly;

b, grants from the Governments, public authorities, organizations or private citizens;

c, surplus receipts resulting from the activities of the Association.

Article 15. The President sanctions the expenditures. The Treasurer keeps accounts of all money received and spent, and also of other accounts found necessary. He files and keeps the Association’s records.

IV. Modification of Statutes – Dissolution

Article 16. Any member may propose an amendment of the statutes provided he gives notice to the Committee at least three months before a General Assembly.

Article 17. No amendment of statutes is valid unless it is accepted by two-thirds of the members present or represented by proxy members at the General Assembly.

Article 18. Dissolution will be decided by the General Assembly by a majority of two-thirds of the members present or represented by proxy. In case of dissolution, the General Assembly appoints three commissioners entrusted with the liquidation of the Association’s property.

V. Internal Regulations

Article 19. The General Assembly may, when necessary, lay down one or more administrative regulations ruling on the operations of the Association and the various activities organized by it.