Statutes of the association JugendInterKult e.V.
§ 1 Name and seat of the association
The name of the association is JugendInterKult e.V. It has its headquarters in Sankt Augustin.
§ 2 Purpose and tasks of the association
1.The association JugendInterKult is committed to the promotion of international youth encounters and intercultural understanding. He also supports charities and the Tent of Nations near Bethlehem that serve this purpose. It particularly supports children and young people, but also women and other people who are socially or otherwise disadvantaged.
2.the association works worldwide, especially in the Middle East. It is addressed to all people of good will and of all religions, esp. to Christians, Muslims and Jews who want to recognize and promote the fundamental equality of the world’s religions. For the tasks in question, it can send employees who voluntarily commit themselves contractually to the association and its project specifications for a certain period of time.
3. the association is party-politically neutral, cross-nationality and cross-religious.
4.it wants to support the equal coexistence within societies and social groups, especially of Christians, Muslims and Jews.
5.the purpose of the statutes is realized in particular through
a) Organization, implementation and promotion of encounter measures of the international youth exchange as well as the intercultural understanding
b) Projects with children and young people (including artistic design, theater, dance, film) and through childcare.
c) Promotion of projects for development aid, peace and international understanding.
d) Supporting young people who volunteer in social and humanitarian institutions, especially in the Middle East.
e) promoting young people in the fields of theater, dance, film, music and visual arts
f) Organization, implementation and promotion of projects for the integration of immigrants in Germany, especially war refugees and asylum seekers.
g) Support of events that serve the purpose of promotion.
§ 3 Non-profit status
- The association exclusively and directly pursues charitable and benevolent purposes within the meaning of the section “tax-privileged purposes” of the German Tax Code.
- The association is selflessly active. It does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.
- Funds of the Association may only be used for purposes in accordance with the Articles of Association. Members shall not receive any benefits from the funds of the Association. No person may benefit from expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or from disproportionately high remuneration.
§ 4 Membership
- Any natural or legal person who supports the goals according to § 2 can become a member of the association.
- There are active and supporting members (Board of Trustees). Active members have active and passive voting rights. Supporting members have no voting rights.
- Prerequisite for the acquisition of membership is a written declaration of membership to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors decides on the admission of a member by simple majority. The application may be rejected without giving reasons.
- Legal entities have only active voting rights as members. Natural persons do not have the right to vote until they reach the age of 16, and they do not have the right to stand for election until they reach the age of 18.
- Membership ends by voluntary resignation, exclusion or death of the member. Voluntary termination of membership must be declared in writing (by mail or e-mail) to the Board of Directors at the end of the fiscal year, giving three months’ notice.
- The exclusion of a member with immediate effect can be pronounced if the member grossly violates the statutes, the purpose of the statutes or the interests of the association or is in arrears with the membership fee for more than one year despite a reminder.
The board of directors decides on the exclusion of a member with a simple majority. Prior to exclusion, the member shall be given the opportunity to comment on the allegations made within a period of 14 days. The decision of the Executive Board shall be communicated to the member in writing.
A written objection to the exclusion of a member may be lodged with the Board of Directors within 14 days, on which the General Meeting shall decide.
§ 5 Membership fees and donations
- The annual membership fee is determined by the general meeting. Dues are due at the end of the first quarter of the calendar year. Members should join the dues collection system.
- In addition, members should make an annual donation to the association.
- Honorary members are exempt from the obligation to pay dues.
§ 6 Organs of the association
Organs of the association are
a) the board of directors
b) the general meeting
c) the Board of Trustees
§ 7 The Executive Board
The board of directors must consist of members of the association. If a member of the Executive Board resigns, his or her position as a member of the Executive Board shall automatically expire.
- The Board of Directors consists of
a) the chairperson
b) up to two deputy chairmen
c) the treasurer.
d) The Executive Board may also include up to eight assessors.
- The Board of Directors is elected by the General Meeting for a period of two years. The election of the members of the Board of Directors shall take place in separate ballots. The Executive Board shall remain in office until new elections are held. Re-election is permitted. At the request of a member, the election shall be by secret ballot. In the event of the resignation of a member of the Executive Board during an election period, the Executive Board shall supplement itself until the next General Meeting.
- The executive board in the sense of § 26 BGB are the chairperson, the deputy chairperson and the treasurer.
- The Chairperson is authorized to represent the Association alone, the other members of the Executive Board only together with another member of the Executive Board within the meaning of Section 26 of the German Civil Code (BGB).
- The Board of Directors has a quorum if at least half of its members are present. The resolutions of the Board of Directors shall be recorded in the minutes. The Board of Directors decides by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.
- Duties of the Chairperson:
a) chairing the meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly of Members
b) Preparation of the agenda
c) Presentation of the annual report to the general meeting of members
d) applying for grants and seeking sponsors and donations
- The executive board has the following tasks in particular:
a) the management of the Association and the administration of its assets. For this purpose, the full Executive Board (see below) may hire employees and rent office space.
b) the regular control and monitoring of the projects and encounter actions.
- Tasks of the full board (§ 7, para. 1) are in particular
a) the evaluation of the projects and meeting measures
b) the development of funding guidelines and corresponding application forms
c) the preparation of a budget
d) preparation and convening of the General Assembly of Members
e) the execution of the resolutions of the General Assembly of Members
f) the appointment of members of the Board of Trustees
- The treasurer manages the cash transactions independently. She/he is represented by the chairperson. The treasurer and the chairperson each have power of disposal over the accounts of the association.
- The Treasurer may make disbursements only with the approval of the Chair or Vice Chair.
- Resolutions may also be passed in writing or by telephone in cases of urgency if no member of the Board of Management objects in writing.
- The members of the Board of Directors perform their duties on an honorary basis. In accordance with their time commitment to the Association, the Board may propose an appropriate annual expense allowance for each Board member to the General Meeting for decision.
§ 8 The General Meeting
- The General Meeting is responsible in particular for
a) the acceptance of the annual report of the Board of Directors
b) the discharge of the Management Board
c) approval of the budget
d) the election and deselection of the board of directors
e) the election of the cash auditors
f) the determination of the amount of the annual contribution
g) Motions of the members
h) the appointment of honorary members
i) Amendment of the Articles of Association and dissolution of the Association
k) the appeal against the exclusion of a member.
- The ordinary general meeting is held at least once a year.
- The meeting shall be convened in writing by mail or e-mail by the chairperson, who shall announce the agenda. There must be at least 14 days between the date of dispatch of the invitation and the date of the General Meeting.
- Motions from members must be received by the chairperson one week prior to the general meeting. Motions to amend the Articles of Association and to vote the Executive Board out of office must be received by the Chairperson no later than four weeks prior to the General Meeting.
- The General Meeting, having been convened in accordance with the Articles of Association, shall constitute a quorum irrespective of the number of members present.
- The right to vote in the general meeting can also be exercised by a representative with written power of attorney, who must be a member himself/herself. However, each member may not represent more than one member.
- Resolutions shall be adopted by a majority of the votes cast. Abstentions and invalid votes shall not be taken into account when calculating the majority.
- A majority of 2/3 of the votes cast is required to amend the Articles of Association, and a majority of 3/4 of the votes cast is required to amend the purpose of the Association or to dissolve the Association.
- Extraordinary General Meetings shall be convened by the Chairperson if the interests of the Association so require or if at least 1/3 of the members request such a meeting in writing, stating the reasons and the items on the agenda to be discussed.
- Minutes of the General Meeting shall be taken and signed by the chairman of the meeting and the keeper of the minutes.
§ 9 The Board of Trustees
- The Board of Trustees shall consist of at least three members, who need not be members of the Association. They are appointed by the Board of Directors for an indefinite period. A resignation at one’s own request or a dismissal by the Executive Board is possible at any time.
- Members of the Board of Trustees may advise the Executive Board and participate in the General Meetings in an advisory capacity.
§ 10 Financing
- The Association acquires the funds necessary for its purposes through membership dues, donations in cash and in kind, and contributions of all kinds
- The Executive Board shall decide on the use of the funds in accordance with the purpose of the Articles of Association.
§ 11 Cash audit
- The two auditors and two deputy auditors to be elected by the General Meeting for the current fiscal year may not be members of the Executive Board. They are elected for two financial years. Re-election is possible. In the event that the auditors are unable to perform their duties, two deputy auditors may be elected for two financial years.
- The provisions on the election of the Executive Board shall apply mutatis mutandis to the election of the auditors.
- The cash audit shall take place in the month preceding the general meeting and shall cover the previous fiscal year.
- The auditors shall audit the annual financial statements of the Executive Board and report thereon at the next ordinary General Meeting.
§ 12 Fiscal year
The fiscal year is the calendar year.
§ 13 Dissolution of the association
- Unless the General Meeting decides otherwise, the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson shall be jointly authorized liquidators.
- In the event of the dissolution of the association or the discontinuation of tax-privileged purposes, the assets of the association shall be transferred to the Grünhelme e.V. association in Troisdorf or, in the event of its dissolution, to the Solwodi Deutschland e.V. association with the stipulation that the assets of the association be used directly and exclusively for charitable purposes.
§ 14 Articles of Association
The Articles of Association come into force upon entry into the Register of Associations at the Local Court of Siegburg.
Sankt Augustin, 17.05.2011
last change of the statutes: 28.11.2022