|Consultation:||FYEG General Assembly 2022|
|Agenda item:||1. Statutory Documents|
Article 1 : Name
An international non-profit organisation was set up bearing the name of
“Fédération des Jeunes Écologistes Européens” in accord with the Belgian law of
October 25th 1919 and recognised by royal decree of March 20th 1996.
The name of this organisation shall be from now: “ Federation of Young European
Greens “ , abbreviated “ FYEG AISBL“, and the organisation is now under the
rules of title III of the Belgian law of 27 June 1921 concerning the non profit
organisations, the international non profit organisations and the foundations.
Article 2 : Address of the administrative seat .
The seat of the organisation is at the address: Rue du Taciturne 34, 1000
The seat can be moved to any other place in Belgium by decision of the Executive
Committee if published in the annexes of the Moniteur Belge.
Article 3 : Objective
The organisation has the following non-profit making goals of international
A) To organise the education of the member organisations and their individual
members. Thee education will be on the field of ecology, sustainability,
democracy, social justice and international solidarity.
B) For this the federation will assist its members with the extension of their
network and provide educational and practical assistance to their activities.
C) Provide a forum where young people with greens sympathies from all over
Europe can engage in a meaningful dialogue.
The activities that the federation organises to achieve above goals are the
A) Activities exchange
B) Seminars and study sessions
C) Training programs
D) Awareness raising campaigns
Article 4 : Members
The organisation is open to Belgians and foreigners.
It is composed of organisations with legal personality according to the laws and
customs of the country they are founded in. There are three categories of member
• Full members
• Candidate members
• Associate members
Article 5 : Joining. Leaving and exclusion
5.1 Conditions for joining
Joining the federation is subject to following conditions:
1. Full Members:
To become a full member the organisation has to be a candidate member for at
least one year. To become a full member the candidate organisation shall send an
official application to FYEG Secretariat. This application shall include its
statutes, the number of individual members, age limit, list of activities,
budget and all other possibly relevant information. The organisation will then
be visited by at least one member of the Executive Committee. The Executive
Committee will then advise the General Assembly about the application.
Full members can participate in the General Assembly, have speaking rights and
have voting rights at the GA.
2. Candidate members:
Candidate members shall be organisations who have the ambition to within a
certain time frame apply for full membership. Candidate members should fulfill
the following criteria:
• Be active on a regional or national level.
• Consist mainly of young people
• Subscribe the statutes and the political platform of FYEG AISBL.
• Send an official application to FYEG with its statutes, number of individual
members, age limit, list of activities, budget and all other possibly relevant
The Executive Committee will present the application to the next General
Candidate members can participate in the General Assembly, have speaking rights
but do not have voting rights.
3. Associate member:
An organisation that doesn’t want to become a full member or doesn’t fulfill all
criteria can apply for associate membership. They shall send an official
application to the secretariat of the federation together with its statutes,
number of members, age limit, list of activities, budget and all relevant
Associate members can participate in the General Assembly, have speaking rights
but do not have voting rights.
5.2 Leaving the federation
Every member organisation can at all times cancel its membership. For this they
shall send a signed letter to the Executive Committee with a motivation for the
cancellation of their membership.
The Executive Committee shall inform the next General Assembly about this
motivation. A member organisation that leaves the federation loses all claims to
the assets of the organisation.
5.3 Suspension and exclusion
Suspension of membership can be proposed by the Executive Committee to the
General Assembly. The suspension will be decided upon by the General Assembly
with a two third majority. Suspended member organisations can ask the revocation
of their suspension at the next General Assembly. For this, they shall send a
signed motivation letter to the Executive Committee one month before the General
Exclusion of a member organisation can be proposed by the Executive Committee to
the General Assembly. The suspension will be decided upon by the General
Assembly with a two third majority. Suspended or expelled member organisations
have no claim on the assets of the organisation.
Article 6 : Membership fee
The member organisations pay a yearly contribution of maximum 10.000 euro as
determined by the General Assembly on proposal of the Executive Committee.
Article 7 : The General Assembly
7.1. Powers of the General Assembly
The General Assembly has the broadest competence in order to achieve the goals
and activities of the organisation. The following competences are exclusive to
the General Assembly:
a) changing the statutes
b) electing and expelling Executive Committee members
c) Approval of the budget and annual accounts
d) Acquittal of Executive Committee members
e) Voluntary disbanding of the organisation
f) Expulsion of a member organisation
g) Other powers:
• the acceptance and changing of the internal rules of procedure (IRPs)
• the acceptance and changing of the political platform
The General Assembly consists of all member organisations.
Only full members have voting rights.
All full members have two votes.
Candidate member organisations and associate members can attend the General
Assembly but have no voting rights.
7.3. Meeting and official call.
The General Assembly is chaired by a presidency proposed by the Executive
Committee and elected by the General Assembly. The General Assembly meets every
year at the administrative seat or any other place as described in the official
Call. The call will be made by the Executive Committee and will be sent out by
email or any other communication tool. The call shall be issued at least one
month before the General Assembly and will contain the points on the agenda.
An extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly can be called by the Executive
Committee or one fifth of the full members in the following cases:
• One fifth of the full members thinks to have sufficient evidence that the
Executive Committee is acting either against the Goals of the federation or by
its decisions and actions is gravely endangering the organisation.
• The Executive Committee judges that an unforeseen and extraordinary situation
has arisen which makes it necessary for the General Assembly to meet. And by the
The member organisations who wish to call an extraordinary General Assembly
inform by signed letter the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has 8
days after receiving the letter to make the necessary preparations and issue the
call. The call will be made by the Executive Committee and will be sent out by
email or any other communication tool. The call shall be issued at least eight
days before the General Assembly and will contain the points on the agenda.
7.4. Decision making
The General Assembly can only take binding decisions if more than half of its
full members are present.
The General Assembly can add points to the agenda of the meeting.
Except in the cases foreseen in these statutes and in the IRPs, all decisions
are taken by simple majority of the present and represented member
All decisions taken will be communicated to the member organisations in the
following way. The minutes of the General Assembly will be sent out to the
member organisations within 14 days by email or any other communication tool.
The decisions of the General Assembly are noted down and published on the FYEG
Article 8. Changing the statutes and disbanding
All proposals for changing of the statutes or disbanding the organisation will
come from the executive committee or 5% of the full members of the organisation.
The executive committee has to inform the member organisations at least one
month before the General Assembly which proposals will be discussed as well as
about the proposals themselves.
The General Assembly can only change the statutes with a two third majority.
The General Assembly decides the way the organisation will disband and fulfil
its obligation. The assets after the disbanding will be donated to a legal
person with a similar goals as the disbanded organisation, decided upon by the
Article 9. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is entrusted with all matters of management concern
except those that belong to the General Assembly.
The Executive Committee and the Secretary General are in charge of the daily
management of the organisation. The competences of the daily management are
described in article 11 and in the Internal Rules of Procedure.
9.2. Composition of the Executive Committee
The organisation is run by the Executive Committee, consisting of at least three
members. The members are elected by the General Assembly for one year and their
mandate can be renewed three times. Their function will be ceased by death,
resignation, civil incapacity or legal guardianship, dismissal or ending of the
term of their mandate.
Executive Committee members can be dismissed by the General Assembly who decides
on this with a two third majority. In case of a mandate not filled in, the
Executive Committee can choose to announce a by-election for a replacement who
continues the mandate.
Within the Executive Committee there are two Co-Spokespersons and a Treasurer.
9.3. Meeting and call
The Executive Committee meets at least four times a year. The call will be sent
out by email or any other communication tool.
9.4. Decision making
The Executive Committee can only meet validly if at least half of its members
plus one are present or represented.
Decisions of the Executive Committee are taken by simple majority of the members
present and represented.
9.5. Register of the decisions
The decisions are noted down in minutes kept by the secretary general who
ensures the accessibility of the minutes to member organisations.
Article 10. Legal representation of the
All documents binding the organisation need to be, except in cases of special
mandates, signed by a member of the executive committee or the secretary general
and who need to present a justification of their mandate to third parties.
The Executive Committee acts for the organisation as plaintiff or defender in
juridical cases and is represented in them by a member of the Executive
Committee or the secretary general.
Article 11. Daily management
The daily management consists of the Executive Committee and the secretary
The secretary general is an employee and is hired by the Executive Committee
according to the procedures written down in the IRPs.
All members of the daily management have full access to the financial accounts
of the organisation.
For things concerning these accounts, the signature of only one of the members
of the daily management is required.
The daily management can represent the organisation legally as stated in article
Article 12. Budget and annual account
The fiscal year of the organisation starts January 1st and ends December 31st.
In accordance with article 53 of the law, the annual accounts of the previous
fiscal year and the budget of the next fiscal year are every year made by the
Executive Committee and presented for approval presented to the General
Article 13. General provisions
For everything that is not foreseen in the statutes above, and especially
concerning the publications in the annexes to the Moniteur Belge, will be acted
in accordance with the provisions of title III of the law of 27 June 1921
concerning the non-profit organisations, international non profit organisations
and the foundations.