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EU-EYE Bye Laws

1. The Society

1.1 The name of the Society is the European Alliance for Vision Research and Ophthalmology (EU-EYE)
1.2 The European Alliance for Vision Research and Ophthalmology is represented by:
– The European Association for the Study of Diabetes;
– The European Eye Bank Association;
– The European Glaucoma Society;
– The European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society;
– The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons;
– The European Society of Retina Specialists;
– The European Association for Vision and Eye Research.

1.3 The society is officially registered in Belgium
1.4 The association is a non-profit-making pan European advocacy organization.
1.5 The main purpose of the Society is:

• To raise political and societal awareness for the increasing need for Vision Research and Ophthalmology at European level.

1.6 The central office of the Society is located in Dublin, Ireland.

2. Members

2.1 The Association consists of ordinary members and ex-officio members. Ex-officio members will abstain from voting.
2.2 The founding associations, institutions or organisation are the first ordinary members and the first ex-officio members.
2.3 The ordinary members as well as the ex-officio members constitute together the General Assembly of Board Members.
2.4 Each member can resign at any time.
2.5 The General Assembly of Board Members decides on a discretionary basis upon the acceptance of the membership application of new members.

3. General Assembly of Board Members

3.1 The Board has the ultimate power to realize the aims and the organisation of the Association.
3.2 The General Assembly of Board members shall convene annually before June 30th of each year, either at the location of the Association or at an address to be determined.
3.3 Each member of the General Assembly of Board Members has one vote at the General Assembly. Ex-officio members will abstain from voting.
3.4 The General Assembly of Board Members will be chaired by the President of the Executive Committee or by default by the senior member first by function, then by age of the Executive Committee.

4. Management

4.1 All powers for the management of the Association lie with the Executive Committee.
4.2 The Executive Committee elects amongst members a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
4.3 The Executive Committee is in charge of the daily management of the Association.

5. Budget and accounts
5.1 The financial year starts on the 1st of January and ends on the 31st of December of each year.
5.2 The accounts of the Association have to be submitted by the Executive Committee for approval by the General Assembly of Board Members.
5.3 The General Assembly of Board Members can decide to constitute a reserve fund and to determine its amount.

6. Modification of the articles of association. Dissolution

6.1 The General Assembly of Board members cannot validly deliberate on such proposals unless at least 3/4 of its members are present or represented. The decision has to be taken with a majority of 2/3 of the votes.

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