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Article 1. The association named as the "Asociación Española de Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre India" (AEEII) or the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary Studies in English, is established under Organic Law 1/2002 of 22 March and the complementary standards, with full legal and acting capacity, as a non-profit organisation.

Article 2. This association is established for an unlimited period of time.

Article 3. This association has the following purposes and activities:

  1. To promote studies on India from different relevant disciplines.
  2. To establish scientific relations with national and overseas centres dedicated to similar tasks.
  3. To organise interdisciplinary courses, conferences and/or meetings on related topics.
  4. To participate directly and/or indirectly in all commissions, debates, round table meetings, conferences, seminars and/or meetings where its participation may be required, which may be promoted by public or private bodies with links to India.
  5. To serve as promoter, advisor and/or collaborator in performing academic and cultural activities related to the study of the topic in question.
  6. To draft publications that include the work carried out by its members and facilitate scientific relations with other national and overseas centres.
  7. To execute all types of advertising and dissemination activities whose goal is to boost knowledge and research on India.
  8. To serve as a platform for information, consultancy and support for its members, in order to facilitate their projects and activities regarding studies of this type, as well as for any public or private body that may request its participation for the same goals.
  9. To coordinate, develop and/or conduct learning workshops and/or specialisation courses open to associations, organisations and/or natural and legal persons who may be interested in working on similar topics.
  10. To perform the corresponding legal actions before any authority in compliance with its social goals.
  11. Any other purpose or function that may be proposed and approved by the persons that constitute the Entity.

Article 4. The registered address of the Association is the address of the founder-president of the Association (Calle Lineros 21, 1º. 14002 Córdoba) and the primary territorial scope of its activities is the entire Spanish territory.


Article 5. The Association shall be governed and represented by an Executive Board consisting of: a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and between 1 and 7 spokespersons. All the positions of the Executive Board shall be non-remunerative. These shall be appointed and revoked by the Extraordinary General Meeting and their term shall last two years.

Article 6. The persons appointed to these positions may voluntarily resign in writing to the Executive Board. They may be dismissed for failure to comply with their obligations, and owing to the expiry of their term of office.

Article 7. Members of the Executive Board who have completed their term of office, shall continue to hold their positions until their replacements have accepted their responsibilities.

Article 8. The Executive Board shall meet as often as stipulated by the President and at their initiative or at the petition of at least 60% of its members. It shall be constituted when half plus one of its members are in attendance and resolutions shall be valid when carried by a majority vote. In the event of a tied vote, the President shall have the casting vote.

Article 9. The Powers of the Executive Board: The powers of the Executive Board shall encompass in general all the activities related to the goals of the association, provided they do not require, according to these Statutes, the express authorisation of the General Meeting. The specific powers of the Executive Board are:

  1. To conduct the social activities and to perform the financial and administrative management of the Association, undertaking to execute the appropriate contracts and actions.
  2. To execute the resolutions of the General Meeting.
  3. To draft and present the Balance Sheets and Annual Accounts for approval by the General Meeting.
  4. To decide on the admission of new members.
  5. To appoint delegates for a certain activity of the Association.
  6. Any other power that is not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the General Meeting of members.

Article 10. The President shall have the following duties: To act as the legal representative of the Association before all public and private bodies; to call, chair and adjourn the sessions held by the General Meeting and the Executive Board, as well as to guide the discussions in both; to order payments and to sign and authorise documents, minutes and correspondence; to adopt any urgent measure that may be advisable for the smooth functioning of the Association or that may be necessary or convenient for performing its activities, without prejudice to their subsequent accountability to the Executive Board.

Article 11. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to conduct the purely administrative tasks of the Association, to issue certificates, maintain the books of the association that are required by law and the list of members. They shall retain the documentation of the entity, and ensure the dispatch of communications regarding appointments to the Executive Board and other social agreements that are to be recorded in the corresponding Registries. The Treasurer shall be responsible for presenting the annual accounts and discharging the corresponding documentary obligations under the terms established by law. They shall collect and retain the funds belonging to the Association and carry out the payment orders issued by the President.

Article 12. The Spokespersons shall fulfil the duties of their positions as members of the Executive Board, as well as those that arise from delegations or work commissions set up by the Board.

Article 13. Should any vacancies arise within the term of office of any of the members of the Executive Board, they shall be provisionally covered by the Board until the definitive appointment by the Extraordinary General Meeting.


Article 14. The General Meeting is the highest governing body of the Association and it shall consist of all the members.

Article 15. The nature of the General Meeting shall be ordinary and extraordinary. The ordinary General Meeting shall be held once every year. The extraordinary General Meetings shall be held as and when dictated by the circumstances, based on the judgement of the President, when agreed upon by the Executive Board or when proposed in writing by 60% of the members.

Article 16. The calls for the General Meetings shall be made in writing, stating the venue, day and time of the meeting as well as the agenda with specific mention of the topics to be discussed. There shall be at least seven days between the summons and the date set for the Meeting in the first call. If applicable, the date and time for holding the Meeting in the second call may also be stated, with a period of not less than half an hour between the two calls.

Article 17. The powers of the Ordinary General Meeting are:

  1. To approve, if necessary, the management of the Executive Board.
  2. To review and approve the Annual Accounts.
  3. To approve or refuse the proposals made by the Executive Board with regard to the activities of the Association.
  4. To set the ordinary or extraordinary fees.
  5. Any other topic that is not the exclusive jurisdiction of the Extraordinary Meeting.

Article 18. It is the responsibility of the Extraordinary General Meeting:

  1. To appoint the members of the Executive Board.
  2. To modify the Statutes.
  3. To dissolve the Association.
  4. To expel members, when proposed by the Executive Board.
  5. To constitute Federations or become a part of them.

Article 19. The binding nature of the agreements: The resolutions adopted according to the aforementioned provisions shall be binding on all associated persons, even those not in attendance, to be entered in a book of minutes signed by the President and the Secretary.


Article 20. All persons with the capacity to act and who are interested in developing the goals of the Association may become a member of the Association.

Article 21. The Association shall have the following classes of members:

  1. Founder members, who shall be those who participate in the founding ceremony of the Association.
  2. Members who join after the founding of the Association.
  3. Honorary members, who are deemed worthy of this distinction owing to their prestige or for having made a significant contribution to the development of the Association. The appointment of honorary members shall be proposed by the Executive Board and approved in the General Meeting.

Article 22. Members may cease to be associated with the Association for any of the following causes:

  1. Voluntary resignation, communicated in writing to the Executive Board.
  2. Non-compliance with the financial duties, if they cease to pay the periodic fees.

Article 23. Members and founder members shall have the following rights:

  1. To participate in all activities organised by the Association in the fulfilment of its goals.
  2. To enjoy all the advantages and benefits obtained by the Association.
  3. To participate in the Meetings with the right to speak and vote.
  4. To be eligible for election to the executive positions.
  5. To receive information on the resolutions adopted by the Association's bodies.
  6. To make suggestions to the Executive Board members in order to better achieve the goals of the Association.

Article 24. Members and founder members shall have the following duties:

  1. To comply with these Statutes and the valid resolutions of the Meetings and the Executive Board.
  2. To pay the established fees.
  3. To attend the Meetings and other official events that are organised.
  4. To fulfil, as appropriate, the duties of the position they occupy.

Article 25. Honorary members shall have the same duties as the founder members and members, with the exception of those listed in paragraphs b) and d), of the previous article. Likewise, they shall have the same rights, with the exception of those listed in paragraphs c) and d) of Article 23, being eligible to attend the meetings without the right to vote.

Article 26. The financial resources earmarked for the development of the goals and activities of the Association shall be the following:

  1. Periodic or extraordinary membership fees.
  2. Grants, legacies or inheritances that may be legally received by members or from third parties.
  3. Any other legal resource.

Article 27. At the time of its founding, the Association lacks a Social Fund. The benefits obtained by the association from the performance of financial activities, including the provision of services, shall be exclusively used to further its goals. Under no circumstance shall they be distributed among members, their spouses or persons who co-habit with them in similar sentimental relationships, nor among their relatives, nor freely transferred to natural or legal persons for profit.

Article 28. The associative and financial year shall be on an annual basis and shall close on 31 December of every year.


Article 29. It shall be dissolved voluntarily when agreed upon in the Extraordinary General Meeting held for this purpose, with a 2/3 majority of members.

Article 30. In the event of dissolution, a liquidation committee shall be appointed which, once all outstanding repayments have been made, shall devote any remaining funds to purposes of a non-profit nature.


In all matters not provided for in these Statutes, the current Organic Law 1/2002, of 22 March, which regulates the Right of Association, and the complementary provisions, shall be applied.

In Córdoba, on 10 March 2007.

DILIGENCE to state that these Statutes have been drawn up with the inclusion of the modifications agreed upon in the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 1 July 2009.