TITLE I : Name, Headquarters, Aims
The European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society (ERES) is a permanent association set up under the provisions of the Swiss law (Civil Code 60ff), with headquarters in Lausanne.
The ERES encourages the development of scientific and technological activities in the field of f-elements, with special reference to European and neighbouring countries.
The aims pursued by the ERES are :
TITLE II : Membership
There are two forms of membership :
Membership is subject to a fee proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the General Council.
Membership implies compliance with the present bylaws and with the decisions taken by the General Council and the Executive Committee.
Membership may be terminated at the end of the calendar year, upon two months' notice, or at the request of the Executive Committee for justified reasons.
Members are not personally liable for the contracted debts of ERES.
TITLE III : Organization of the ERES
The organs of ERES are the General Council, the Executive Committee, and the Advisory Committee.
- Approval and modification of the bylaws.
- Determination of the annual membership fees.
- To vote on the reports on ERES activities and finances presented by the Executive Committee.
- Triennial Election of the Executive and the Advisory committees. The election procedure is as follows:
- the names of candidates are submitted to the executive Committee and a complete list is mailed to all ERES members, together with a postal ballot. Corporate members have 5 or 10 votes, depending on
the amount of their membership fees.
- Triennial election of two auditors who prepare a report on the financial situation of ERES and who control the proper management of the financial affairs by the Executive Committee.
The General Council may appoint committees to undertake specific duties within the field of activity of the ERES.
The association, and not its members, is liable for engagements taken by the president or the vice-presidents.
TITLE IV : FINANCIAL ASPECTS
TITLE V : FINAL DISPOSITIONS
A resolution for winding-up, merger, or alteration of ERES can only be passed by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the votes of all members of the General Council.
In case of winding-up, the financial assets of ERES shall be given to a similar scientific organization.
Leuven, September 5, 1990; modified August 31, 2012, Udine.
Adopted by the General Council