Article 1 of the law 16/1999, of May 4, created the College of Geographers, as a corporation under public law, which shall have legal personality and full capacity for the fulfilment of its purposes.
The second transitional provision of the Act provides that the Ministry of public works, after hearing of the "management of the College of Geographers", will approve the provisional statutes of the College, which have regulate the requirements for the acquisition of the condition of College which allows you to participate in the election of the organs of Government, the procedure and term of call of the above-mentioned elections , as well as the Constitution of the elected government bodies.
By virtue, prepared by the above-mentioned Commission managing the provisional statutes, which are collected in accordance with legal standards to which reference has been made, according to the Council of State, I have: single article. Adoption of the provisional statutes.
Approve the provisional statutes of the Association of Geographers referred to in the annex to this order.
Additional provision. Application of the statutory rules.
The statutory rules approved by this order will be of application insofar as they do not constitute for the communities autonomous associations of Geographers in their respective territories.
First transitional provision. Interim management of the school.
The Managing Committee of the school of Geographers will pay provisionally of the College of Geographers until the holding of the constituent Assembly and the election and Constitution of the first Board of Governors.
Second transitional provision. Definitive statutes.
Constituted bodies of Government of the Association of Geographers, be sent to the Ministry of development, within the period of six months, the statutes referred to in article 6 of the law 2/1974, on 13 February, professional associations, to be subject to the approval of the Government instead of the provisional statutes.
Final disposition. Entry into force.
This order shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "official bulletin of the State".
Madrid, 30 May 2001.
Cascos FERNÁNDEZ annex provisional statutes of the Association of Geographers article 1. Legal nature.
1. the College of Geographers is a corporation under public law which is under the protection of the article 36 of the Spanish Constitution; Law 2/1974, 13 February, regulating the professional associations, as amended by Act 7/1997, of 14 April, liberalizing measures in the field of soil and professional associations, and law 16/1999, of May 4, of creation of the Association of Geographers.
2. the College of Geographers has its own legal personality and full capacity for the fulfilment of its purposes.
3. in accordance with the second transitional provision of law 16/1999 on creation of the Association of Geographers, it is governed temporarily by these provisional statutes until the entry into force of the definitive statutes.
Article 2. Regional and headquarters.
1. the territorial scope of the College of Geographers is the State Spanish, organizing so decentralized territorial delegations in the autonomous areas through which proceed.
2. However, may be constituted, by segregation of the College of Geographers existing, territorial colleges of scope equal to or less than the of an autonomous community, in accordance with the provisions of relevant regional legislation. Segregation process will be initiated at the request of the collegiate of the region in question, when so most of them gathered in Assembly so decide.
3. the College of Geographers will based in Madrid.
Article 3. Purposes.
The purpose of the Association of Geographers are as follows: 1. promote and encourage the advancement of geography, the scientific and technical development of the profession, as well as professional solidarity and service of the profession to society.
2 contribute to the improvement of professional practice.
3 ensure the dignity and prestige of the profession.
4 defend the professional interests of Geographers.
5. how many other purposes lead to the professional interests of referees.
Article 4. Members of the College.
1. the College of Geographers group the graduates in geography.
The licensed in geography and history (geography section), and in philosophy and letters with the limit referred to in the following paragraph may be also in the College of Geographers.
For graduates in philosophy and letters, the date referred to in article 2 of law 18/1999, creation of the Association of Geographers, will be for each of the universities issuing of the qualifying titles, those that are have exhausted the convocations foreseen for the total extinction of the corresponding curriculum in accordance with article 11.3 of the Royal Decree 1497 / 1987 , 27 November, common general guidelines of the curricula of the titles of official character and validity throughout the national territory.
Can also be integrated into the College of Geographers those graduates that demonstrate compliance with any of the following requirements before its Governing Board: the exercise of the geographical teaching of secondary or superior level in schools official or officially recognized by a minimum of two-year full time or equivalent time totalled partial , in both cases within the last ten years prior to the application for membership; obtaining the title of Doctor in geography; the official recognition of at least one section of research in geography; or professional work involving substantial contents of geography and whose lead times adding a total of at least two years within the last ten prior to the application for membership.
2. the Association will have the effects established by general legislation on professional associations.
3. Requests for membership will be resolved by the Governing Board after practice proceedings and receiving reports, if any, as he deems appropriate. The approval or denial of applications will take place at the next meeting of the Governing Board that takes place one time request occurs. The procedure for applications for membership will be established regime inside of the College regulations.
Article 5. Rights and duties of the collegiate.
1 are the collegiate rights: to) be assisted, advised and defended by the College, under the conditions established by regulation, in all matters which arise on the occasion of the professional practice. As well as use services and facilities of the school.
(b) assist and participate with voice and vote in the general Assembly.
(c) be electors and eligible to be part of the Governing Board.
(d) be informed of the progress and activities of the College, of the State accounts and the agenda of the general Assembly.
2 duties of referees: to) collaborate with the purposes of the Association of geographers and in the development of their activities.
(b) contribute to the maintenance of the college expenses with the payment of fees and other economic contributions approved in accordance with the statutes.
(c) abide by and fulfill the agreements validly adopted by the general Assembly and by the Board of Governors.
(d) any other collected in these statutes or in the legislation in force.
Article 6. Representative bodies.
The representation, Government and administration of the College of Geographers bodies are the general Assembly and the Governing Board.
Article 7. General Assembly.
1. the General Assembly is the supreme body of the Association. The general Assembly consists of all the members with equal voting, and will adopt its agreements by a majority and in accordance with these statutes. The general Assembly may meet in ordinary and extraordinary sessions.
2. the ordinary general Assembly meets at least once a year. Corresponds to the ordinary general Assembly: to) approve the definitive statutes of the Association of Geographers, as well as proposals for amendments to them, for their elevation to the Government, through the Ministry of public works.
(b) approve internal regime regulations and amendments to them.
(c) appoint and away from office the members of the Governing Board.
(d) approve the annual budgets of income and expenditure for each financial year as well as the clearance of the accounts of the previous financial year.
(e) meet, discuss and, where appropriate, approve how many proposals are submitted him at the initiative of the Governing Board or of any College.
In the latter case, the proposals must be submitted in advance to be included in the agenda, as specific points of the same. When these proposals are submitted, at least by 10 per 100 of referees, will be forced inclusion in the order of the day.
(f) all the other responsibilities that not have been expressly conferred to the Board of Governors or to the extraordinary general Assembly.
3. the extraordinary general Assembly shall meet on the initiative of the Governing Board or upon request a number of collegiate exceeding 15 per 100 of them, and must specify in the letter of request the order of the same day. Corresponds to the extraordinary general Assembly: to) promote the dissolution of the Association, or the change of his name, in accordance with what is established in these statutes.
(b) resolve all those issues which, at the request of 15 per 100 of referees have justified the convening of the extraordinary general Assembly of the Association.
4. the general Assembly, whether ordinary or extraordinary, will be convened at least of 21 days from the date of its celebration, through written communication to all referees; the call will include the place, date and time of the meeting, as well as the order of the day. The general Assembly shall be quorate on first call when at the set hour at least 25 are present per 100 of referees. In case of not reaching this limit, the second call will be set half an hour after the first call, being validly constituted, somebody that is the number of registered attendees.
5. the agreements shall be made by simple majority of the votes cast. However, the agreements shall require a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast in the case of the approval or amendment of the statutes, motion of censure against the Government and dissolution or change in the name of the School Board.
Article 8. Powers of the Governing Board.
1. the Governing Board is the Executive and representative organ of the Association.
2. powers of the Board of Governors are: to represent the College; execute the agreements of the general Assembly, comply with and enforce the statutes and regulations of the College, as well as its own agreements, direct the management and administration of the College for the fulfilment of its purposes, regular licensing procedures, raise quotas and draw up the budget and the annual financial statement; remember the call of the general Assembly and call the choice of charges to the Governing Board.
3. the Governing Board shall meet, as a minimum, two times a year and always that the President convene it or asking it for a third of its components.
The agreements of the Board of Governors shall be taken by simple majority, in the event of a tie the vote of the Chairman will be quality.
4. the Governing Board may create working committees for the development of its objectives and activities.
Article 9. Composition of the Governing Board.
1. the Governing Board consists of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and nine vowels.
2. the President convenes and presides over the sessions of the general Assembly and of the Board of Governors; holds the representation of the College; and it complies and authorizes the necessary documents and payment orders.
3. the Vice-Chairperson shall have the same powers that the President when replacing him by absence, vacancy, illness or delegation.
4. the Secretary writes and attests to the proceedings of the general Assembly and the Governing Board, as well as elections to the Board of Governors; custody documentation of the school; issued and transacts certifications and documents; and write the memory of annual management for approval at the general Assembly.
5. the Treasurer collects and custody of the funds of the Association; make the payments; It will prepare the preliminary draft budget and the balance of accounts; and leads the accounting books and inventory of assets of the College.
6. Members may Chair commissions of work created by the Governing Board; They shall carry out the tasks that are entrusted to them by the Board; collaborate with the holders of the remaining positions of the Board and may replace them in case of absence, vacancy or illness.
Article 10. Election of the members of the Board of Governors.
1. the College of Geographers held regular elections to cover the charges of the Board of Governors every four years. The announcement of ordinary or extraordinary elections shall be at least two months from the date thereof.
2. members of the Governing Board shall be elected by all referees through free, direct and secret universal suffrage by attributing a vote equal to each College.
3. the vote shall be taken at General Assembly prior identification of the College. Members who cannot attend the general Assembly may exercise their right to vote by mail in a sealed envelope.
4. the Governing Board shall announce nominations submitted up to 30 days before the elections. These nominations shall be communicated in writing to all members with a minimum notice of fifteen days from the date of the vote.
5. for the election of the Board emanating of the constituent Assembly, may be submitted, either complete nominations to the thirteen members of the Board with specification of the candidates for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer; either candidates partial for the set of these four charges; either individual candidates for the nine posts of Member without direct allocation of function.
6. among these candidates, referees should vote en bloc one ticket to four charges with direct assignment of functions (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer), and up to a maximum of nine vowels from either full or individual nominations submitted.
7. the ballot is public, raising Act by the Secretary, which shall include the votes obtained by each candidates block to four charges with direct assignment of functions, and by each of the candidates a vowel. They will be elected President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer the members of the nomination block to these charges who obtains the highest number of votes. Vowels nine candidates for this position, between either complete or individual, candidates who obtain the highest number of votes will be elected.
8. once appointed the members of the Governing Board, this shall appoint, from among the members without direct allocation of function, the Chairmen of the working committees agreed to create.
First transitional provision.
Until the holding of the constituent Assembly, the Management Committee, formed by the grouping of the Association of Spanish geographers, the Royal Geographical Society, the Association of Geographers professional of Andalusia, the Associació de Geògrafs Professionals de Catalunya and Associació de Geògrafs de les Illes Balears, GAIA Asociación Canaria de geographers, GEA Asturias geography Association, the Association of Geographers professionals of Galicia the Sociedade Galega de geography and geographers Association of Castilla y León, shall constitute Commission of accreditation and qualification to resolve licensing requests.
Applications for membership shall be directed in writing to the offices of the associations in the Management Committee. The Secretaries of these partnerships move requests the Commission of accreditation and qualification for its resolution. Accreditations and habilitation Commission may require applicants, when thus considers it appropriate, the supporting documentation necessary to demonstrate the occurrence of the conditions laid down in article 4 (1) of these provisional statutes for the acquisition of the status of College.
Accreditations and habilitation Commission must resolve before the constituent Assembly on all membership applications received at least one week before the date of such meeting.
Second transitional provision.
The constituent Assembly of the Association of Geographers shall held four months of the approval of these interim statutes.
The constituent Assembly will comprise all members whose membership application is approved by the Committee on accreditation and enabling an hour before the date and time for which the Assembly is convened.
The functions of the constituent Assembly are: to) approve, if appropriate, the management of the Management Committee and ratified its members so that they provide the address of the Assembly either appoint a new Bureau.
(b) approve the definitive statutes of the Association of Geographers.
(c) choosing persons who must serve as the Board of Governors, in accordance with the procedure described in article 10 of these provisional statutes.
Third transitional provision.
The constituent Assembly will be convened with a minimum notice of two months from the date of its conclusion. The advertising of the call must be ensured. The call will include the place, date and time of its celebration, the agenda and the procedure for the acquisition of the condition of college that allows participation in the Assembly, and the electoral calendar.
The Management Committee shall announce nominations submitted up to thirty days prior to the holding of the Assembly. These nominations shall be communicated in writing at least fifteen days from the date of the vote of all those who have made your request for enrollment in the College. Along with the nominations will communicate also the procedure for exercising the right to vote by mail and you will be reported publicly on the proposal of definitive statutes.