NOTE: The English text of the Irpa Bylaws is not official. Only the Italian version has official character.
Article 1 – Establishment
It consists of the Institute for Research on Public Administration ( IRPA in short – hereinafter the Institute) . The IRPA is a not-for-profit organization.
Article 2 – Registered Office
The Institute is located in Rome. Any change to this regard can be decided by the Board of Directors.
Article 3 – Purpose
The Institute aims to contribute to the development of research in administrative science to the dissemination of research results and post-graduate training for scholars and public officials. It constitutes a place of study for university professors and young scholars. These latter, in addition to individual researchers, conduct research group and assist in the training activities. The Institute has not for profit purpose. It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or surplus funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Institute, unless the use or distribution is required by law.
Article 4 – Scope
The Institute promotes the development of research, the dissemination of the results, the training of academics and public officials. The research activities consist, in particular, in scientific meetings, conferences of Italian and foreign scholars, informal study meetings. They consist also in the research group, even in collaboration with universities. Researches can also be conducted on the basis of the work and funding of external parties, to which may participate members, graduate students, scholars and researchers from outside. The training activities of scholars are directed to a limited number of PhD students and fellows from which, as a rule, comply their studies at the Institute. Students are selected from those attending PhD programs in public or administrative law or administrative sciences: in addition to the obligations required to them by their coordinators and doctoral colleges, they are followed in their studies and in the preparation of the thesis by the President, Professors and Senior researchers of the Institute. Fellows may recipe scholarships for specialization in administrative law or public or administrative sciences. The training of civil servants is carried out through training courses organized by the Institute, also at the request of government, in return of payment or free of charge. At the Institute can take place activities of university Master and courses in administrative law or public or administrative sciences . The Institute is concerned about the entrance of his students into the world of work and notify the public administrations and collecting information on the competitions and the chance to work in public administration .
Article 5 – Instrumental, accessory and connected activities
In order to achieve its goals, the Institute may, inter alia: a ) enter into any appropriate agreement or contract , b) administer and manage the assets of which it is the owner, lessor , or otherwise possessed borrower c) enter into agreements for the ‘ reliance in the management of part of the activities d) participate in associations , organizations and institutions , public and private , whose activities are directed , directly or indirectly, to the pursuit of objectives similar to those of the same Institute ; Institute will contribute to meeting constitution of such bodies; e) carry out any other appropriate activity that support the pursuit of institutional goals.
Article 6 – Human Resources
For the realization of the object , the Institute relies so prevalent personal and voluntary performance of its members. Civil servants already in service can carry out study and participate in the activities of the Institute and also individually for limited periods. To achieve its corporate purpose, the Institute will also make use of collaborations remunerated and may hire employees.
Article 7 – Assets and Revenue of the Institute
The assets of the Institute consists of an availability of Euro 50,000.00 (fifty thousands Euro) and all movable and immovable received under any title , as well as by operating surpluses. The income of the Institute shall consist of: a) the start-up fund, b) annual membership fees; c) by membership fees , d) from bequests and donations, e) proceeds realized from running activities in direct implementation of the goals institutional f) the income of the estate; g) contributions from public and private entities.
Article 8 – Associates
Every member has the right to vote for the approval and amendment of the statutes and regulations for the appointment of the governing bodies of the Institute and to any other decision concerning the Institute. Ordinary members are those shown by the Memorandum . On the proposal of the Executive Council the Assembly will decide on the admission of new ordinary members including individuals, institutions, associations, companies, companies who apply pursuant to art. 9 and that, not having interests in conflict with those of the Institute, intending to pursue its objectives by participating in social activities. Using the same procedure, the Institute may award the honorary membership in organizations, associations, businesses, companies and personalities who have particularly distinguished themselves in the areas in which the Bank operates
Article 9 – Admission, quotas, withdrawal
The admission of new members who so request in writing will be resolved by the presentation of at least two ordinary members. The shares are approved annually by the Board of Directors in office on the basis of financial need of the Institute for the exercise of social activities. The right of withdrawal on the part of ordinary members may be exercised by registered letter to the President at least three months before the end of each financial year provided that the ordinary member has fulfilled all obligations towards the Institute, may also be exercised following the amendment of the shares of the entity, within three months from the resolution. The shares and membership fees are not transferable.
Article 10 – Bodies
The bodies of the Institute are: the Assembly, the Council, the President, and the Organ of the audit – whose owner is entered in the register of auditors. The members of the Board of Directors and the President shall hold office for three years and may be reappointed consecutively. The Auditor carries exclusively the auditing functions, as defined by the Italian Civil Code and other laws in force. Audits of the Auditor shall be documented transcribed in a special book.
Article 11 – Assembly
Assembly participating members in good standing with dues. The vote is cast either personally or by another shareholder, with a written proxy. No member may represent more than three members. The Assembly deliberates on the budgets and final accounts and business plans shall indicate the number and elects the members of the Governing Council. The Assembly shall meet at least twice a year at the invitation of the Chairman or at the written request of at least one tenth of the members .
Article 12 – Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up of a variable number from 3 to 7 directors elected by the Assembly. It is chaired by the Chairman or, in his absence, by another director appointed by him. The Board of Directors decides on all matters of routine administration, prepares the budget, fixed dues, on the implementation of the resolution shall fix the date of the meetings, determines any other form of organization. The Board of Directors may appoint the Secretary-General and determine his duties.
Article 13 – President
The President represents the Institute, chairs the meetings of the Assembly and of the Executive Council, provides for the protection of the interests of the Institute and directs its activities in accordance with the decisions of its organs, maintains relationships with other agencies and organizations. The President is appointed by the Board from among the professors of role or retire to a matter that relates to public administration.
Article 14 – Sessions
The summons must be made, as a rule, with at least 10 days of notice made by ordinary mail, fax or e-mail. In case of emergency call, telegraphic / fax / e-mail with at least 48 hours of notice is allowed. The Assembly and the Executive Board are validly constituted on first call with the presence of an absolute majority of the members, on second call with the presence of at least one third of those eligible. The resolutions, unless otherwise provided by these Articles are adopted by a majority of those present. In the event of a tie, the vote of the President. Voting shall be by ballot, except the request of one third of the participants to proceed by secret ballot.
Article 15 – Amendments to the Articles
This statute may be amended by the Assembly as provided by art . 21 of the Italian Civil Code .
Article 16 – Dissolution
The dissolution is approved by the Institute . In case of dissolution of the Institute is obliged to donate their assets to other organizations with similar objectives or public purposes .
Article 17 – Recognition of the Legal Personality
The submission of the application for recognition of the legal personality can be decided by the Assembly.
Article 18 – Postponement
For matters not covered in this memorandum and articles are subject to the applicable provisions of the Italian Civil Code.