Title II

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A new Statute was approved on 21 March 2019. Please refer to the Italian version




Art. 10 – Types of Members

  1. The members are classified as:

    a) founding members - these are CNR, ENEA, INFN, CRUI Foundation which represents all the Associated Universities;
    b) ordinary - Public Bodies or other stakeholders of interest to the Consortium, who join the Consortium in the manner described in the following article.

Art. 11 – New associates

  1. Organisations wishing to join as Associates of the Consortium must make a written request addressed to the Chairman.
  2. The application for admission is approved by the General Assembly with the unanimity of the promoters, upon the resolution by the Board of Directors, who determines the amount of the participation in the capital base for the new associate.
  3. The decision to admit the new associate is effective after the new Member has paid the fee and fulfilled any further agreed obligations.

Art. 12 – Exclusion of a member

  1. The measure of exclusion is resolved by the Assembly, as proposed by the Board of Directors, against the Member who:

    a) has been guilty of grave breaches of statutory obligations, internal regulations and, more generally, of the resolutions adopted by the governing bodies;
    b) acts that are seriously prejudicial/damaging to the Consortium.
  2. The Member is not entitled to vote in the deliberation concerning its own exclusion.
  3. The measure of exclusion shall be communicated in writing to the entity concerned and effective from the day following the communication.
  4. The excluded member is not entitled to a refund of the membership fee, contributions, transfers or any results obtained by the Consortium, except where authorised by of the Board of Directors.
  5. The excluded member must still fulfil the obligations agreed during its membership in the Association.

Art. 13 - Withdrawal of a member

  1. Members may withdraw from the Consortium for justified reasons by communicating such decision in writing with a 60-day notice. In case of extension of the Consortium the dissenting member may withdraw freely.
  2. The member who withdraws must still fulfil the obligations assumed as a member Association.
  3. The withdrawing member is not entitled to a refund of the membership fee and contributions, nor to pay or return any other contribution in money, goods or services performed in the course of the membership, and cannot take advantage of some of the results obtained by the Consortium except where authorised by the Board of Directors.

Art. 14 – Members' obligations

  1. Participation in the Consortium entails compliance with the provisions of the Articles of Association, of this Statute, of the internal regulations and resolutions adopted by the corporate bodies and, for new members, the payment of the entrance fee.
  2. The associates are also obliged to pay pro-quota supplementary contributions, deliberated annually by the Assembly, in the face of the necessity of providing social expenses which may not be compensated with the proceeds of the association.
  3. Each partner, in complying with its own procedures and based on its own specific agreements, is committed to providing the Consortium with the technical knowledge, professional skills and infrastructure resources and personnel required for the best achievement of the social objectives.

Art. 15 – Members' Rights

  1. The Associates exercise their rights as recognized by the present Statute, the Internal Regulations and the deliberations made by the Social Bodies.
  2. The Board of Directors regulates the rights of associates to use the results of scientific research carried out by the Consortium, taking into account the actual participation in the research of the individual associates and without prejudice to any rights of the State or third parties.

Art. 16 – Liability to third parties

  1. The Consortium acts exclusively in its own name; The Consortium's cannot represent the individual associates in their dealings with third parties or assume obligations on their behalf; and vice versa, no partner can represent the Consortium in its dealings with third parties or assume obligations on its behalf.
  2. For obligations taken on behalf of the Consortium by those who represent it in accordance with the Statute, third parties may claim their rights exclusively on the capital base.
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