European Association of Sexological Bodyworkers (EASB)

1. Name and Seat

1.1 The name „European Association of Sexological Bodyworkers“ (henceforth EASB or Association) is registered as non-profit association in accordance with para 60 ff of the Swiss Civil Code.

1.2 The seat of the EASB is in Zurich.

2. Purpose

2.1 The EASB is the professional association of Sexological Bodywork practitioners in Europe.

2.2 The purpose of EASB is to:
• Promote and secure quality and ethics in training and professional conduct by determining training standards, recognizing training institutes, organizing training opportunities and setting forth ethical guidelines,
• Promote the profession, public recognition and reputation of Sexological Bodywork,
• Protect the interests of the profession,
• Promote the exchange of information and cooperation of Sexological Bodywork practitioners among each other and with other professions.

The EASB may take all appropriate measures to realize its goals and purposes.

3. Membership

3.1 Any Sexological Bodywork practitioner certified according to the EASB’s training rules may become an active member. Any natural or legal person who supports the purpose of the association may become a passive member. The Board makes decisions about admissions.

3.2 Membership ceases through resignation, exclusion or death. Resignation is possible at all times through written notice to the Board. The Board may exclude a member in cases of grave violations of the Statutes, rules or Ethical Guidelines or if a member does not pay their membership fees despite a written warning. All rights and obligations cease with the resignation or exclusion.

4. Funds

4.1 EASB funds itself through membership fees, the amount and payment modalities are determined by the meeting of members.

4.2 Further association funds may be obtained by private and public funding of all kinds, as well as by any events.

5. Bodies of the Association

The bodies of the association are:
• The Members’ Assembly
• The Board
• The Treasurer
• The Reviser

6. The Members’ Assembly

6.1 The Members’ Assembly is the highest body of the association. A regular Members’ Assembly takes place once a year. The Members’ Assembly determines a date for the next Assembly.

6.2 The board, or a minimum of one fifth of members with votes, can at any time and with indication of the matter concerned, demand an extra-ordinary Members’ Assembly, which has to take place 30 days at the latest after the demand has been submitted.

6.3 The Board calls the Members’ Assembly at least 20 days before the assembly date by email and with notice of the agenda.

6.4 Each member with a vote has the right to propose a motion to be discussed at the next members’ assembly. Motions will be included on the agenda provided they reach the Board at a minimum of 10 before the assembly date.

6.5 Each active member has a vote in the assembly. Each member with a vote can choose to be represented by another member by proxy. Passive members are invited to the assembly but do not have the right to vote.

6.6 Decisions within the Members’ Assembly will be made by simple majority of the members present, not counting abstentions. Exceptions are decisions on changes to the Statutes and the dissolution of the association, which require a two-thirds majority.

6.7 A record of decisions made by the Members’ Assembly is to be produced and signed by the note-taker.

6.8 The Members’ Assembly has the following tasks:
• Election and dismissal of the Board
• Determining and changing the statute and rules
• Determining the budget
• Adoption of the Board’s annual report, the annual financial statement, the Reviser’s report and ratification of the actions of the Board
• Adoption of the accounts
• Adoption of Members’ Assembly records
• Accession to other associations or organizations
• Deciding on the dissolution of the Assembly and the liquidation oft he Assembly’s assets

7. The Board

7.1 The Board is he EASB’s executive organ, it carries out all tasks not assigned to the Members’ Assembly by law or the statutes.

7.2 The Board consists of a President and between two and eight additional Board members. In electing the additional Board members, due consideration is to be given to appropriately representing the European countries or regions represented. The Board constitutes itself except fort he President, who is determined by the members’ assembly.

7.3 The Board is elected for a term of two years until the correspondent Members’ Assembly. Repeated re-election is admissible.

7.4 The Board has a quorum if the majority of acting Board members participate in taking a decision. Decisions are made by absolute majority, not counting abstentions. Decisions may also be made in writing, by email or telephone conference. A record of decisions is to be produced and signed by the note-taker.

7.5 The authority of signature will be decided by the board.

8. Entry into force

These statutes have been adopted at the inaugural meeting on 12 June 2014 and entered into force at that date.