1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1. The Not Government Union “The World Association of Neurosurgeons” (hereinafter referred to as the Union) is a Public Union of individual persones and legal entities created for the realization and protection of human and civil rights and freedoms, and satisfaction of public, in particular, economic, social, cultural, educational and other interests of its members and / or other persons.
1.2. Name of the Union :
full name: Not Government Union “The World Association of Neurosurgeons”,short name: “The World Neurosurgeon’s Association” abbreviated name NGU “WANS”
1.3. Name of the Union in a foreign language:
full name: Not Government Union “The World Association of Neurosurgeons”,short name: “The World Neurosurgeon’s Association”m abbreviated name NGU “WANS”
1.4. The Union is guided its activity by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Civil Code of Ukraine, the Tax Code of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine “On Public Union s”, the Law of Ukraine “On State Registration of Legal Entities, Individuals-Entrepreneurs and Public Formations”, other current legislation of Ukraine and this Statute. The legal basis for the activity of the Union  is also regulatory documents and decisions of a general nature adopted by the Union  within the limits of their statutory powers and are obligatory for all members.
1.5. The Union is a non-profit company whose primary purpose is not profit making. The is free to choose its areas of activity and acts on the basis of voluntariness, self-government, free choice of territory, equality before the law, lack of property interests of its members (participants), transparency, openness and publicity

2. LEGAL STATUS OF THE UNION

2.1. The activities of the Union are of a social character that manifests itself in its interaction with state authorities, local self-government bodies, enterprises, institutions, unions of different forms of ownership, establishment of partnership relations with other public unions, movements, funds registered in Ukraine or abroad , citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and / or stateless persons.
2.2. The Union acquires the status of a legal entity from the moment of its state registration in accordance with the current legislation, has its own seal, stamps and forms with the name and accounts in banking institutions. The Union may have its own symbols (emblem, other distinguishing sign, flag), which is subject to registration in accordance with the procedure established by the law.
2.3. From the time of the state registration, the Union has the exclusive right to use its name, including the names in a foreign language or language of a national minority.
2.4. In order to achieve its purpose and fulfill its statutory tasks, the Union, in the manner established by the current legislation, has the right to:
2.4.1. be a participant in civil-law relations, obtain property and non-property rights in accordance with the legislation;

2.4.2. represent and protect its legitimate interests and legitimate interests of their members or other persons in any agencies of state power, including courts, law enforcement agencies, local self-government bodies, enterprises, institutions and unions of all forms of ownership and subordination;
2.4.3. freely distribute information about its activities, promote its purpose (goals);
2.4.4.  ideally and organizationally support other Unions of citizens, provide assistance in their creation and conduct their activities;
2.4.5. publish scientific and methodological results of the Union; carry out informative and explanatory work;
2.4.6. obtain, in the manner prescribed by the law, public information in the possession of the authorities and other public information managers;
2.4.7. participate in organizing and financing, as well as independently hold conferences, seminars, competitions, lectures, round tables, consultations, creative events, tournaments, contests and other events related to the statutory activities of the Union, with the participation of representatives of the public, state authorities and local self-government, experts from various sectors of public life, including international ones;

2.4.8. receive assistance in the form of funds or property that is received free of charge in the form of membership fees, irreversible financial assistance, donations, grants and independently decide on their use in accordance with the provisions of this Statute and legislation of Ukraine;
2.4.9. carry out the necessary business activities in accordance with the procedure provided by the current legislation, directly or through creating legal entities (companies, enterprises) in accordance with the procedure provided for by law, if such activity corresponds to the purpose (objectives) of the Union and promotes its achievement;
2.4.10. participate in the implementation of the state regulatory policy in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine;
2.4.11. apply to the authorities, local governments, their officials and officers with the proposals (remarks), applications (petitions), complaints in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation;
2.4.12. obtain public information necessary for the realization of its purpose and tasks in accordance with the procedure established by law, which information is in the possession of the subjects of power authorities, and other administrators of public information;
2.4.13. participate in the procedure established by the legislation in drafting normative legal acts issued by state authorities, local self-government bodies and relating to the sphere of activity of the Union and important issues of public and public life;

2.4.14. participate in the procedure in the work of advisory, advisory and other subsidiary bodies formed by state authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local self-government bodies for consultations with public Unions and preparation of recommendations on issues related to the sphere activities of the Union, prescribed by the law;
2.4.15. maintain direct international contacts with Unions of citizens of other countries, to conclude relevant agreements and to take part in international events on the activities of the Union, which are not contrary to the international obligations of Ukraine;
2.4.16. establish mass media for the purpose of achieving the statutory goal (goals);
2.4.17. create and implement a variety of projects, to deploy programs;
2.4.18. participate or establish public  union on a voluntary basis, etc., including international ones, to conclude agreements on cooperation and mutual assistance.
2.4.19. obtain buildings, equipment, vehicles and other property necessary for the implementation of the statutory tasks of the Union on lease or for temporary free use.

2.4.21. open accounts in national and foreign currencies at banking institutions.
2.4.22. establish awards in order to decorate the members of the Union and its partners.
2.4.23. be the executor of the state order in accordance with the law directly or through legal entities (partnerships, enterprises);
2.4.24. use other rights stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine;
2.5. The Union is liable for its obligations by its property. The Union is not liable for the obligations of its members, and its members are not liable for the obligations of the Union, except when they assume such obligations.

3. PURPOSE AND AREAS OF BUSINESS

3.1. The main purpose of the Union is the introduction of modern standards of neurosurgical treatment of neurosurgical diseases, preventive and reconstructive neurosurgery, prevention of the emergence of disability, serving and protection of interests of its members, patients and promotion of professional activities of neurosurgeons.

3.1.1 The main tasks of the Union are:

– promotion of the development of neurosurgical assistance programs in the world;

– exchange between members and promotion of the dissemination of information on anatomy, physiology, pathological histology, neurosurgery and related disorders requiring specialist knowledge in neurosurgery;

– promotion of the development and stimulation of fundamental and clinical research aimed at the study of neurosurgery and neurosurgery disorders;

3.1.2. In order to fulfill its statutory tasks in accordance with the procedure established by the law, the Union:

-promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge among the members of the Union and stimulates the accession of new members-specialists of related disciplines to the Union;

– promotes introduction of new technologies in neurosurgery of the world;

– maintains connections with Ukrainian scientific and medical societies of neurosurgeons and with international partnerships and unions specializing in neurology and neurosurgery;

– acts as a participant in civil-law relations, acquires property and non-property rights;

– makes proposals to public authorities and health care authorities on the nomenclature, volume, program and system of training of neurosurgical specialists;

– conducts public analysis and evaluation of methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment (conservative and operative) of epilepsy requiring special knowledge, develops recommendations for their practical use;

– participates in the formation of programs and curricula and conducts public examination of personnel training of neurosurgical profile;

– participates in meetings, seminars, scientific conferences and courses;

– establishes mass media;

– carries out the necessary economic and other commercial activity by creating self-supporting institutions and organizations with the status of a legal entity, establishment of enterprises;

– distributes information and promotes their ideas and goals.

3.2. The main activities of the Union are:

3.2.1. legal and public protection of professional interests of the members of the Union;

3.2.2. development of programs, indicators for the provision of medical care to the population in the field of ​​neurology.

3.2.3. promotion of training, advanced training, supervision of the compliance of doctors with professional qualifications;

3.2.4. definition of strategy and tactics of development;

3.2.5. provision of free consultations and recommendations to the Unions and institutions concerning the issues of activities of the neurological services, production of equipment and instruments for medical institutions, and so on;

3.2.6. holding congresses, conferences, seminars, schools-seminars, exhibitions, refresher courses, etc.

4. PROCEDURE FOR ACQUISITION AND TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP, RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE UNION

4.1. Membership in the Union is voluntary and individual.

4.2. Members of the Union may be legal entities and individuals of private law and citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons who are legally residing in Ukraine, who have attained the age of 14 years and who recognize the Statute of the Union and promote activities aimed at achieving the purpose and objectives of the Union.

4.3. No one can be compelled to join the Union. Belonging to the Union cannot be the basis for limiting the rights and freedoms of any person, or for granting state authorities, other state bodies, local self-government bodies any privileges and benefits.

4.4. Admission to a member of the Union is carried out on the basis of a written application addressed to the Chairman of the Board by the decision of the Board of the Union, which is adopted within a month from the date of submission of the relevant application. The Board of the Union has the right to refuse to accept a person as a member of the Union. The Board of the Union has the right to delegate the right of admission to the Union members to separate divisions of the Union or other statutory bodies.

4.5. All members of the Union are equal in the exercise of their rights and responsibilities.

4.5.1. The right of a member of the Union includes:

4.5.1.1. to elect and be elected to the governing bodies of the Union, to participate in all events held by the Union;

4.5.1.2. to take part in the work of permanent and temporary commissions established by the decision of the authorized bodies of the Union;

4.5.1.3. to contact the authorities of the Union with inquiries and proposals on issues related to the activities of the Union, to receive answers;

4.5.1.4. to challenge the decisions, actions, inaction of the governing bodies of the Union, to file applications, objections and complaints about their decisions to the Board and to demand consideration of complaints and applications at the General Meeting;

4.5.1.5. to challenge the decisions of the General Meeting in the court;

4.5.1.6. to receive information on the activities of the Union;

4.5.1.7. to contact the authorities of the Union for help in protecting their rights and legitimate interests;

4.5.1.8. to freely defend and promote ideas and suggestions on issues that are discussed in the Union before making decisions on these issues;

4.5.1.9. to freely leave the Union on the basis of his/her own written statement.

4.5.2. Union members are required to:

4.5.2.1. to comply with the provisions of the Statute of the Union;

4.5.2.2. execute decisions of the governing bodies of the Union;

4.5.2.3. to pay admission and membership fees in due time and in the amount set by the Board of the Union;

4.5.2.4. to contribute to the accomplishment of the tasks of the Union;

4.5.2.5. take part in public events held by the Union.

4.6. Membership in the Union is terminated in the following cases:

4.6.1. exit from the Union on one’s own accord;

4.6.2. exclusion from the Union, in accordance with the decision of the Management Board, in connection with violation of the requirements of this Statute, or if the activity of the member contradicts the purpose and tasks of the Union, or if a member has lost contact with the Union without good reason or for systematic non-payment of membership fees;

4.6.3. death of a member of the Union, an individual and the liquidation of a legal entity member.

4.7. The exit from the Union is carried out on the basis of a written application of the member of the Union to the President of the Board. Membership in the Public Union terminates from the date of submission of such an application and does not require additional decisions.

4.8. The grounds for exclusion from members of the Union are:

– repeated violations of the requirements of the Statute;

– non-participation in activities of the Union personally or through a representative for at least 12 (twelve) months;

– non-payment of membership fees during the last year.

4.9. The issue of exclusion is decided by the Board of the Union by the majority of votes of its members.

4.10. A member of the Union has no right to vote during the decision of the General Meeting of the Union on the issues concerning the commission by him/her of the act and the dispute between him/her and the Union.

GOVERNING BODIES OF THE UNION

5.1. The Union is governed based on the principles of democracy, transparency, electiveness of the governing bodies, subordination and executive discipline, taking into account the regulations of the Union.

5.2. The governing bodies of the Union are: the General Meeting of the members of the Union, the Board of the Union and the Chairman of the Union.

Meetings of the governing bodies of the Union (the General Meeting, the Meeting of the Board) can be held both with the direct participation of members (their authorized representatives by power of attorney), and by means of Internet communication using audiovisual computer programs for online conferences.

The decision concerning the form of such a meeting are taken by the Board of the Union, who informs the members of the Union of the decision taken no later than 10 days before the date of the meeting (General Meeting, Meeting of the Board).

Any meeting of governing bodies is documented by Minutes of the Meeting. The form of the meeting is necessarily indicated in the Minutes of the meeting: if the meeting was conducted using an Internet connection, then the Minutes of the Meeting indicate by means of what computer program the meeting was held.

5.3. The General Meeting of the members of the Union (hereinafter referred to as the General Meeting) is the highest body of the Union, which has the right to make decisions on any issues of its activities, including those that belong to the competence of the Board.

5.3.1. The members of the Union participate in the General Meeting in person or through their authorized representative under the power of attorney. Each Member of the Union has one vote. The meeting is considered to be empowered, if the majority of the members of the Union are present.

5.3.2. A regular General Meeting is convened by the Board annually. The relevant decision, indicating the date, time, venue and issues to be discussed, must be brought to the attention of the members of the Union not later than 30 days before the date of the General Meeting. The General Meeting shall consider issues submitted to them by the Management Board, the Chairman of the Union, as well as members of the Union.

5.3.3. An extraordinary General Meeting is convened in the presence of circumstances that affect the essential interests of the Union, the Board, as well as in other cases provided for by this Statute and legislation of Ukraine within 30 days from the date of occurrence of the relevant circumstances. In this case, the decision of the Board of the Union, indicating the date, time, venue and issues to be discussed, must be communicated to the members of the Union not later than 14 days before the date of the General Meeting.

5.3.4. No less than one tenth of the members of the Union have the right to initiate before the Board of Directors the convening of an extraordinary General Meeting. If the requirement of the members of the Union to convene the General Meeting is not fulfilled, these members have the right to convene the General Meeting themselves.

5.3.5. The exclusive competence of the General Meeting includes the following issues:

5.3.5.1. determination of the main activities of the Union, approval of its plans and reports on their implementation;

5.3.5.2. making and approving changes to the constituent documents of the Union and information about the Union;

5.3.5.3. approval of samples of seals, stamps, symbols and other samples of information about the Union;

5.3.5.4.  taking the decision to terminate the activities of the Union;

5.3.5.5. election of the liquidation commission and approval of the liquidation balance sheet;

5.3.5.6. election of the Board of the Union and recall of the Board, or individual members of the Board.

5.3.5.7. election and recall of the Chairman of the Union;

5.3.5.8. determination of the procedure and ways of realization of the right of ownership and control over its realization.

5.3.6. Decisions of the General Meeting are considered as adopted if they were voted for by the majority of the number of participants present at the General Meeting. For issues stipulated in 5.3.5.2 and 5.3.5.4.5, the decision of the General Meeting is considered as adopted, if at least three quarters of the participants present at the General Meeting voted for it. Also, three-fourths of the members of the Union decide on the alienation of the property of the Union for an amount making up fifty percent or more of the property of the Union.

5.3.7. The Chairperson of the General Meeting is the person elected from the members to chair the Meeting. The progress of the General Meeting is documented in minutes of the meeting. The Minutes of the General Meeting are kept by the Secretary of the General Meeting elected by the General Meeting and signed by the Chairperson and the Secretary of the General Meeting.

5.3.8. The General Meeting takes decisions, which are documented in the form of Minutes of the General Meeting. Decisions made by the General Meeting complying with the requirements of this Statute, internal documents and legislation of Ukraine, are binding for all other governing bodies of the Union and members of the Union. Decisions made by the General Meeting come into force from the date of their adoption, unless otherwise specified by the General Meeting.

5.4. The Board of the Union is the governing body of the Union for the period of time between General Meetings; it is elected for a term of 10 years and performs functions of managing its current and organizational activities.

5.4.1. The Board reports to the General Meeting and organizes the implementation of their decisions. The Board acts on behalf of the Union within the limits stipulated by this Statute, internal documents and the current legislation.

5.4.2. The Chairman of the Board is the Chairman of the Union.

5.4.3. The structure of the Board, its composition and administrative functions of each member are approved by the General Meeting. The members report to the General Meeting and bear responsibility before them for the activities of the Union and proper execution of their official duties. The Board reports to the members of the Union at the General Meeting of the Union.

5.4.4. The competence of the Management Board includes:

5.4.4.1. implementation of decisions of the General Meeting by the Union.

5.4.4.2. convocation of the General Meeting and formation of their agenda, preparation of materials on the agenda issues, preliminary consideration of all issues that belong to the competence of the meeting and preparation of draft decisions on these issues before the meeting.

5.4.4.3. preparation and submission of recommendations to the General Meeting on the determination of the main activities of the Union for the approval of plans and reports on their implementation, other proposals on the activities of the Union.

5.4.4.4. approval of the current activity plans of the Union and the measures necessary for their implementation;

5.4.4.5. implementation of certain functions related to property management by decision of the General Meeting of the members of the Union.

5.4.4.6. preparation of annual reports on the activities of the Union, including the attraction and use of funds and property of the Union; reporting on the implementation of the programs and projects of the Union and submitting them for approval of the General Meeting.

5.4.4.7. resolving other issues, except those relating to the exclusive competence of the General Meeting.

5.4.5. Chairing meetings of the Chairman of the Board of the Union.

5.4.6. All issues belonging to the competence of Board are decided collectively at the meetings of the Board. The Board holds regular and extraordinary meetings. Regular meetings are convened by the Chairman of the Union, but no less than once every 3 months. The members of the Board are notified about the time and place of the meeting 10 days before the date of its holding. Extraordinary meetings are convened by the Chairman of the Union on the initiative of a third of the members of the Board or directly upon request of the majority of the Board members. The meeting of the Board is empowered and authorized provided the majority of its members are present.

5.4.7. Each member of the Board may take the initiative to take decisions on any issues that belong to the competence of the Board.

5.4.8. Members of the Board participate in the meetings of the Board in person or through an authorized representative under the power of attorney. The decisions of the Board are taken by voting by a majority of the votes of those present. Each member of the Board has one vote. In case of equality of votes, the vote of the Chairman of the Union is decisive.

5.5 The Chairman of the Union carries out operational management of affairs, property and funds of the Union within the limits established by this Statute, the General Meeting and the Board and, within the limits of his/her competence and authority and ensures the execution of their decisions.

5.5.1. The Chairman of the Union is elected and dismissed by the General Meeting once every 10 years; he/she reports to the General Meeting, is subordinated to the Board, is the Chairman of the Board and has the right to present proposals on any aspect of activities of the Union for consideration of the Union to the General Meeting and Board of the Union.

5.5.2. The Chairman of the Union:

5.5.2.1. acts on behalf of the Union without a power of attorney and represents the Union in its relations with other persons;

5.5.2.2. issues orders, instructions and other internal regulations and documents of the Union;

5.5.2.3. organizes document management, record management, accounting and reporting of the Union;

5.5.2.4. employs, transfers, removes from work and dismisses employees of the Union, applies incentive and retention measures to them, approves the official duties of employees of the Union;

5.5.2.5. serves as the administrator of the Union’s funds and property, concludes and signs economic and other agreements, contracts, issues a power of attorney for the right to commit acts and representation on behalf of the Union;

5.5.2.6. organizes the preparation of the meeting of the Board meeting;

5.5.2.7. addresses other issues of the Union’s activities in accordance with the purpose and main tasks of its activities assigned to its competence by the internal documents of the Union and this Statute, takes any other decisions on these issues or carries out any actions other than those belong the competence of other governing bodies of the Union, the Board and the General Meeting of the Members of the Union.

5.5.2.8. reports on his/her work and the work of the Board to the General Meeting of the Union at a regular General Meeting;

5.5.3. The decision of the Chairman of the Union is documented in the form of orders or instructions.

5.5.4. Reporting is carried out at a regular General Meeting. Extraordinary reporting is carried out upon the request of at least one third of the members of the Union.

5.5.5. The Chairman of the Union may be removed from office upon the decision of the General Meeting on the initiative of the majority of the members of the Board until the expiration of the term for which he was elected, in the following cases:

– upon request, on the basis of a written application submitted to the Board of the Union;

– repeated violation of the requirements of the Statute of the Union;

– if by his actions he caused the material or moral harm to the Union.

5.5.5. If the Chairman of the Union cannot assume his duties for more than 6 (six) months, the Board of the Union shall convene an extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the situation and the issue of the management of the Union.

6. SUPERVISORY BOARD

6.1. The Supervisory Board is an advisory and supervisory body of the Union and carries out an audit of its financial and economic activity in the event of the presence of more than ten members of the Union.

6.2. The Supervisory Board reports only to the General Meeting of the Union.

6.3. The personal membership of the Supervisory Board is approved by the General Meeting. A member of the Supervisory Board may not be simultaneously a member of the Board or the Chairman of the Union.

6.4. The Supervisory Board is elected from the members of the Union and consists of the Chairman of the Board and two members of the council for a term of two years. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is proposed by members of the Supervisory Board to be approved by the General Meeting of the members of the Union.

6.5. The powers of the Supervisory Board include:

– making proposals on financial activities and use of the assets of the Union;

– making conclusions on the financial activities and the use of the assets of the Union prior to the approval of annual budgets, balances, financial and other reports of the governing bodies of the Union by the General Meeting;

– conducting inspections of the financial and economic activities of the Union;

– submission of reports of audits and audits to the General Meeting for making relevant decisions;

– initiation of convening an extraordinary General Meeting;

– approval of the annual plan of activity of the Supervisory Board.

6.6. The Supervisory Board is headed by the Chairman, who:

– manages the work of the Supervisory Board;

– convenes the Supervisory Board for regular and extraordinary meetings;

– signs the documentation prepared on the results of the work of the Supervisory Board.

6.7. The Supervisory Board is competent, if the majority of its members participate in its work. Decisions are made by the majority of votes of the members of the Supervisory Board present at the meeting. In case of equality of votes, the vote of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board is decisive.

6.8. Members of the Supervisory Board have the right to participate in the meeting of the Board of the Union with the right of an advisory vote.

7. PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF SOLUTIONS, ACTION, DISABILITY OF CONTROLLED BODIES AND CONSIDERATIONS

7.1. The decisions, actions, inactions of the governing bodies of the Union may be challenged by the member (s) of the Union.

7.1.1. The initial complaint about actions, inaction or the decision of the Chairman of the Union / Chairman of the Board is submitted to the Board, which is obliged to consider the complaint at the nearest meeting, with the mandatory invitation of the member of the Union who complains, as well as the Chairman of the Union / Chairman of the Board, inaction or the decision is challenged. In case of rejection of the complaint by the Board, a second complaint shall be submitted to the General Meeting, which is obliged to consider the complaint at a regular or extraordinary meeting, with the obligatory appeal of the complaining member, and also the Chairman of the Union / Chairman of the Board, whose action, inaction or decision is challenged.

7.1.2. The initial complaint about actions, inaction or the decision of a member of the Board is submitted to the Chairman of the Union / Chairman of the Board, who is obliged to consider the complaint within 20 working days, with the obligatory invitation of the member of the Union who complains, as well as the member of the Management Board, whose inaction or decision is challenged. In case of dismissal of the complaint by the Chairman of the Union / the Chairman of the Management Board, a repeated complaint is submitted to the General Meeting, which is obliged to consider the complaint at a regular or extraordinary meeting, with the obligatory invitation of the complaining member, and also the member of the Board whose action, inaction or decision is challenged. A complaint that requires consideration at an extraordinary General Meeting is the basis for convening such General Meeting within thirty days from the date of receipt of such a complaint.

7.1.3. The action, inaction or decision of the General Assembly of the Complaints Union is challenged in the court in accordance with the effective legislation at the time of challenging of such actions, inaction or decisions.

7.2. Decisions, actions (inaction) that may be challenged include decisions within the framework of the management activities of the governing bodies of the Union, as a result of which:

7.2.1. rights and / or legal interests or freedoms of a member of the Union (members of the Union were violated;

7.2.2. obstacles were created for the member of the Union to the exercise his/her rights and / or legal interests or freedoms.

7.2.3. obligations or disciplinary liability were illegally imposed on the member of the Union.

8. INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION

8.1. In accordance with its statutory tasks, the Union has the right to carry out international relations and activities in the manner prescribed by this Statute and the current legislation of Ukraine.

8.2. International activities of the Union are carried out through participation in international projects, work of international organizations, as well as other forms that do not contradict the legislation of Ukraine, norms and principles of international law.

8.3. When exercising its international activities, the Union enjoys the full scope of the rights and obligations of a legal entity.

8.4. The Union:

8.4.1. organizes an exchange of delegations, with the participation of foreign partners arranges tournaments, competitions, conferences, exhibitions, fairs and sends out its representatives for participation in appropriate events outside Ukraine;

8.4.2. jointly with foreign Unions, conducts research works in accordance with the areas of its activities and publishes their results;

8.4.3. implements other joint programs and projects with the participation of foreign partners and international organizations that do not contradict the current legislation of Ukraine.

9. DEDICATED SUBSIDIES OF THE UNION

9.1. The Union may have separate divisions that are not legal entities, which are formed by the decision of the Board of the Union.

9.2. Separate divisions of the Union are guided in their activities by the Statute of the Union.

9.3 Chairmen of the separated divisions of the Union are appointed by the Board for a term of 10 years and operate on the basis of a power of attorney. The Chairpersons of the separated divisions must be members of the Union.

9.4. Separate divisions have the following powers:

9.4.1. they represent the Union within the territory to which their powers apply.

9.4.2. they realize the statutory purpose and objectives of the Union within the territory to which their powers apply, in accordance with the decisions made by the General Meeting.

9.4.3. they work to attract new members (participants) using means not forbidden by the legislation of Ukraine.

9.5 The Chairman of a separate division has the right to:

9.5.1. decide on the use of the name and symbols of the Union for the realization of the tasks of the Union;

9.5.2. contact the governing bodies of the Union for assistance in meeting the objectives of the Union;

9.5.3. attend the meeting of the Board of the Union (without the right to vote);

9.5.4. apply to the governing bodies of the Union with a request;

9.6. The Chairman of a separate division is obliged to:

9.6.1. observe the requirements of the Statute of the Union;

9.6.2. comply with the lawful decisions taken by the governing bodies of the Union in accordance with the requirements of the Statute of the Union;

9.6.3. not allow actions aimed at violating the honor, dignity of the members (members) of the Union.

9.7. Activities of a separate division may be terminated by way of closing it by a decision of the General Meeting of the Union.

9.8. The closure of a separate division is communicated by the Union to the authorized state registration authority in accordance with the requirements of the current legislation of Ukraine.

9.9. After the termination of its activities, the property and funds, which were assigned to the separate division, are transferred directly to the Board until a decision is made on the distribution of the property and funds by the General Meeting of the Union.

10. FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF THE UNION

10.1. The Union is a non-business association. In order to implement its program and statutory goals and tasks, the Union may have funds, securities, property and non-property rights, tangible and intangible property, equipment, transport, other means and property, the acquisition of which is not prohibited by the current legislation of Ukraine.

10.2 The Union independently exercises the rights to own, use and dispose of its property, funds, property rights and non-property rights through its authorized bodies within the framework of their competence.

10.3 Union property consists of funds or property, which are received free of charge or in the form of irrevocable financial assistance or voluntary donations, contributions of members of the Union; passive income; grants or subsidies from state or local budgets, as well as from state trust funds, financial support of programs (projects, measures) of the Union at the expense of state and local budgets, from execution of a state order; charitable, humanitarian and technical assistance, including in accordance with international treaties of Ukraine; acquired as a result of the business of the Union, business activities of its established legal entities (companies, enterprises); proceeds from the main activities of the Union in accordance with this Statute and legislation; property acquired at its own expense or acquired on other grounds not prohibited by law.

10.4 Revenues (profits) or property of the Union or part thereof shall not be divided among its founders (participants), members of the Union, employees (except for the payment for their work, accrual of a single social contribution), members of the governing bodies and other related persons.

10.5 The proceeds (profits) and property of the Union are used exclusively for the financing of expenditures for the maintenance of the Union, the realization of the purpose (goals, tasks) and areas of activity determined by this Statute.

10.6 The Union bears responsibility for its obligations by all its property owned by it. The Union bears no responsibility for the obligations of its members. Members are not liable for the obligations of the Union, unless otherwise provided by law.

10.7. The Union is obliged to keep accounting records, statistical, tax and financial reporting, to be registered with the fiscal authorities and to pay taxes and fees to the budget in the order and in amounts stipulated by the legislation. The Union must keep at least five years all necessary accounting documents concerning domestic and international transactions.

10.8. State supervision and control over the observance of the law by the Union are carried out by executive authorities and local self-government bodies in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of Ukraine.

11. PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING THE STATUTE

11.1 The procedure for amending the statute is determined by the Statute and the current legislation of Ukraine.

11.2. Amendments to this Statute are approved by the decision of the General Meeting if at least 3/4 of the members of the Union have voted for it. The amendments to the statutory documents are reported to the authorized body on the issues of registration.

12. TERMINATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNION

12.1. The activities of the Union are terminated by a decision of the Union adopted by the General Meeting, by self-dissolution or reorganization, or by a court decision prohibiting (compulsory dissolution) the activities of the Union.

12.2. The termination of the activities of the Union with the status of a legal entity results in the termination of the legal entity.

12.3. The Union has the right at any time to decide on the termination of its activities (self-dissolution).

12.4. The decision on the self-dissolution of the Union shall be adopted by the General Meeting, if at least three quarters of the participants present at the General Meeting voted for it. The General Meeting creates a liquidation commission or entrusts the Board with the powers of the liquidation commission to terminate the Union as a legal entity, as well as makes decision on the use of the funds and property of the Union after its termination in accordance with the Statute.

12.5 The reorganization of the Union by way of merging, division, joining or transformation is carried out by a decision of the General Meeting, if at least three-quarters of the General Meeting members voted for it.

12.6. The procedure and legal consequences of termination of the Union by self-dissolution, reorganization or prohibition (compulsory dissolution) of the Union is determined in accordance with this Statute and the current legislation of Ukraine.

12.7. In case of the termination of the Union as a result of its liquidation (self-dissolution, compulsory dissolution) or reorganization (merger, division, accession or transformation) its property shall be transferred to one or more non-profit Unions of the corresponding type or included in the budget revenue.