Art. 1 Aims of the Association
Under the name of the European Anthropological
Association (hereafter also denoted as EAA) an Association is hereby
formed with the following aims:
(a) to promote research and teaching in Anthropology in the different
countries of Europe;
(b) to promote the exchange of information, workshops, scientific congresses
and schools at post graduate level among anthropologists of the different
The Society will co-operate with the different offices for Education,
Science and Culture within the UNESCO, WHO, UNO, EEC programs and with
all other relevant organisations which have the same or analogous goals.
Art. 2 Membership
Upon written application, signed by 2 members of the Association
and approved by the Board, membership is open to any person interested
in furthering the aims of the Association. Non-European members are
welcome to participate. Members will be expected to promote European
and non-nationalistic views. Members are divided into three categories:
(a) Regular members: open to all scientists working in one of
the fields of Anthropology
(b) Student members: open to persons who are studying for an
undergraduate or postgraduate degree. An application must be accompanied
by a letter from a member of the teaching staff where the student is
studying. The application must be renewed annually.
(c) Honorary members: Honorary members are elected by the Council.
This membership may be awarded to well-known experts in the field of
anthropology who have had an important influence on European Anthropology.
Honorary members do not have to pay membership fees and they remain
as members of the Association until they request termination of their
Art. 3 Termination of membership
Membership is terminated:
(a) by a decision of the Board when the member's fees are considerably
in arrears (2 years without payment); or
(b) by a decision of the Council. Following a request by at least 10
council members that a member of the Association has committed serious
moral turpitude. Termination of membership will occur if agreed by 20
or more council members; or
(c) on written request of the member.
Art. 4 Fees
The annual fees are recommended by the Board and
fixed by the General Assembly. They are payable at the beginning of
each calendar year by each category of member. They will be paid directly
to the Treasurer or through a local representative.
Art. 5 Board and Council
The Association is governed by the
General Assembly, a Council and a Board. The Council is elected by the
Honorary Members and good-standing members through a secret electronic
ballot and remains in office for 2 years. The electronic ballot will
be organised by the Secretary in conjunction with the adjunct-Secretary.
The Board is elected by the Council through an electronic ballot and
remains in office for 2 years.
Art. 6 The Council
The Council consists of 30 (or 31 or more in the case of tied votes)
elected members. These members are elected by the Honorary and good-standing
members every 2 years from the list of Honorary and good-standing members.
The members are eligible for re-election. The Council meets at least
once a year (if a real meeting cannot be organized, at least an online
meeting should be arranged by the Board in the non-Congress years),
and always during the EAA congress. A quorum shall be constituted when
10 or more council members are present.
Art. 7 The Board
The Board consists of:
(a) a President
(b) the former President
(c) up to four vice-Presidents
(d) a General-Secretary
(e) a General-Treasurer
(f) an Adjunct-Secretary
(g) an Adjunct-Treasurer
The Board is elected by the Council members every 2 years. It shall
have the power to co-opt. The Board meets at least once a year (if a
real meeting cannot be organized, at least an online meeting should
be arranged by the President in non-Congress years), it can also meet
as a result of a decision of the President or at the request of 3 of
its members. All positions are re-eligible except the President who
can be elected for only two consecutive terms. There is no remuneration
for any function. A quorum shall be constituted when 3 or more Board
members are present.
Art. 8 EAA meetings and publications
The EAA arranges a congress every two years in
alternation with a national congress. During the EAA congresses, a Council
meeting, a Board meeting and a General Assembly takes place.
Art. 9 Dissolution of the Association
The dissolution of the Association is decided by the General Assembly,
following a proposal by the Board, based on a two-third majority of
Art. 10 Destination of funds in the event
In the event of dissolution, the funds of the
Association are to be donated to UNESCO or some other international
organisation with related aims as agreed by the General Assembly following
a proposal by the Board.
Art. 11 Regulations
Regulations are prepared by the Council. Changes of the statutes
and regulations require the simple majority of two thirds of the voting
members of the General Assembly. However, if, after one vote, the result
is indeterminate a second vote shall be organised in which only a simple
majority of the voting members will be required.
1. Art 2 Honorary members - are
persons who have made outstanding contributions to the subject in an
area of international repute.
a) Proposal for a new Honorary member is to be sent to the General-Secretary.
b) Proposals must be signed by at least 3 Council members of different
nationalities and who are not the same nationality as the proposed honorary
c) President, former President and vice-Presidents make a first screening
and they bring a proposal for a vote by the Council.
2. Art 2 Honorary and good standing
members are entitled
1) to receive reduced registration fees at EAA congresses,
2) to be eligible to be a council member.
3. Art 6 The Council is elected from the Honorary and
good-standing members. The vote occurs by a secret electronic ballot
and the members are only allowed to vote for members from other countries.
Members who receive the most votes are elected. There shall not be more
than 2 representatives from any country. There shall not be more than
3 representatives from outside Europe in total with a maximum of 1 from
any one non-European country. Elected members are informed about their
election, and are requested to acknowledge, by email, acceptance of
their nomination as Council Member. For each refusal or non-response
within 30 days, the next member who received the most votes will be
asked to act as new Council Member, according to the same procedure,
until 30 members have accepted their nomination. No lists of candidates
for Board elections are sent out before the 30 Council Members are known.
4. Art 7 The Board is elected by
the Council every 2 years. Each Council Member can offer to serve as
a Board member (one position only). Each Council Member receives a list
of the 30 elected Council Members together with a form on which the
council member can express with reasons, why they wish to be a candidate
for a specific post on the Board. A Council member can only offer to
serve for only 1 Board position. A Council Member may encourage another
Council Member to stand as a candidate for a post on the Board. Candidatures
should be sent to the General-Secretary within 30 days of receipt of
the list. The General-Secretary prepares a voting bulletin including
all Board candidates. The list of candidates cannot be modified by the
existing Board. A voting bulletin is sent out to each Council Member.
The voting is secret and occurs by electronic ballot. Voting bulletins
should be received within 30 days.
5. Organisation of the congress
a) An EAA congress is organised every two years. A proposal, accompanied
by a signed approval of the Dean and Board of the University concerned
or of the officers of the institution responsible, has to be presented
4 years ahead during the Council meeting. In making its decision the
Council should take into account possible costs, availability of hotels
and student lodging, and facilities necessary to a successful congress.
b) An International Scientific Committee is proposed by the Congress
Organiser and is composed of the President + Secretary + 4 other members
of the EAA Board. After consultation, the Congress Organiser can add
2 supplementary names.
c) The organiser proposes at least 2 years in advance the topics of
the different plenary sessions. These sessions will cover a variety
of anthropological topics. The organiser proposes for the consideration
of the Council the names of keynote speakers for these topics.
d) The Scientific Committee is entitled to make proposals of change
in consultation with the organiser. In case of disagreement between
the organiser and the scientific committee the final decision on the
proposed topics and speakers shall be made by the Council two years
in advance of the Congress.
Following their acceptance by the Council the organiser is empowered
to send formal invitations to the keynote speakers.
e) This procedure is accepted by the organiser when designated organiser
of an EAA congress.
f) During the EAA congress there will be a contest for the best student
poster(s). Candidates for this award should be student participants
of the congress and the first author of a poster presentation. They
have to personally present their research results during the poster
sessions and they have to report on their contribution to the presented
work. Members of the Council should serve as referees in this contest.
Depending on the number of the main scientific sections in the poster
sessions and on the quality of the presentations and posters, a maximum
of 3 poster awards can be made during the congress.
g) Members having paid their fees are entitled to a reduction of the
registration fee of the congress.
6. The annual fees are recommended by the Board and fixed
by the General Assembly. They will be paid in Euros and fees are payable
at the beginning of each calendar year by each category of member except
Honorary members. A member will be considered as being in good standing
if their fee is paid by the end of May of the current year. These payments
will take into account missing years: in the case of a missing year
it is the duty of the Local Treasurers/National Representative (denoted
as LT hereafter), or of the General-Treasurer (denoted as GT hereafter)
for members from countries without a LT, to inform the members that
the current payment was registered as payment for the previous year
and that the fee for the current year is still missing. Fees will be
paid directly to the GT or through a LT.
A LT will be nominated in each country for a 2-year period. Exceptions
to this rule may occur if a country has very few members. The mandate
of a LT is renewable. LT's do not have to be Members of the Council.
New LT's are recommended by the GT and approved by the Board.
The LT is responsible for
a) promoting the EAA in his/her country by stimulating membership,
b) collecting the fees of the members in his/her country and for sending
a letter on request of the member if necessary,
c) informing the GT immediately about incoming payments of fees,
d) sending the fees to the GT once a year at the latest by the 1st of
May. (If the LT's want to continue to collect the fee in local currency,
they should ensure, that the amount sent to the GT is the corresponding
amount for the number of paying members in EURO's),
e) providing the GT with a financial balance by the end of June.
For countries without LT's, the members have to pay their fee to the
GT at the latest by the end of June. On request a reminder e-mail or
letter can be sent by the GT.
7. Local Treasurers/National Representatives
are nominated for a 2-year period. Their mandate is renewable. New Local
Treasurers/National Representatives are recommended by the General-Treasurer
and approved by the Board.
President is responsible for
a) chairing Council, Board and General Assembly meetings,
b) promoting the EAA at other scientific meetings and conventions,
c) liaising with other Board Officers and Council Members in the efficient
running of the Association.
9. The Former President will assist
the President as required.
10. The Vice-Presidents will be
given special duties as agreed by the Board. For example responsibility
for the Newsletter, occasional book publications and other duties as
11. The General-Secretary is responsible
a) managing the administration of the Association together with the
b) regularly updating membership details in the EAA database,
c) sending the list of current EAA members to the EAA congress organizers,
d) preparing the voting bulletins for Council and Board elections,
e) the counting of the votes for Council membership (with the assistance
of the adjunct-Secretary),
f) the General-Secretary will not be responsible for counting the votes
for Board membership. That duty will be undertaken by two Council members
who are not seeking a position on the Board.
12. The General-Treasurer is responsible
a) looking after the economic administration of the Society, together
with the Secretary-General,
b) paying invoices that are due, after liaising with the Secretary-General,
c) presenting to the General Assembly an economic report containing
the accounts of the previous two years as well as projected budget for
the next 2 years,
d) providing detailed accounts for authentication by two council members
at the General Assembly. The Council will nominate two members who will
audit the accounts and present their findings to the General Assembly.
The adjunct-Treasurer will assist the Treasurer as required.