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THE STATUTES OF THE CZECH TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM FOR FOODSTUFFS

 

                                                                 

THE PREAMBLE

In accordance with the challenges set out in the Lisbon strategy and on the basis of a European Commission initiative that supports the creation of European technology platforms, with the aim of disseminating the latest knowledge of science and research, the sharing and use of technical information and strengthening communication between the business community and the academic sector,  the parties,  referred to in the annex of these statutes, by signing the Declaration establish the technology platform, as an initiative of the Food Chamber of the Czech Republic (Czech acronym PK CR).



TITLE I

BASIC PROVISIONS

 

 

ARTICLE 1

THE NAME AND REGISTERED OFFIC

The name of the technology platform is: Česká technologická platforma pro potraviny , hereinafter referred to as ČTP.

English name: Czech Technological Platform for Food.

The seat of the ČTP is the seat of the Czech Food Chamber  at Počernická 96/272, 108 03 Prague 10-Malešice.

 

 

ARTICLE 2

LEGAL CONDITIONS

ČTP is established on the basis of article 17, subparagraph (d)) of the statutes of the Food Chamber of the Czech Republic (PK), as its organizational component, in accordance with the initiative of the European Commission from 16 June, 2004 concerning the creation of technological platforms, published in COM (2004) 353 final. ČTP is a separate economic (financial) unit which is subject to internal legal standards of PK.

 

 

ARTICLE 3

THE TERRITORIAL SCOPE

ČTP develops its activity on the entire territory of the Czech Republic. ČTP in its activities closely co-operates with other technological platforms established in the countries of the EU and other countries  and especially with the technological platform FOOD FOR LIFE.



ARTICLE 4

THE SUBJECT OF ACTIVITY

The aim of ČTP is to support the initiatives of the parties acting in favour of strengthening the exchange of information and the results of scientific, research, technology and innovation activities. This will be achieved  especially, but not exclusively, by means of:


  1. cooperation in the implementation of the main objectives of the European Technology Platforms Food For Life, namely:
  2. creating the vision of the development of the food processing research;
  3. the elaboration of the strategic plan of research;
  4. the preparation of the implementation plan;
  5. determining the main directions of the food research;
  6. the formation of strategies for the development of modern technologies;
  7. cooperation in creating policy and legislation serving for stimulating innovative activities;
  8. acceptance of the role of the linking article between science, research and industry in the field of food by initiating and implementing scientific and technical research and the use of scientific solutions;
  9. the promotion of programmes aimed at the promotion of innovative activities and scientific-technical development in the food industry;
  10. methodological and organisational support for the members of the ČTP in the area of obtaining resources from European and national funds and institutions  ensuring the above objectives;
  11. educational and promotional activities;
  12. the organisation of conferences, seminars and round tables.



TITLE II

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ČTP, THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

 

 

ARTICLE 5

THE EMERGENCE OF THE MEMBERSHIP

ČTP has an open character.

A membership of ČTP  shall be requested  in writing, to the attention of the Chairman of the Management Committee or  to the Secretariat of the PK of the Czech Republic.

The decision about the membership is made by the Management Committee  on the proposal of the Chairman, by an absolute majority of the votes of all members within 30 days of receipt of the request. On the outcome of the decision, the applicant is informed without delay.

In the case of the approval of the Management Committee, the applicant becomes a member of ČTP  only when the Declaration is signed by an authorized  statutory representative.

 

 

ARTICLE 6

THE DECLARATION

The signature of the Declaration commits the Member to promote ČTP and to the realization of the objectives set out therein. The Declaration itself, as well as the activity of any of the parties, does not and cannot create financial commitments for the remaining parties that previously have not given their specific written consent. Each Party shall bear the full responsibility for the activities carried out, particularly for financial obligations, which shall not inconvenience the remaining parties of the Declaration, unless the Parties decided otherwise, in the form of a special, numbered and  by the concerned parties signed annex to the Declaration.

 

 

ARTICLE 7

THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

Each Member has the right to participate in the plenary meeting, with the decisive voice.

Each Member shall have one equal vote.

A Member has the right to comment on the activities of the ČTP, to submit their proposals and opinions, be informed of its activities, to participate in its activities and take advantage of the results achieved, if their use is not governed by a special legal regulation.

 

 

ARTICLE 8

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Resignation of one’s membership in the ČTP can be based on the written notice delivered to the Chairman of the Management Committee or the Secretariat of the PK of the Czech Republic. The day of resignation is meant the last day of the month in which the notice of withdrawal was delivered.

Exclusion from the Platform is possible on the basis of a decision by an absolute majority of all the members of the Management Committee in the event that a member fails to meet their long-term obligations arising from the membership in the ČTP, and he has been notified about this fact, in writing, by the Management Committee; or has severely violated moral order and thus damages ČTP’s good name; or has entered bankruptcy, settlement or liquidation. In these cases, the membership shall cease on the day when the notification of the decision of the Management Committee was delivered or could have been delivered.



ARTICLE 9

CLAIMS AT THE TERMINATION OF THE MEMBERSHIP

The member of the ČTP, whose membership has terminated, is not entitled to any property settlement.  

If a member  on the day of their membership termination has any unsettled obligations to the ČTP, the member is committed to settle such obligations.

 


TITLE III

THE INTERNAL ORGANISATION OF THE ČTP

 

 

ARTICLE 10

BODIES OF THE ČTP

The bodies  are the ČTP plenary session, the Management Committee and advisory group.

Bodies of the  ČTP after the election  by the competent authority shall be subject to confirmation by the Executive Council of the PK of the Czech Republic, in accordance with article 17, subparagraph (d)) of the statutes of the PK.

Meetings of the institutions are regulated by the rules of procedure, approved by a competent authority of the ČTP.

The first bodies of the Platform are proposed by a coordinator on the basis of consultations with the members of the ČTP.

 

 

ARTICLE 11

PLENARY MEETING

Plenary session of the ČTP consists of all members

The plenary is the highest authority of the ČTP.  The members of the ČTP claim their rights to manage the affairs of the ČTP and control its activities. 

Plenary sessions shall be convened by the Management Committee. The plenary shall meet as necessary but at least once a year.

The plenary session is to be convened by an invitation sent to the  members of the ČTP in writing, by fax or by electronic e-mail at least 30 days prior to its holding. The invitation to the meeting must contain the date, place and time of the meeting and its program.

The plenary session must be  convened  at the request in writing of a third of all the members, of the Advisory Group or Executive Board of the PK of the Czech Republic. The plenary is then  convened by written invitation at least 15 days prior to its holding. The plenary session  in this case must be held no later than 60 days from the receipt of the request.

The competence of the plenary session include, in particular:

  1. Election and withdrawal of the members of the Management Committee in compliance with the provisions of article 17, subparagraph (d)) of the statutes of the PK.
  2. The approval of the action plan.
  3. The approval of the reports of the Management  Committee on the activities of the platform.
  4. Adopting the rules of procedure and statutes of the ČTP,  the electoral regulations, their additions and changes.
  5. The approval of the financial plan and the results, if the budget was  approved of on the basis of the special appendix of the Declaration, as a separate annex to the budget of the PK of the Czech Republic.
  6. The acceptance of a proposal for the release, merger, fusion or division of ČTP.


The agenda for the plenary session is set by the Managing Committee of the ČTP, in the case of a meeting  the program must contain the points proposed by the person who summoned it. 

 

 

ARTICLE 12

THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management Committee consists of the leader of priorities and other members elected by the plenary session and confirmed by the Executive Board PK of the Czech Republic in accordance with article 17, subparagraph (d)).

The composition of the Management Committee represents the individual articles of the food chain in the spirit of ideas "From farm to table" and at the same time provides the primary role of the manufacturing industry, including the proportional representation of small and medium enterprises.

The number of members of the Management Committee is at least 14 and is produced according to the following key:

  1. the academic sector 1/3
  2. the processing sector 1/3
  3. the other 1/3 (primary production, retail, industry representative organisations, consumers)

                                            

The Committee is headed by a President and two Vice-Presidents. Administrative affairs of the Committee are provided  by the Secretary a pointed by the Chairman of the Management Committee.

The Management Committee shall meet as needed, at least twice a year. The secretary will make a record of the meeting which will be available to all members of ČTP.

The  Committee shall be governed by the rules of procedure.

 

 

ARTICLE 13

THE ADVISORY GROUP

The Advisory Group is made up of executives of State administration bodies on the basis of a proposal of the Management Committee.

The composition of the Advisory Group provides maximum efficiency of the links and information flows between the ČTP and the responsible government authorities.

The number of members of the Advisory Group is at least 14, its composition is approved by the Management Committee and the plenary is then informed.

The Advisory Group shall elect a Chairman, in accordance with article 17, subparagraph (d)) of the statutes of the PK of the Czech Republic, for the period of 2 years. Re-election is possible. Administrative Affairs are secures by the Secretary.

The Advisory Group meets as needed, at least once a year. The Group’s secretary will make a record of the meeting which will be available to all members of ČTP.

The  Advisory Group shall be governed by the rules of procedure.

 

 

ARTICLE 14

PROJECTS  ADVISORY  CENTRE

In order to improve awareness of the processing bodies of the EU aid and their access to such aid, the plenary session establishes the  Projects Advisory Centre , whose main focus is methodological and organizational support for the members of the ČTP in the area of getting aid from European and national funds and institutions to ensure the objectives of the ČTP.

 

 

ARTICLE 15

THE COORDINATOR

The function of the responsible coordinator and secretariat of the ČTP holds the Food Chamber of the Czech Republic, identification number: 63 11 06 52 based Počernická 96/272, 108 03 Prague 10-Malešice.

 

 

TITLE IV

MANAGEMENT AND PROPERTY ČTP

 

 

ARTICLE 16

ČTP PROPERTY

ČTP does not have any of its own assets. Any funds raised from the aid of subsidies or contributions of the members of ČTP on the basis of the Appendix of the Declaration will be maintained on  a separate account of the coordinator and deciding on their use is the responsibility of the Management Committee which acts according to the financial plan approved by the  managing board of PK CR approved financial plan.

The Coordinator, in accordance with articles 21 and 22 of the statutes of the PK, is in charge of the proper  keeping of accounts, and the management of such funds.

Annual statement of  handling funds is submitted to the plenary session for the attention and the General Assembly of the PK Czech Republic for approval pursuant to article 15, letter (f) of the statutes of the PK.

Supervisory Board PK  ČR is responsible for the control of  the management of ČTP on the basis of article 18, letter g).

 

 

ARTICLE 17

PERMISSIONS  TO  ACT

The President and Vice-Presidents of the Management Committee  act on behalf of ČTP under the authority granted to them by the Executive Board and the governing bodies of PK  ČR in  accordance with article 23 of the statutes of the PK. 

 

 

ARTICLE 18

THE STATUTES OF THE ČTP

These statutes were approved by the plenary session of  ČTP  ČR on 4 December, 2008 and the Declaration of the Membership and the executive and election rules and regulations of  ČTP are  its integral part. 


 

 

 

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