Statute


NAME, HEAD OFFICE, OBJECTIVES, DURATION

Art.1 – Constitution, Name, Objectives, Head Office
1. Is constituted in Rome the non-profit association, named “AMICI DEL MONDO – WORLD FRIENDS – non-profit organization for social benefit”, to be shortly denominated “AMICI DEL MONDO – WORLD FRIENDS–ONLUS”, with head office in Rome, hereinafter called “the Association”, enrolled in the Register for legal persons held in the Prefecture of Rome Government Territorial Office at n. 745/2010.
The association will continue using in its denomination and in any trademark or public-oriented communication the expression “non-profit organization for the social benefit” or the acronym “ONLUS”, until the registration in the constituting Single Register of the Third Sector and, in any case, in observance of what foreseen by articles 101, 102 and 104 of Leg. Decree 117/2017, in conformity with the Authorization of the European Commission. Following the registration in the Single Register of the Third Sector the Foundation will adopt the expression of “Entity of the Third Sector (ETS)”.
2. sub-offices, working autonomously, may be opened in the future.
3. the duration of the Association will be until the 31st of December 2050.

Art. 2 – Objectives and activities
A. The Association exclusively pursues aims of social solidarity and cooperation for development for the achievement of solidarity and social benefit purposes according to the Law n. 49 of February 26th 1987 and following amendments of artt. 4 and 5 by Leg. Decree 117 of 2017. It is a non-profit organization, democratic, non-denominational and apolitical, inspired by principles of human solidarity.
The Association has not dependency relations to profit Entities, nor it is connected in any way to interests of public or private Italian or foreign profit Entities.
The associates, firstly the founding members of the Association, are recognised to be fully of a will to operate for the integral promotion of man in all parts of the world, contributing to the implementation of principles in accordance with, and giving priority to, the fundamental rights established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The spirit with which the founding members identify the characteristics of the Association, intends to be a model of cooperation, bringing with it a new approach both by way of its evolution and the use of its instruments. This can be described as follows:
1. The structure of the Association is foreseen in a decentralised form, with the presence in each area of activity of a sub-office whose role will be that to identify the needs and the desires of the territories, both in seeking the most appropriate responses, in preparing proposals, developing projects and, once these projects are approved, to be responsible for their implementation, having respect for the inspiring principles of the Association and in agreement with the executive bodies.
2. To guarantee the continuity of a common growth, in harmony with the guiding principles of the Association, each year a period for training and learning, open to all, will be organised once yearly, with participation from the Executive Committee and the members directly or indirectly involved with the projects.
3. The structure of the Association will serve as the essential instrument for the implementation of projects. Maximum care will be given to ensuring that this structure is limited to the indispensable.
4. The Association intends to encourage exchanges, collaboration and coordination between firms, associations and persons who follow analogous goals, aimed at a judicious choice of actions.
5. The actions will strictly have to be an answer to a request presented, directly or indirectly, in a situation of need.
6. The actions will be decided based on the urgencies of intervention, jointly to actual possibilities of success and not based to a greater ease of funds procurement.
7. These actions will be finalised, not only to respond to immediate needs, but above all for encouraging development and local autonomies. In such a prospective, priority will be given to combined projects, self-supporting over the medium and long term, which utilise and provide potential for the resources of the areas where activities are foreseen.
8. Actions will be planned by means of in-depth studies on local situations from the historic, socio-economic and cultural points of view, always guaranteeing respect for traditional local values. The local populations will remain the irreplaceable focus for development through actions proposed by the Association.
9. The role of collaborators will be to introduce themselves into the social fabric, alongside those sectors which in local society encourage an awareness of the problems of the population, and provide support for initiatives to surmount these. Activities will therefore be developed jointly with the local counterparts, aimed to benefit joint cooperation.
10. To allow interested developing countries to gradually become autonomous and independent from external support, the planned actions will ensure the transfer of necessary knowledge and technologies and an adequate preparation of local cadres to substitute external collaborators over the medium term.
11. Wishing to encourage the use of local personnel and to promote a democratic growth with respect for the dignity of workers, it will eventually be possible to conclude agreements which are more beneficial than those now existing in some areas of action, aimed at guaranteeing a retribution that satisfies the basic needs of the worker and his family nucleus. At the same time, and closely linked to the idea of an economy of equality, it is planned not to deviate greatly from the average wage practices in the activity areas so as not to cause harm to the local economies.
12. Special attention will be given to the selection and training of expatriate personnel involved in projects. Besides having the necessary professional competence, they must also be fully in agreement with the inspirational principles indicated.
13. In using public and private donations, full respect will be given to donors’ wishes. In case of impossibility caused by force of circumstance, a different use will be agreed upon with the donors themselves.
B. More specifically, in the implementation of the goals established and with the intent to act for the benefit of the whole collectivity, the Association proposes to carry out activities of general interest that constitute its social object in the following sectors: health, social, socio-welfare, cultural and training, scientific research, for the promotion and safeguarding of civil rights, with full respect for local natural resources and environments and their exploitation. Cooperation projects in the health sector will be inspired by the principle of guaranteeing the right to good health.
C. Solely for healthcare assistance and training, solidarity objectives are correlated to objective disadvantage conditions of the beneficiaries.
The activities shown above might be performed through grantmaking even through the concession of free money grants throught the use of sums originating from assets management or from specifically collected donations, in favour of non-profit entities that mostly operate in the sectors mentioned in subparagraph 1, letter a) of Leg. Decree n. 460/1997, for the direct realization of projects for social benefit. It is forbidden to undertake activities differing from the ones foreseen in this statute, for exception of the ones directly connected to the institutional ones or those naturally accessory to the statuary ones as integrative of the same, always in respect of the limits indicated by Leg. Decree 117/2017.
D. The activities mentioned in the previous subparagraphs are mostly performed through its member performances.
E. The Association, in the scope of its cooperation for development objectives and in conformity with Law n.49 of February 26th 1987 and its following modifications and to Leg. Decree 117/2017 will be able to perform by way of example:
Activities of cooperation in developing countries with specifically trained and qualified personnel and the selection, training and employment of of volounteers in civil service and the training on site of developing countries’ citizens;
Technical, administrative, management assistance and realization of cooperation for development programmes and projects in developing countries;
Drafting of development plans and projects for international cooperation;
Realization, financing, designing of fist need and emergency facilities in developing countries or countries interested by natural disasters, conflicts, violences or violation of human rights;
promotion and safeguard of human, civil, social and political rights.

ASSETS, RESOURCES AND BUDGET OF THE ASSOCIATION

Art. 3 – Assets and economic resources
1. The assets of the Association are constituted by:
a) initial endowment fund;
b) movable and immovvable properties attained by the Association both free of charge or in exchange of payment;
c) eventual reserve funds and/or net surplus constituted by financial year and management surpluses;
d) eventual grants, donations and bequests made by members, private individuals and entities from both non- and earmarked uses.
2. The Association draws its economic resources for the performance and execution of its activities from:
a) income from the ordinary and extraordinary membership quotas;
b) contributions in any form from members;
c) contributions in any form from non-associated private individuals;
d) contributions, endowments and bequests form private entities or any other eventual revenue;
e) contributions from State, public entities and institutions solely aimed at supporting specific and documented activities and projects;
f) donations and bequests;
g) reimbursements consequent to conventions;
h) proceeds from activities foreseen by this statute, both institutional and directly connected;
i) proceeds produced by social assets;
j) proceeds deriving from the organization of public fundraises;
k) any other proceed that contributes to the increase of the social surplus.
The deposits to the endowment capital are to be considered non-reimbursable financing, non-repeatable, being there no foreseen refund nor in the case of termination of the Association, nor in case of death or withdrawal of the associate.

Art.4 – Budget, Business Year and Surpluses.
The business year coincides with the calendar year. It begins on January 1st and ends on Decembre 31st every year.
By March 31st of every year, the Executive Committee drafts the budget that it will submit to the Assembly for its approval by April 30th, only in case the budget was foreseen as mandatory by the assembly.
By April 30th of every year, the Executive Committee will submit to the assembly for the approval the actual figures composed by the balance sheet, financial statement, with indication of proceeds and liabilities of the entity, and mission report that shows the budget resources, the economic and management trend of the entity and the arrangements for pursuing of statuary objectives and must deposit the budget at the constituing Single National Registry of the Third Sector. In any case, the dispositions in artt. 13 and 14 of Leg. Decree n. 117/2017 are applicable.
If needed for particular reasons, the budget might be approved until 180 days after the end of the business year.
It is forbidden the distribution, even indirect, of proceeds and surpluses and funds, reserves or capital, during the life of the Associations, unless the destination or the distribution are not enforced by law or are performed in favour of other ONLUSes that by law, statute or regulation are part of the same unitary structure and in the limits indicated by art. 8 of Leg. Decree 117/2017.
The Association also is commited to employ eventual proceeds or surpluses from management solely for the realization of institutional activities or ones indirectly connected.
The Association will have to keep, in conformity with art.15 of Leg. Decree 117/2017 :
a) the book of members or adherents;
b) the book of meetings and resolutions of assemblies, in which shall be transcribed the minutes redacted by oublic deed;
c) the book of meetings and resolutions of the administration body, control body and any other social bodies.

Art. 5 – Members of the Association
The number of members is unlimited and nevertheless not inferior to seven.
The members are divided into founder members, members and honorary members.
Founder members are the ones who participate directly to the first constitution of the Association.
Members of the Association are all those who share the goals and objectives of the Association and whose adherence request has been accepted by the Executive Committee, through the modality in the following art. 7.
The honorary members are those who have special merit in the sector of activities of competence of the Association and are nominated for life by the Executive Committee.
Temporary participation in the Association is excluded.
For each associate there is not any disparity in treatment inside the Association.

Art. 6 – External members
Likewise, “supporters” can participate in the life of the Association, without having the right to vote, as well as individuals giving their commitment to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Association through various levels of involvement, which will be defined by an appropriate regulation.

Art. 7 – Admission criteria and exclusion of members
1) In order to become a member, a request must be made to the Executive Committee, and payment made of the membership quota decided upon for each year by the Association. This admission procedure, subject to the formal presentation on the part of two members, is deliberated by the Executive Committee, and an appraisal made on the correspondence of the member with the inspiring principles of the Association. The Executive Committee can, under its unchallengeable judgement, decide to reject the admission application. Within three months of the date of delivery of the request to the offices of the Association, the Executive Committee must give notice of its decision.
2) The Executive Committee is responsible for writing in the names of new members in the book of members after they have paid the membership dues established and decided upon annually by the Assembly.
3) The quality of member ceases:
a. for behaviour in contrast with the aims of the Association;
b. for persistent violation of statutory obligations;
c. upon renunciation;
d. omission of payment of the membership dues, after a period of two months has elapsed and final request made;
e. non-participation to the members’ assembly 4 times in a row, with exception for the members living abroad who are unable to participate for proven reasons, to whom this limit may be raised to 6 absences in a row.
The exclusion of members is decided upon by the ordinary assembly if not for grave reasons.
The member who has renounced, forfeited his rights or has been excluded is not entitled to reimbursement of the paid-up membership dues.

Article 8 – Obligations and rights of members
1) Members have the obligation to:
a. abide by the present Statute and any possible modifications, internal regulations and deliberations adopted by the member bodies;
b. maintain a worthy conduct with regard to the Association;
c. pay the membership dues according to the preceding article.
2) Members have the right:
1. to participate in all the activities promoted by the Association.
2. to participate in the Assembly with the right to vote. In particular, they have the right to vote for the approval of and changes to the Statute and to the regulations, as well as for the nomination of the executive bodies of the Association;
3. to formulate proposals and suggestions, also through written communications;
4. to access to nomination to association offices. This right is obtained through a one year member’s seniority;
5. to formally present the candidature of a new member according to the manner indicated under art. 7,1. This right may be exercised only once per year.

SOCIAL BODIES

Art. 9 – Association Bodies
The following are bodies of the Association:
a. the Assembly of Members;
b. the Executive Committee;
c. the President;
d. the Board of Auditors or the Auditor if nominated;
e. the Supervisory Body if nominated.

ASSEMBLY

Art. 10 – The Ordinary and Extraordinary Assembly
1. The Assembly has mandatory competences in conformity with art. 25 od Leg. Decree 117/2017 and is composed of all the members, can be Ordinary or Extraordinary. The right to vote is held only by paid-up members. Delegation to other members is permitted, within the limit of two delegations for each member.
External supporters can participate at the meeting, without having the right to vote.
2. The Ordinary Assembly:
a) on the proposal of the Executive Committee deliberates the general programme of the Association;
b) approves and modifies eventual internal regulations of the Association;
c) approves and modifies the budget and final balance relating to every business year;
d) elects the President;
e) elects the members of the Executive Committee and the members of the Supervisory Body.
f) elects the members of Board of Auditors or the Auditor, if foreseen;
g) rules over the esclusion of members if not for serious reasons;
h) rules on the transfer of the head office inside the same municipality.

3. The Ordinary Assembly is called by the President of the Committee at least once a year for the approval of the general programme and the budget, and at any time that the President or at least three members of the Executive Committee, or one-fifth of the members consider it opportune and sends a written request to the President.
Meetings are held following a written convocation from the secretary of the Executive Committee, with an indication of the proposed agenda, to be delivered at least ten days before the date of the meeting. If no convocation takes place, then the meetings participated in by the members together with the entire Executive Committee, the Board of Auditors or Auditor and the whole Supervisory Body will be considered equally valid.
Any documents on which the Assembly is asked to give an opinion will be attached to the convocation notice.
4. The Extraordinary Assembly deliberates on changes to the Act of Constitution and the Statute and the dissolution of the Association and on the devolution of assets, following the dispositions in the present statute and the applicable norms, and on the transfer of the head office of the Association in a different municipality from the on indicated.
The Extraordinary Assembly is convened by the President of the Committee or by at least three members of the Executive Committee, or by one third of the members who consider it opportune and send a written request to the President who must call a meeting within three months of receiving the request.
Meetings are held following a written convocation by the Secretary of the Executive Committee, together with the proposed agenda, to be delivered at least 15 days before the date of the meeting. If no convocation occurs, the meetings participated in by the members and the entire Executive Committee, the Supervisory Body and the Board of Auditors or Auditor will be equally valid.
Any documents on which the Assembly is asked to give an opinion will be attached to the convocation notice.
The convocation of the Assembly both ordinary and extraordinary might be conducted following other forms, in addition to the forementioned, that the Executive Committee will find adequate, including electronic forms and means such as e-mail, sms, fax or similar, as long as all of them with notice of reception.
5. The Ordinary Assembly and the Extraordinary Assembly are presided over by the President of the Executive Committee or, in his absence, by the Vice President; in the absence of both, by the most senior member of the Executive Committee present at the Assembly. The President of the Assembly will nominate a Secretary responsible for drafting the minutes of the meeting.
6. The Ordinary Assembly is constituted in a valid manner:
a) at its first meeting, when at least half plus one of members having the right to vote are present or are represented;
b) at its second meeting, that may not take place the same day as the first, when at least a third of the members having the right to vote are present or represented.
7. The Extraordinay Assembly is constituted in a valid manner:
a) at its first meeting, when at least 80% of the members having the right to vote are present or represented;
b) at its second meeting, when at least ¾ of the members having right to vote are present or represented.
8. The deliberations of the Ordinary Assembly are considered valid when they are approved by the majority of those present. The deliberations of the Extraordinary Assembly with regard to changes to the Statute are considered valid when they are approved by the majority of those having the right to vote. The deliberations of the Assembly with regard to an eventual dissolution of the Association, and the necessary devolution of the residual assets, must be adopted in the presence of, and with a vote in favour of, at least three-quarters of those entitled to vote.

Article 11 – The Executive Committee
1) The Executive Committee is composed of not less than 5 (five) members and not more than 9 (nine) elected by the Assembly. Before the elections, the members who intend to present their candidatures must submit them to the Secretariat, indicating a choice out of three preferential roles they wish to fulfil.
2) The Members of the Executive Committee retain their responsibilities for 3 (three) years, and are eligible for re-election and do not have any right to any compensation. Only those members with a seniority of not less than one year can form part of this Committee.
3) In the case where, for resignation or other causes, one or more members of the Committee withdraw from their tasks, the Executive Committee can proceed to their substitution with the nomination of the first among the non-elected, to remain until the expiration of the entire Committee. In absence of non-elected members, the Executive Committee might coopt other members to remain until the expiration of the entire Committee.
4) At the meeting following the elections, the President of the Committee, under his unchallengeable judgement, will nominate a Secretary, a Treasurer and any other persons considered necessary to be in charge of the sectors.
5) The Executive Committee has the responsibility for:
a) developing the norms for the regulation of the Association;
b) preparing the general programme of the Association, triennial and annual;
c) determining the programme of work on the basis of the guidelines contained in the general programme approved by the Assembly, promoting and coordinating activities and authorising expenses;
d) recruiting personnel or drawing up work contracts with members and third parties;
e) preparing the annual budget and the final balance;
f) identifying sectors in accordance with paragraph 4;
g) examining requests for new admissions;
h) handling matters of ordinary and extraordinary administration that are not dealt with by the Assembly of Members;
i) at the successive meeting, ratifying the rules of responsibility adopted by the President for reasons of necessity and urgency;
l) establishing the amount of membership dues and any likely supplementary contributions;
m) nominating prospective Honorary Members.
6) The Executive Committee is presided over by the President, or in the case of his absence, by the Vice President. In the absence of both, by the most senior member present.
7) The Executive Committee is convened by law four times each year and at any time that the President, or in his place, the Vice President, considers it to be opportune, and on the request of least one-third of the members. Meetings conducted in tele/video conference through telematic means are considered constituted in a valid manner. The Executive Committee carries out its deliberations in the presence of the majority of its members and the vote in favour of the majority of those taking part. In the case of an equal vote, the President’s vote counts twice. Among the members of the Executive Committee, no provision is made for delegation and the absent member does not have the right to vote.
8) The Executive Committee may also request the participation at its meetings of experts or consultants, including those from outside the Association, as well as internally. However, these do not have the right to vote.
9) The Executive Committee can appoint collaborators and consultants, also outside the Association, where specialised activities are required.
10) The Executive Committee, for a better evaluation of the suitability of the projects, has the responsibility to consult regularly with the collaborators involved in the programmes and to study over time the opportunity of setting up consultations with the project leaders and technicians working in the field.
11) The Minutes of every meeting of the Executive Committee, drafted by the Secretary and signed by him and by the President of the meeting, will be recorded in the proceedings of the meeting.
12) For a valid convocation, a written or any equivalent – even in electronic form (fax, e-mail, sms) notice of at least seven days in ordinary cases or one day in urgency cases is necessary, together with a copy of the proposed agenda. In the absence of this notice, the meetings at which all the members of the Executive Committee participate in person will be equally valid. Any documentation on which the Executive Committee is asked to give an opinion will be attached to the convocation notice. In case of urgency, the Committee can be validly convened also without respecting the terms and the procedures indicated above, as long as three-quarters of the members are present.

Article 12 – The President
The President, elected by the Assembly, has the obligation to preside over the Executive Committee as well as the Assembly itself.
1. The President has the power to represent the Association before third parties and before the law. In case of his absence or impediment, his functions are due to the Vice President, nominated by the President among the members of the Committee.
2. The President, under his unchallengeable judgement, appoints a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and Referents for specific functions (e.g. ongoing projects, training, communications, fund-raising, etc.)
3. The President verifies the execution of the deliberations of the Executive Committee and in urgent cases assumes the necessary powers for the ratification of the provisions adopted at the following meeting.
4. The President has the obligation to control respect for the Statute and the behaviour of members with regard to the Statute, including those with elected responsibilities, and with the possibility of enacting the measures established in Article 6 regarding the exclusion of defaulting members.
5. The President is responsible for settling any controversies arising between the members of the Committee.
6. When voting takes place in the joint bodies, and in the event of an equal vote, the President’s vote will be counted twice.

Art. 13 – The Secretary
The Secretary assists the President and has the following tasks:
1* to keep an up-dated register of members
2* to deal with all correspondence
3* to be responsible for the drafting and the preservation of the minutes of meetings of the Committee
4* to hold a coordinating role between the various bodies of the Association (Executive Committee, members) and between the Association and contacts on the outside (other organisations, public and private bodies, etc)

Article 14 – The Treasurer

The treasurer assists the President and has the following responsibilities:

5* to submit the proposed budget to be submitted to the Committee, and to prepare the final statement to be submitted to the Committee before the end of March,
6* to be responsible for keeping the books and the financial accounts of the organisation, as well as the preservation of relative documentation,
7* to receive payments and to disburse all expenses in conformity with the decisions of the Committee.

SUPERVISORY BODY

Art.15 – Supervisory Body
Whether there is an obligation by law, or whether the members decide to employ one, the management of the association will be controlled by a supervisory body, collegial or monocratic depending on the decision of the assembly.
Whether the members decide to nominate a collegial supervisory body it will be composed by 3 (three) effective members and 2 (two) substitues nominated by the ordinary assembly.
The supervisory body nominated this way invigilates on the observance of law and statute and on the respect of principles of correct administration, also referring to the dispositions of the legislative decree n.231 of June 8th 2001 and subsequent modifications, and on the adequacy of the organizational, administrative and financial framework and on its concrete functioning. The supervisory body also exercises the monitoring duties of civic, solidarity and social benefit objectives.
The supervisory body may be reelected. For the functioning and remuneration, legal norms are valid, if not established by the members during the act of nomination.
The Supervisory Body also exercises – if the prerequisites are applicable – the financial control unless, in conformity with particular law dispositions or a specific choice by the assembly, such function could not be attributed to the supervisory body and shall be separately assigned to a legal auditor or to a legal audit company registered in the specific registry.

AUDITORS

Art. 16 – Board of Auditors or Auditor
The ordinary Assembly, whether it considers it appropriate or whther there is an obligation due to law, may nominate a Board of Auditors or an Auditor.
The Board is composed by three effective members, among whom at least one undertakes the office of President and two substitutes, or an Auditor. At least the President in case of Board or the Auditor must be registered in the Financial Auditors Registry.
To this body competes the financial and legitimacy control of the Association. To it apply by analogy the provisions of the civil code in the matter, compatibly with the associative and non-profit nature of the entity.
It issues the opinion on the final balance and on the budget. It can participate to the meetings of the Executive Commmittee. The Board of Auditors or Auditor stay in office for three business years and the deadline coincides with the date in which the Assembly is convened for the approval of the balance referring to their third year in office.
If one or more members are absent, the Board must be reintegrated throught the convening of the Assembly and the election of the absent who will stay in office until the termination of the original Board. If the majority of the members of the Board is absent the Board shall be nominated in its entirety.

Article 17 – Sector referents
Each referent is responsible for his/her own sector to the Executive Committee, which will each and every time lay down the objectives and evaluate the initiatives undertaken for each circumstance.
Referent for Communications
The Referent will define the strategies of communication that the Association will adopt, both from inside and outside, in order to achieve its aims: he will be responsible for carrying out campaigns for information and communication, defining objectives, timings, methodology, and managing their implementation.
Referent for the development and presentation of new projects
The Referent will be responsible for the presentation of new projects to the Executive Committee and to the appointed bodies distributing contributions. The referent will therefore supervise the preparation and the drafting of projects by the initiating offices providing all necessary support.
It will be his/her specific responsibility to give the necessary attention in a balanced way to all the initiating offices, refraining from any preferential treatment.
Referent for Ongoing Projects
The referent has the responsibility to follow up and coordinate the implementation of all ongoing projects, making sure that they respect the proposed objectives, timings, methodology and costs, and their observance to the statutory principles. The referent is responsible for all the decentralised offices. He/she will take charge of the needs and the proposals, and where necessary, submit them to the Executive Committee. It will be the precise responsibility of the referent to provide the required attention in a balanced way to all the projects and all the areas of action, refraining from any preferential treatment.
Referent for Training
The referent is responsible for defining the criteria in the section and the training of voluntary personnel, collaborators, experts and consultants to be involved in the projects, aimed at guaranteeing that such personnel, besides having an adequate professional preparation, work in line with the inspirational principles of the Association. The referent is in charge of selecting such personnel and organises training courses, defining aims, contents, methods and timing.
Referent for Fund-Raising
The referent establishes and maintains contact with private and public donors, maintaining a record of donations with the name of the contributors and the aims for which these funds are destined by the donors. The referent explores new possibilities for locating funds, also by organising appropriate initiatives for this end.

Art. 18 – Voluntary nature of employment by members
All employment given to members will be on a voluntary basis, except for the reimbursement of any expenses incurred during contributory activities, and which must be supported by relative documentation.

Art. 19 – Final provision
The termination is ruled by the extraordinary assembly, which will provide for the nomination of one or more liquidators, determining their powers and eventual remuneration, and the destination of eventual active surplus of social assets, after the liquidation operations.
In case of termination of the Association, for any cause, all the assets will be donated to another non-profit organization for social benefit having the same objectives and operating in an identical or similar sector, once heard the Supervisory body in coformity with article 3, subparagraph 190 of law n. 662 of December 23rd 1996 and 45 of Leg. Decree n. 117 of 2017, except other disposition ruled by the law in force at the moment of termination.

Art. 20 – Legal Reference
Whatsoever is not specifically foreseen under the present Statute, reference on all legal aspects can be made to the relevant provisions of current legislation applicable to this area, with particular referral to those of Leg. Decree n. 460 of December 4th 1997 – until the end of their validity – and those of Leg. Decree n. 117 of July 3rd 2017.
With regard to the organisational aspects of the Association, not yet defined under the present statutes, the Executive Committee will provide for these by means of appropriate regulations.