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ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION

ARTICLES

Preamble

The mission of the association consists of defending and developing the social integration of individuals and collectives living with physical, mental, psychological deficiencies and/or persons with disabilities and social breakdown and / or experiencing exclusion.

Faced with the phenomena of social segregation based on differences and adjustment difficulties, the association offers mechanisms of adaptation and community integration that rely on strengths, abilities and potential of people, their close one, group and community.

The Association wants to promote the implementation of action plans and promotion and community development to enable the person experiencing adjustment issues - temporary or permanent - to enjoy all that is necessary for the growth and development of its social role.

The association provides movable and immovable property to other organizations with the same goals.

Article 1

CONSTITUTION

1          There is a Swiss Association under the name of T-Interactions (hereinafter: Association).

2          The Association is an umbrella organization and is organized in accordance with Articles 60 and following of the Civil Code.

Article 2

Goal

-          The association manages portable and fixed property, also left at the disposal of other organizations with the same goals.

-          It coordinates and develops resources and structures to promote rehabilitation, as well as social and professional integration. It develops and manages social enterprises.

-          It supports and promotes projects in the field of psychosocial engineering, action-research, innovative practices in the fields of mental health and social exclusion.

-          The association represents the interests of people with disabilities, experiencing social breakdown and those of member associations with public and private partners. It acts as an umbrella organization.

-          It promotes the right of every person to a place in the community and valued social roles recognized by it.

-          It promotes community awareness and mobilization of its resources to make it accessible to all.

-          It promotes the implementation of all that is necessary for the development of individual and collective autonomy for people living social breakdown exclusion.

-          The mission of the association is complementary to the already existing services and institutions.

-          It can organize or participate in any event aiming for its goals.

-          The association also aims to collaborate with any institution of public or private law for the purpose of achieving its goals.

-          It coordinates the offers of services and provides means of exchange, support and cooperation of its members.

-          It meets the needs of people who, because of a disability or psychological or psychiatric difficulties, are excluded from social and professional life.

-          It develops research and practice of psychosocial engineering.

-          It collaborates with other organizations at an international level.

-          It develops hospitality structures, rehabilitation, counselling and assistance to people with disabilities and social disruption.

-          It develops a socio-professional practice, psychosocial, and social community.

-          It promotes and develops the skills and competencies of people with disabilities and social breakdown by organizing special training for them.

-          It trains and develops relatives, volunteers and professionals.

-          It develops and ensures the implementation of activities and structures for social and professional integration of persons experiencing exclusion.

-          It creates jobs.

Article 3

Headquarters

The Association headquarters are based in Geneva.

Article 4

RESOURCES

1          The financial resources of the Association shall consist of:

a)        Contributions and other payments from its members;

b)        Donations and legacies;

c)        Subsidies from the state and other public authorities;

d)        Products from activities managed by the Association;

e)        The possibility of asking for a loan and grant real guarantees.

2          The Association may dispose of other resources through the provision of

employees or equipment.

Article 5

COTISATIONS

The Assembly shall fix the minimum annual fee payable by members.

Article 6

ORGANS

1          Bodies of the Association are:

a)        General Assembly;

b)        The Committee;

c)        The office;

d)        Supervisory bodies.

2          Bodies make decisions based on the majority of present members. In case of a tie, the president has the final voice.

Article 7

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

1          The General Assembly is convened at least once a year by the Committee 20 days in advance.

2          The Committee may at any time convene an extraordinary General Meeting.

3          A fifth of the members can request the convening of an extraordinary General Meeting.

4          The General Assembly is chaired by the president of the Committee or, instead, by the Vice-President or another member of the Committee.

Article 8

COMPOSITION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

1          The General Assembly is composed of paying members.

2          The membership of the General Assembly can be called upon by natural and legal persons.

3          The application for admission must be made in writing to the Committee.

4          This latter on may refuse an application for admission without giving any reasons.

5          The members are not individually liable for obligations of the Association.

Article 9

DUTIES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The attribution of the General Assembly include:

$1a)             The President and members of the Committee are elected every year for a period of one year, renewable.

b)        The revision of the articles and the dissolution of the Association;

c)        The exclusion of members violating the laws or having infringed

interests of the Association;

d)        The approval of the budget and accounts of the Association;

e)        The approval of the activity report;

f)         The deliberation of any individual proposal to the Committee at least fifteen days in advance;

g)        The designation of a controlling body in charge of auditing and discharge based on the basis of its annual report.

Article 10

COMMETEE COMPOSITION

The Committee is composed of a minimum of three elected members.

Their rights include:

The direction or its representative, in an advisory capacity.

Article 11

COMMITTEE DUTIES

The Committee has the following duties:

a)        The election of the treasurer and secretary at the first meeting of the Committee after the General Assembly;

b)        The designation of the management and the creation of its list of responsibilities;

c)        The approval of internal rules regarding the functioning of the association

d)        The establishment of ad hoc committees, chaired by a member of the Committee allowed asking for assistance of experts who are not members of the Association and representing the various disciplines concerned with activities managed by the Association;

e)        The financial management of the Association and approval of the budget.

f)         The Committee shall determine the guidelines and vouches policies          implemented and the goals of the association.

g)        The Committee decides on loans to be asked and guarantees to give. It elects the person representing the association for these operations.

Article 12

THE OFFICE

The Office manages the business of the Association and represents it towards third parties. It examines any request or proposal from the management and staff.

It is composed of the President, the management and of other members of the Committee if needed.

Article 13

DISSOLUTION

1          The dissolution of the Association shall be requested in writing by at least one third of the Committee members

2          The dissolution is pronounced when the majority of members present at the General Assembly have accepted. The majority of the Association’s members shall be present at such meeting. If the quorum is not reached, a second General Assembly is convened after a month and shall pronounce the dissolution.

3          In case of dissolution, the assets available will be allocated to an institution

pursuing similar goals.

                                   Philippe AEGERTER

                                   President

Geneva, 18 February 2009

Adopted by the General Assembly constitutively 19.06.1979

Revised by the General Assembly of 5 March 1992

Revised by the General Assembly of 23 March 1995

Revised by the General Assembly on 8 June 1999

Revised by the General Assembly on 29 March 2001

Revised by the General Assembly of February 13, 2003

Revised by the General Assembly of February 18, 2009