I – Members

I.1 – Academies and similar Institutions of European countries which are committed to the Science for the advancement of Agriculture, for Food and Nature may become members of the “Union Of European Academies For Science Applied To Agriculture, Food And Nature”, (“UEAA”)

I.2 – Other Academies and similar Cultural Institutions which pursue the same objectives in Europe, may apply to become members of UEAA.

I.3 – Membership requests are subject to the final approval by the General Assembly.

II – The General Assembly

II.1 – The General Assembly is made up of the Members and is convened every two years. Each Member may participate formally with a maximum of two representatives.

II.2 – Other Organisations interested in the questions set down on the agenda of a meeting of the General Assembly, may from time to time, be invited as observers.

II.3 – Each proposal submitted to the approval of the General Assembly must be formally presented as a written proposal by the Steering Committee or by at least ten Members.

II.4 – The General Assembly, having heard the Report by the President of the Steering Committee, expresses its opinion on the activities of UEAA, deliberates with regard to the acceptance of new Members, elects the Members of the Steering Committee, and adopts the necessary provisions for the Charter and the activities of the Union.

II.5 – The costs for the organisation of the General Assembly Meetings are the responsibility of the hosting Member. Travel and subsistence expense shall be borne by each participant.

III – The Steering Committee

III.1 – The Steering Committee is composed of 7 to 9 Members, as follows:

a representative of the Member who hosted the previous General Assembly
a representative of the Member who will host the following General Assembly
Members elected by the General Assembly, half of whom must be renewed every two years. The election is by absolute majority of those present at the Assembly.
III.2 – The Steering Committee meets before the General Assembly, in order to finalise its preparations and immediately following the General Assembly so as to put into effect what has been deliberated. The Steering Committee may autonomously decide on the need for further meetings of its own.

III.3 – Members of the Steering Committee may remain in office for a maximum of six consecutive years. The President of the Steering Committee is designated by the Member who hosted the previous General Assembly Meeting; the Vice-President is designated by the Member who is to host the following one. The latter assumes the Presidency in the Meeting immediately preceding the General Assembly which he is to host. The Past President is part of the Steering Committee for the upcoming two years and will attend the meetings.

III.4 – The Steering Committee must ensure continuity between the two successive General Assemblies, by implementing the recommendations of the previous one and preparing the programme for the following one; it must oversee the activities and represent UEAA, establish relations with other Institutions and Organisations; it must decide quickly on urgent issues and in potentially contentious issues, inform all Members accordingly and submit the actions undertaken to the approval of the following General Assembly.

IV – Headquarters

UEAA will be hosted by the Member who designated the President in office, or by another Member at the proposal of the President in office.

This Constituent Act, of which the preceding remarks form an integral part, is undersigned by:

  • Académie d’Agriculture de France (Francia) – Jean-Marc Boussard
  • Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Croazia)- Milan Maceljski
  • Dachverband Agrarforschung (DAF) e V. (Germania) – Wilfried Werner
  • Estonian Academy of Sciences (Estonia)- Loit Reintam
  • Greek Agricultural Academy (Grecia) – Jean Boyazoglu
  • Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (Latvia) – Baiba Rivza
  • Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Polonia) – Marian Tischner
  • Polish Academy of Sciences (Polonia) – Marian Truszczynski
  • Romanian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences “Gheorghe Ionescu-Sisesti” (Romania) – Alexandru Viorel Vranceanu
  • Royal Agricultural Society of England (Regno Unito) – Richard Sanders
  • Royal Society for Agriculture Science (Olanda) – Hubert Spiertz
  • Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Russia) – Gennady Alexeyevich Romanenko
  • Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Slovenia) – Ivan Kreft
  • Unione Nazionale delle Accademie per le Scienze applicate allo sviluppo dell’Agricoltura, alla sicurezza alimentare ed alla tutela ambientale (UNASA) – Franco Scaramuzzi