It contains the report of the various sessions and workshops of the Seminar, dedicated to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Flexible Ties within Higher Education as well as information on the keynote speeches and the social programme proposed to the participants.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
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According to the Statutes of EURASHE, the General Assembly is composed of:
• all members of the Association are represented in the General Assembly
• the General Assembly can admit a limited number of observers to its meetings
According to the Statutes, the General Assembly has the following functions:
• a President or a Vice President can be discharged by the General Assembly upon recommendation by the Council before the end of their term if they are deemed not to act in the best interest of the Association.
• the General Assembly has full powers in the realisation of the mission and aims of the association.
in particular the tasks of the General Assembly are:
• to amend the Statutes
• to elect or discharge the President and the Vice Presidents
• to appoint the Secretary General
• to appoint the Treasurer
• to approve the annual report of the President
• to approve the annual accounts and report of the Treasurer
• to approve the annual membership fees
• to terminate membership
• to approve all other important issues, including appointment of key people to an office within the Association
• to dissolve the Association
According to the Statutes, EURASHE’s General Assembly has the following rules of procedure:
• the General Assembly meets annually, between 1 March and 1 July, unless the Executive Board decides otherwise. The meeting of the General Assembly is called by the President no later than four (4) weeks before the date of the meeting.
• if the majority of the delegates demand so, an Extraordinary Meeting is called by the President within two (2) months from the date of the request. Also, an Extraordinary Meeting can be called by a majority of the Council or by three (3) members of the Board jointly.
• in order to meet legally, a quorum of fifty percent plus one of the total number of all possible votes held by the members of the General Assembly must be present or/and represented by proxy. If this is not the case, the President can call an Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly, with no such provision.
• the General Assembly decides by a majority of fifty percent plus one of the votes represented in the meeting, i.e. delegates present and valid proxy documents. The President has a casting vote.
• individual member institutions have one vote each. National associations have a number of votes corresponding to the number of their member institutions up to a maximum of five (5) votes. Associate members have one vote each.
• members who can not be present may vote by proxy, given either to another member who is present, or to the Secretariat.
The General Assembly meetings also allow members to be informed about latest trends & developments in Higher Education, and for members to provide feedback on their views on development, plans and policy issues.