ENEN - EUROPEAN NUCLEAR EDUCATION NETWORK ASSOCIATION
RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR L’ENSEIGNEMENT DES SCIENCES NUCLEAIRES
The statutes of ENEN were created in 2003. They has been amended, according to Article 13, seven times: on 4 March 2005, 8 October 2007, 17 April 2008, 5 March 2009, 2 March 2012, 19 February 2014 and 5 January 2016.
ENEN Statutes amendment on 5 January 2016
The amendment of statutes approved in 2016 was the result of the work of the Board of Governors of ENEN and the commission, created after the General Assembly of 2014, to develop a complete revision of the Article 8.1. This will allow for a proper renew of the leadership of the Association in the comming years.
ENEN Statutes amendment on 19 February 2014
The amendment of statutes in 2014 was proposed by the Board of Governors to avoid the current President of the Association to have to step down from his position in the Board, after only one year of Presidency, in order to allow for smoother transitions in the management of the Association.
In the General Assembly of 2014, the Board of Governors created a commission in order to develop a complete revision of this Article 8.1 of statutes.
ENEN Statutes amendment on 2 March 2012
The main point of the amendment in 2012 is that, instead of two types of membership("Effective Membership" and "Associated Membership"), all EU members should have the “ENEN Membership”, aiming at “mutual recognition” among the members.
- No evaluation is given in terms of the member’s level of education and training, but a recommendation by at least one ENEN Member is required.
- All ENEN Members pay the membership fee and have a voting right
- President is selected from any ENEN Member
ENEN Statutes amendment on 5 March 2009
In order to achieve more flaxibility the ENEN Statutes has been amended at the GA 2009 in Manchester, UK, 5 March 2009.
The main changes are as follows:
- official representative of ENEN Members
- the structure of Board members
- install the Working Area
ENEN Statutes amendment on 8 October 2007
The expansion of the European Nuclear Education Network Association with new members outside the academic world and the larger scope of activities, including the support and organisation of research and training in addition to education, leads us to consider a more equitable distribution of rights and obligations of the members. One of the necessary urgent steps in this direction is a revision of the ENEN Statutes, in particular the voting system.
Basically there were two changes:
- The concept of one vote per country was changed (Article 7). Every member, Effective or Associated, has one vote in the General Assembly. With the actual 44 members from 18 countries, the General Assembly decisions will not be taken anymore by the 18 country votes, but by the votes of the 44 members.
- For modification of the ENEN Statute, the requirement for a unanimous vote without abstentions was reduced to the requirement of a two thirds majority vote (Article 13).