Respect and acceptance towards each
other's art within the circus domain.
the course of the programme of the Capital Circus of Budapest
entitled “Central European Circus Ring” representatives of
different branches within the circus domain expressed their wishes to
establish an association in Central Europe in order to represent
acrobats and circus performers in the most appropriate way possible.
The international association applies for a membership in the
European Circus Association and the Federation Mondiale du Cirque and
accepts their provisions as binding.
The Association accepts and agrees with
the content of the CIRCUS MANIFESTO signed by H.S.H Princess
Stephanie of Monaco on January 22, 2017 as well as by the
participants of the Circus Festival in Monte Carlo.
adapting the present Statutes, the founders of the Association
establish a non-governmental organisation that has registered
membership, was established on a voluntary basis in form of an
association in order to continuously achieve the common and lasting
objectives of the members based on Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code
(hereinafter: Ptk.) and on Act CLXXV of 2011 on the Freedom of
Association, on the Non-profit Status and on the Operation and
Support of Civil Organizations (hereinafter: Civil Act) as follows:
of the Association: Közép-Európai Cirkuszművészeti Egyesület
name of the Association: Central-European Circus Art Association
Registered office of the Association:
Budapest, 1062 Bp. VI., Andrássy út 61.
Chairperson of the Association:
II. AIMS and DUTIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
parties to the Association the members would like to achieve
through social self-organisation that circus performers are able to
act in a more coordinated way on the basis of the increasing
diversity of universal circus arts, to protect their achievements
and to develop themselves and their institutions. In order to
achieve its goal, the democratic Association carries out mainly the
It promotes circus arts, artists and
It creates circus productions.
It organises professional events within
the circus domain.
It provides help to promote
cross-border mobility and work.
It facilitates compliance with the
principles of animal protection and animal health during circus
It facilitates the education of acrobat
children growing up and performing in travelling circuses.
By organising trainings and workshops,
it contributes to the training programmes of acrobat schools.
With the tools of circus pedagogy and
social circus as well as the development of circus methodology it
contributes to educational-teaching programmes and the reduction of
In the course of realising its goals,
the Association does not carry out any political activities, its
organisation is independent of political parties, does not provide
financial aid to and does not accept financial aid from political
parties. The Association does not candidate or support members of
the parliament, local governments or members of the EP.
of the membership status
The Association has a registered
membership. Annex 1 of present Statute contains the membership at
the time of the adaptation of present Statute. Changes to the
Association's membership do not require the change of present
Active or retired circus artists, on
the one hand natural persons who are or were in connection with
Central European circus arts and on the other hand legal entities
or organisations with no legal entity who carry out their
activities in the field of circus arts can become members of the
if they declare in a written membership
application submitted to the Board of the Association that they
accept the Statute, agree with the Association's aims and are
willing to pay the membership fee;
persons must have no criminal record.
The membership of a member should not
be against or damage the interest of the Association or the other
The Board of Directors shall inform
the General Assembly about their point of view regarding the
membership application at the first meeting after the submittal of
the membership application and the General Assembly shall decide
about the establishment of the membership status.
of the membership status
The membership in the Association is
terminated upon the death, exit or exclusion of a member from the
Association or the cessation of the Association.
Members can leave the Association on a
voluntary basis which must be reported to the Board of Directors.
The wish to leave the Association does not have to be justified and
the membership is terminated on the day when the Board of Directors
receives the notification. Members are not entitled to reclaim any
membership fee paid beforehand if they leave the Association.
Board of Directors has the right to exclude members from the
Association if they breach the present Statute, the relevant legal
provisions or the decisions of the General Assembly, or if their
actions are incompatible with the aims of the Association,
They seriously or repeatedly breach the
They do not comply with their
obligation to pay the membership fee before the deadline;
They are sentenced to imprisonment by a
final court judgement.
The decision of the Board of Directors
on the exclusion of a member must contain the facts and evidence
serving as the basis for the decision and a notification that the
member has the right to contest the decision within thirty days upon
receipt of the decision on the debarment by submitting a claim to the
competent court and to apply for the decision to be set aside by
reference to a breach of the Law or to the fact that the decision is
in breach of present Statute.
Based on the decision on excluding a
member, the membership is terminated on the day of the decision's
and Obligations of Members
Rights of Members:
Participation in the General Assembly
with the right to vote.
They can vote and can be voted for
positions in the Association's organs.
They have the right to submit proposals
and express their opinion regarding any issues linked to the
They have the right to inspect the
Association's documents and to ask for information on the Board
They have the right to participate in
the activities and events of the Association and to use the
They have the right to initiate the
convening of the General Assembly.
Sponsoring members have the right to
participate in the discussions of the General Assembly, have no right
to vote and cannot be voted for positions in the Association's
organs; furthermore, however, they have the same rights as the
members. For lack of separate provisions of present Statute, the same
provisions shall apply to supporting members as to the other members.
Obligations of Members:
They have to comply with and perform
the Statute, the other regulations and the Association's decisions.
have to facilitate the operation of the Association and the
realisation of their goals.
They have to pay membership fees.
They have to behave in a manner that
complies with the Association's expectations, and they have to
abstain from behaviour that does not comply with the Association's
goals and breaches or jeopardises their interests.
In case of legal entities or
organisations with no legal entity, the membership rights are
exercised by a senior officer of the entity or the person who is
entitled to do so by means of a private agreement with probative
of the General Assembly
The Association's main and decision
making organ is the General Assembly consisting of all members of
Meetings of the General Assembly are
open to the public. The General Assembly has the right to decide
about the exclusion of the public or the restriction of the
publicity, if necessary.
The General Assembly must be convened
whenever necessary, but at least once a year. The Board is entitled
to convene an extraordinary General Assembly at any time. The Board
must convene an extraordinary General Assembly, if the Association's
assets do not cover the credits due, presumably the Association will
not be able to settle their obligations by their due date, or the
achievement of the Association's goal might be jeopardised and if
ordered by a court or requested by at least one third of the members
– by indicating the reason and the aim – in writing.
The General Assembly is convened by the
Chairperson, or if the Chairperson is prevented from doing so, by
any other member of the Board.
The General Assembly is convened at
least fifteen days before the date of the planned Assembly in a
verifiable manner, by sending a written invitation by electronic
means. The invitation shall contain the name and registered office
of the Association, the location, as well as the time and planned
agenda of the General Assembly.
The agenda of the General Meeting is
put together by the Board and the members have the opportunity to
submit additional proposals regarding the agenda up to three days
before the meeting at the latest. The Chairperson is entitled to
make a decision regarding the supplementation of the agenda under
the condition that if the Chairperson rejects the supplementation
then the General Assembly is entitled to make a decision regarding
the supplementation of the agenda before the agenda is adopted.
Where appropriate, the Chairperson is
entitled to suggest the supplementation of the agenda before the
start of the meeting and the General Assembly makes a decision in
this regard also before the agenda is adopted.
The location of the General Assembly is
the registered office of the Association or any other location
indicated in the invitation.
The General Assembly can be held by
electronic means as well. The user name and password received when
they joined the Association serve as the verification of the
that can be used to facilitate electronic meetings: Skype
The General Assembly has a quorum if
more than the half of the members having the right to vote are
present. If the General Assembly does not have a quorum within half
an hour after the original time of the Assembly, then the General
Assembly must be postponed and repeated. The repeated General
Assembly has a quorum regarding the issues on the agenda of the
original General Assembly irrespective of the number of members
present and this circumstance must be indicated on the invitation.
The repeated General Assembly can be convened on the same day when
the original General Assembly without a quorum, if this is indicated
in the invitation of the original General Assembly under the
conditions regarding the quorum.
If the General Assembly was not
convened in an ordinary manner, then all members have to be present
and approve of the General Assembly unanimously, otherwise the
General Assembly cannot take place.
The General Assembly is presided over
by the Chairperson of the Association, or if the Chairperson is
prevented from doing so, by any other member of the Board. After
opening the meeting, the General Assembly elects one person each
from among its own members to count the votes, to take the minutes
and to verify the minutes.
otherwise provided by present Statute, the decisions of the General
Assembly are taken by means of public vote, if more than half of the
members present vote yes. In the event of a tied vote, the proposal
must be considered as rejected. On request of more than half of the
members present, the General Assembly is entitled to make decisions
regarding any issue by voting processes requiring other than a
General Assembly can make decisions regarding the new members, the
resignation of senior officers and the modification of the Statute
in an open vote, if at least two third of the members present votes
with “yes”. Furthermore, the General Assembly can make decisions
regarding the modification of the Association's aim, the dissolution
and winding up of the Association, the merger of the Association
with another company or its de-merger in an open vote, if at least
three quarters of the members present votes with “yes”.
The General Assembly can make decisions
regarding the appointment of the senior officers in an open vote and
on request of more than half of the members present they can decide
on any issues. In case of a secret vote, a commission is set up
consisting of three members counting the votes chosen from the
members of the General Assembly which ensures the conditions of the
secret vote, counts the votes and establishes the result of the
People may not take part in the
decision making process of the General Assembly, if they are
released from obligations and liabilities based on a resolution, are
granted any other advantage, if a contract should be entered into
with them based on a resolution, if a claim should be initiated
against them or if they are personally affected by the decision.
Furthermore, people, whose relatives are affected by the decision
and those who are connected to an organisation affected by the
decision, if that connection guarantees a majority vote, are not
entitled to vote. Non-financial services that can be used by anyone
without restrictions within the framework of the Association's
allocations by purpose and such allocations provided by the
Association to their members based on their membership status in
line with the goals laid down in the Statute are not considered to
Based on the Board's decision, the
General Assembly is entitled to make decisions without holding a
meeting. In such cases, the Board shall send its draft decision to
the members in advance in writing by electronic means or by post.
The members are entitled to send their vote to the Board in writing
by electronic means or by post within eight days upon receipt of the
draft. The decision making procedure is considered as successful, if
at least as many „yes“ votes are sent to the Board as many
members with voting rights would have been needed to be present at
the meeting to have a quorum. Within three days upon the last day of
the deadline set for the vote, the Board shall count the votes,
establish the result and inform the members about it within another
The minutes of the General Assembly
must be taken and must include the location and time of the General
Assembly, the name of the chairperson, the important remarks and
proposals made during the meeting and the decisions made. The
minutes are authenticated through the signatures of the chairperson
and the person chosen to verify the minutes. The public parts of the
minutes must be published on the Association's home page.
of the General Assembly
The following tasks fall under the
exclusive competence of the General Assembly:
Formulating and modifying the Statute,
Making a decision on winding up the
Association, the merger of the Association with another company or
Appointing and dismissing the senior
officers and determining their fees;
Granting the Association's individual
sections, as organisational units, legal personality and withdraw
Approving the annual budget;
Approving the financial report in line
with the Act of Accounting;
Approving the annual professional
report of the Board;
Approving the conclusion of contracts
between the Association and its own members, the members of the
Board or their relatives;
decisions regarding issues that fall under the exclusive competences
of the Board according to legal provisions or the present Statute.
The activities of the Association are
controlled by the Board in the intervals within General Assemblies.
The Board is entitled to make decisions regarding all issues linked
to the Board's operation, with the exception of cases, which are,
according to legal provisions or present Statute, the exclusive
responsibility of the General Assembly.
The Board is a body consisting of 5
members, is elected by the General Assembly for a definite period of
five years; the Board members at the time when the Association was
founded are listed in Annex 2 of present Statute. It consists of the
Chairperson, two deputy chairs and two Board members. The Board
members are senior officers of the Association who must carry out
their duties themselves.
The Board shall meet whenever
necessary, but at least quarterly. An extraordinary Board meeting
must be convened if requested by any Board member.
The Board meeting is convened by the
Chairperson, or if the Chairperson is prevented from doing so, by
any deputy chair by means of an invitation sent by electronic means
or per post at least three days before the meeting and the
invitation must contain the meeting's agenda.
The Board meetings are not public; in
addition to the Board members, only people invited by the
Chairperson on a permanent or ad-hoc basis might be present.
Board has a quorum if all Board members are present. Each Board
member has one vote. The decisions of the Board are made by means of
an open vote and the “yes” vote of the majority of the Board
members present is necessary to make a decision. In the event of a
tied vote, the proposal must be considered as rejected. A person,
who or whose relatives are exempted from an obligation or liability,
are granted any benefits or have another interest in the legal
action to be carried out based on the decision cannot take part in
the decision making of the Board.
Requirements towards and grounds for
exclusion for Board members:
Only adults of legal age can be Board
members, whose capacity to act within the scope of their competences
is not restricted;
People who were sentenced to
imprisonment by a final court decision due to committing a crime
cannot be Board members, while they are not exempt from the negative
consequences resulting from the previous criminal records;
People who have been banned from
carrying out the activities of senior officers cannot be Board
members for the time period defined in the decision imposing the
The appointment of the Board members
the set deadline;
submitted in writing, on the day when this document is received by
dismissed by the General Assembly, on the day of receipt of the
General Assembly's decision regarding this issue if the decision
contains a justification;
If there is grounds for exclusion or a
conflict of interest laid down in the legal provisions or present
Statute that apply to the senior officer.
Circumstances that justify the
dismissal of Board members by the General Assembly:
If the member breaches or neglects the
Statute's provisions applicable to their function deliberately
despite a written notification regarding this matter;
Negligence of the operation of the
Board for a prolonged period of time;
If the member is considered unfit from
an ethical point of view;
If the member does not take the
financial interests of the Association into consideration for a
prolonged time period;
If the member is sentenced to
imprisonment by a final court judgement;
If the member is banned from carrying
out the duties of a senior officer by a final court judgement.
of the Board
The Board has the following
The supervision, control and
organisation of the Association's activities, making decisions
necessary for the daily operation of the Association;
Preparation of the General Assembly and
determining the items on the agenda;
Preparation of the proposals regarding
the annual budget and the report required in line with the Act on
Accounting and submitting these to the General Assembly;
Preparation of the annual professional
statement and submitting it to the General Assembly;
Implementing the decisions of the
General Assembly and checking their implementation;
proposals to the General Assembly regarding the establishment of
Making decisions regarding the
exclusion of members;
the Association's assets, deciding on economic-activities, deciding
on obtaining, encumbering or selling movable assets, or on taking
out a loan;
Adopting the Association's regulations
with the exception of present Statute;
Registration of the records of the
Resolutions, the Association's documentation, regulations and other
books, keeping files on the operation of the Association;
Making decisions regarding issues that
according to the legal provisions, present Statute or any decision
of the General Assembly are within the scope of responsibilities of
The Chairperson is the most important
senior officer of the Association, who supervises and controls the
Association's activities in cooperation with the Board.
The Chairperson has the following
Convening and chairing the meetings of
the General Assembly and the Board;
Representing the Association
independently in front of courts, authorities and other third
Carrying out all tasks that according
to the legal provisions, present Statute or any decision of the
General Assembly are within the scope of Chairperson's
The Chairperson is entitled to assign
representative or other tasks to the deputy chair in certain cases
or certain groups of cases. Furthermore, the deputy chairs are not
entitled to act in the name of the Association without the
notification of the Chairperson or to assume any liability in their
In order to achieve its goals, the
Association is entitled to set up sections within Hungary or
abroad. If the necessary legal conditions and facilities are in
place, then certain sections – with separate organisation and
assets – can work as independent legal personalities.
Sections that operate as independent
legal personalities lay down their operation rules in their own
regulations which cannot be contrary to present Statute.
Sections that operate as independent
legal personalities are represented by the head of the given
section in front of the General Assembly.
AND ASSETS OF THE ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP FEE
The management of the Association is
based on an annual budget.
The assets of the Association can
include cash, movable and immovable assets, as well as property
The Association manages its income
independently and is responsible for settling its debts with its own
assets. The members of the Association are not responsible for the
debts of the Association with their own assets.
Income necessary for the operation of
membership fees and fees from
aid and donations given by natural
persons and business organisations;
income from events;
aid from the state, as well as from
community bodies and other organs;
income from economic activities;
The membership fee is determined in
line with the aim of the Association, the resources necessary for
carrying out the Association's tasks and the financial capacity of
the members taking into consideration the assets necessary for the
operation of the Association.
The annual membership fee is EUR 1 for
natural persons in 2016. The minimum annual membership fee for
sponsoring members in 2016 is EUR 100.
member who is paying at least EUR 3,000 to the Association is
entitled to wear the Golden Sponsor title of the Central-European
Circus Art Association.
member who is paying at least EUR 2,000 to the Association is
entitled to wear the Silver Sponsor title of the Central-European
Circus Art Association.
member who is paying at least EUR 1,000 to the Association is
entitled to wear the Bronze Sponsor title of the Central-European
Circus Art Association.
modification of the amount of the membership fee and the membership
fee for sponsoring members is adopted by the General Assembly on
proposal of the Board and it does not necessitate the modification
of the Statute. The
payment of the membership fee for members and for sponsoring members
must be settled annually, by the 15th
of January of the given year at the latest.
Name and address of the holder: AKCENTA CZ a. s. Gočárova 312 Hradec Králové 500 02 Czech Republic
Name of the bank of the holder: Deutsche Bank AG Czech Republic
Transfer statement: 60688/Közép-Európai Cirkuszművészeti / Always write this in the bank transfer statement/
Hungarian Forint account
Name of the holder: Közép-Európai Cirkuszművészeti Egyesület/Central European Circusart Association (CECA)
Name of the bank of the holder:
Account number: 11707110-21455481
Name of the account: CECA
In order to achieve its goals and to
facilitate its operation, the Association may carry out economic
activities in a complementary manner, if it does not jeopardise the
achievement of their goals and if they are directly linked to their
implementation. The results of the economic activities of the
Association are not distributed to the Association's members, they
can be used for the achievement of the Association's goals only.
UP THE ASSOCIATION
The Association ceases to exist
the General Assembly decides to dissolve the Association;
through a merger with another
association (fusion, integration);
if an organ entitled to do so winds up
if it becomes impossible to achieve
if the number of their members does not
reach 10 for 6 months;
in cases laid down in legal provisions.
Association is only allowed to merge with another association, and
can be dissolved back only into an association.
the Association is dissolved, its assets must be used – after
settling the obligations towards creditors – for the purposes of
NGOs with the same goals as the Association.
Issues not regulated in present Statute
shall be governed by the provisions of the Act on NGOs and the
provisions of the Civil Code regarding associations, as well as other
applicable legal provisions.
March 19, 2017
Statute was adopted by decision no. 2017/1 of the General Assembly of
Circus Art Association on
March 19, 2017 in Budapest.