Article 1. The name of the Association shall be “The Association for Korean Studies in Europe” (AKSE).
SEAT OF THE ASSOCIATION
Article 2. The Association is legally registered under the laws of France (law of 1 July 1901 and decree of 16 August 1901). The registered office of the Society shall be located at Université Paris Cité, UFR LCAO Case 7009, 5 rue Thomas Mann 75025 Paris Cedex 13, France. The Council shall have the power to change the registered office from one location to another. Its decision shall be ratified by a Membership Meeting.
Article 3. The Association shall be non-political and its objects shall be:
- to stimulate and to co-ordinate academic Korean studies in all countries of Europe;
- to contribute to the spread of knowledge of Korea among a wider public.
The objects of the Association shall be attained:
- by organizing academic conferences on Korea;
- by providing a platform for information on Korean Studies Institutes in Europe;
- by encouraging, facilitating and conducting co-operation with other organizations having aims consistent with its own objects.
Article 4. The Association shall consist of Full Members in the categories of Ordinary Members and Honorary Members, and of Associate Members in the categories of Individual Associate Members and Corporate Associate Members.
Ordinary Membership is open to persons permanently resident in Europe, or employed by European academic institutions, with a serious academic interest in Korea. Honorary Members shall be elected by the Council in recognition of eminent contributions to the aims of the Association and shall not exceed ten in number. Individual Associate Membership is open to persons not permanently resident in Europe. Corporate Associate Members shall be organizations which desire to support the aims of the Association by payment of an annual fee to be determined by the Council. Applications and proposals for Membership are to be addressed to any member of the Council and decided upon by the Council of the Association.
Article 5. Members shall pay an annual fee to be determined by the Council.
Members may be exempted partially or totally from payment of the fee upon decision of the Council. The due date for payment of the fee shall be determined by the Council.
Article 6. Membership shall expire:
- when a Member resigns from the Association by notifying the Treasurer in writing;
- when the Membership fee has not been paid after second notice;
- when a Member is expelled from the Association by the Council for having acted in a manner detrimental to the interests or the good name of the Association.
Expulsion shall require the consent of not less than five members of the Council. Before a decision on expulsion is taken, the President of the Association will write to the Member in question, stating the nature of the alleged offence, together with the name(s) of the informant(s) or source(s) of information, and allowing a reasonable time for an explanation.
Article 7. Annual Membership Meetings will be held during academic conferences or when called by the Council.
The Council shall call an Extraordinary Membership Meeting upon the request of one-third of the Full Members of the Association. Notice of any business to be transacted at a Membership Meeting shall be given in writing to the President, who shall prepare the agenda of the meeting.
One-third of the Full Members of the Association shall form a quorum for any Membership Meeting, and only Full Members shall have voting rights at any Membership Meeting.