Statutes EATA  (European Aquarium and Terrarium Association)

General provisions
B  Membership
Structures and organization
Final provisions


A General provisions

It. 1 Name, domicile and financial year of EATA

  1. The community of interest founded on 20.11.2010 in Hambrücken (Germany) bears the name EATA (European Aquarium and Terrarium Association).
  2. It is based in Brussels.
  3. The financial year is the calendar year.

It. 2 Purpose and objectives of EATA

  1. Exchange of information among the affiliated associations.
  2. Influence on the creation of laws and regulations for animal husbandry at European level.
  3. Mutual support for vivaristic projects (eg species conservation programs, further education ...).
  4. Maintaining scientific, economic and political contacts at the international level.

It. 3 Communication

As an information platform, the homepage of EATA, which is linked to the websites of the affiliated associations.


B Membership

It. 4 Membership

  1. Members of EATA are usually the national associations.
  2. If, for linguistic reasons or subject matter, a nation has its own national associations, all members of EATA may be members.
  3. If there is no organized association in a country, a maximum of two clubs, each with one vote, can become a member of EATA until the formation of an association.
  4. Admission procedure: The provisional admission is made by the board. The definitive admission must be confirmed at the next delegates' meeting.

It. 5 Membership fee

The membership fee is determined annually by the Assembly of delegates (AD).

It. 6 Exclusion

Associations that fail to meet their financial obligations will be excluded at the next Assembly of delegates (AD).


C Structures and organization

It. 7 Organs of Association

The organs of EATA are:

  1. Assembly of delegates (AD)
  2. Board
  3. Control office (Cash auditors)

It. 8 Assembly of delegates (AD)

  1. At least once a year in ordinary AD with 2-voting representatives of the national associations will be held.
  2. Nations with 2 national associations each have 1 representative entitled to vote.
  3. A written transfer of votes can be made within a national association and also across borders.
  4. Up to 2 more people from the individual associations have say - but no voting rights at the DV.
  5. The board or three state associations may request the convening of an extraordinary delegates' assembly with the same voting rights as at the ordinary assembly of delegates to the president.
  6. Statutes Changes are determined by the AD by a two-thirds majority..
  7. The agenda must be sent to the affiliated associations at least 30 days in advance.
  8. Requests by affiliated associations to the AD that do not affect the agenda items must be submitted to the President at least 60 days prior to the AD.
  9. Resolutions of the AD can also be taken by communication.

It. 9 Board

  1. The board is elected for 4 years. Re-election is possible.
  2. The board consists of:
    1. President
    2. Vice President 1
    3. Vice President 2
    4. Treasurer
    5. Secretary
  3. For each position a deputy is elected.

It. 10 President

  1. The President represents EATA with authorities or other associations. He determines any representations by other board members.
  2. The President ensures the creation of the agenda of the ordinary or extraordinary DV and leads them.
  3. The President monitors all activities in the EATA and ensures communication within the Board.

It. 11 Vice President 1 (Foreign minister)

  1. The Vice President 1 ensures external contacts (commissions in Brussels, OFI, BNA, etc.) as specified by the Board.

It. 12 Vice President 2 (Interior minister)

  1. Vice President 2 accompanies the projects within EATA and represents the board there.
  2. Vice President 2 ensures communication within EATA.
  3. Vice-President 2 is responsible for organizing the Ordinary or Extraordinary Assembly of Delegates

It. 13 Treasurer

  1. The treasurer manages the finances of EATA.
  2. The treasurer ensures the annual cash audit by the selected cash auditors.

It. 14 Secretary

  1. The secretary keeps a record or ensures the preparation of the minutes at the EATA events.
  2. The secretary also ensures the archiving and distribution of the EATA minutes to all member associations, board members and the Cash auditors.

It. 15 Control office (Cash auditors)

  1. Two cash auditors and one substitute are elected by the DV.
  2. Every year the oldest cash auditor leaves the Control office. Normally the deputy moves in and a new deputy is elected.


D Final provisions

It. 16 Resolution

  1. For less than three participating associations EATA will be dissolved.
  2. The assets will be donated either to a successor organization of the EATA or, in the absence of such, to the ZGAP (Zoological Society for Species and Population Protection).

It. 17 Come into effect

  1. Diese Statuten wurden an der DV vom 12.09.2015 in Dachau (Germany) in Kraft gesetzt.
  2. Basis of the statute is the German version.
  3. These statutes were revised at the DV of 16 Sept. 2017 in Fulda (Germany) to the present version.
  4. These statutes were added on 14.09.19 in Rychnow with the new item 4.3.


President: Dr. Peter Sound

Secretary: Thierry de Coulon