Executive Committee

The President Guy Peters University of Pittsburgh

The Vice-Presidents

Diane Stone Murdoch University, Australia

Frank Fischer Rutgers university, USA

Marleen Brans University of Leuven, Belgium

M Ramesh University of Singapore

The Treasurer Gilberto Capano University of Bologna, Italy

The General Secretary Philippe Zittoun LET-ENTPE-University of Lyon, France

The Other Members

Michael Howlett Simon Fraser University, Canada

Grace Skogstad University of Toronto, Canada

Chris Weible University of Colorado, USA

Laura Chaqués University of Barcelona, Spain

Guillaume Fontaine Flasco, Ecuador

The text of the constitution

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY ASSOCIATION This is the constitution of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA)

Article 1 – Legal form The association is governed by the law of the 1st July 1901 (France) and of this constitution.

Article 2 – Goals The goals of the association are : 1. To promote scientific research in the field of Public Policy and to contribute to its international development 2. To organize a regular international general conference on Public Policy 3. To develop international network activities which contribute to the Public Policy field 4. To promote the International diffusion of knowledge on Public Policy 5. To develop other relevant activities linked to the field of Public Policy 6. To promote research on Public Policy and the use of policymaking organization

Article 3 – Name and Headquarter The name of the association is : International Public Policy Association Its headquarter is : LET-ENTPE, 2 rue Maurice Audin, 69120 Vaulx en Velin, France

The Headquarter can be changed (from time to time) by the decision of the Executive Committee. This change must be ratified by the College.

Article 4 – Activities The activities of the association include but are not limited to organizing conferences and meetings, developing publications in public policy and media of communication such as a website, newsletters, and social networks.

Article 5 – Members of the Association The members of the association can be individuals or organizations.

   To be a “member”, Individuals must pay any periodic fees set by the Executive Committee
   To be “institutional member”, organizations must pay any periodic fees set by the Executive Committee
   To be “partner member”, individuals or organizations must give a specific contribution to the Association and be approved as “partner members” by the Executive Committee.

Article 6 : Membership Withdrawl from the association Individual membership shall be withdrawn, by 1. Resignation 2. For a serious offence, non-payment, or malfeasance, as decided by the Executive Committee

Institutional Membership shall be withdrawn by 1. Decision of the institutional member 2. Non-payment of institutional membership fees 3. Decision of the Executive Committee

Partner Membership shall be withdrawn by 1. Decision of the partner 2. Decision of the Executive Committee

Article 7 : Composition of the College The association is governed by a College and an Executive Committee The chief representative body of the association is its College. The College is composed of : • A maximum of 24 individuals members elected for four year renewable terms by votes of the individual and institutional members of the association, with half of the members elected every two years. The members elected should represent the diversity of countries and continents of the entire membership, the diversity of policy approaches, and take into account the need for gender equity. For the first election, half elect of the elected members will the selected by lot for a two year term only, thus allowing for rotation in office. • Each “partner member” which ask can be represented in the College by decision of the Executive College

Article 8 : The Executive Committee The College elects from individual members an Executive Committee composed of a maximum of 12 members for two year terms with a president. The local organizer of preceding and present General Conferences is also a member of the College.

Article 9 : The composition of Executive Committee The Executive Committee elected within its members on the proposal of the President • A treasurer • At least one vice-presidents • A General Secretary.

Article 10 : Role of the President The President is responsible for the ongoing operation of the Association between meetings of the College. He or she calls and chairs its General Assembly, College and Executive Committee. He or she may open and utilize in the name of the Association bank accounts in any bank. The expenditures incurred by the Association must be approved by the President or a person he or she designates. The President or delegate also serves as the official legal spokesperson and representative of the Association. The President shall organize, jointly with the Secretary General, the election of members of the College and of the Executive Council. In the case of departure of a member of the Executive Committee, the president can nominate a member of the College to serve until the end of the mandate.

Article 11 : Role of Vice President(s) The Vice-Presidents of the Association may serve as delegates of the President and assume responsibilities in case of unavailability of the President.

Article 12 : Role of the Treasurer The Treasurer manage the budget, the financial records , and the accounts of the Association. He or she must deliver a financial report to the College on a regular basis.

Article 13 : Role of the General Secretary The Secretary-General serves as the chief administrative officer and manager of the Association’s staff and affairs on a day-to-day basis and shall be responsible for operational matters as provided for under the Constitution or determined by the Executive Council.

Article 14 : Role and organization of the Executive Committee The Executive Committee will meet at least once a year. The President serves as the Chair of the Committee and calls its meetings. The Executive Committee is invested with the powers to pursue any and all goals of the association. To validate any decision, the Executive Committee must have half of its member present or represented. The Executive Committee may by majority vote adopt By laws in order to better carry out the provisions of this Constitution. The Executive Committee will make a record of such bylaws, along with a copy of this constitution, available on the Association webpage. The Executive Committee fix the modality and the amount of the member fees. The Executive Committee stop the account of the association.

Article 15 : Role and function of the College The College will meet at a minimum every two years. The meeting is call and be chaired by the President or delegate.

To validate decisions, half of the members must be present or represented. Emergency or Special meetings may be called from time to time by the President or by a two-third majority members of the College.

The College is responsible for setting the overall direction for the organization. Motions for deliberation by the College at its regular meetings will be proposed by its Executive Committee or by the president and circulated to the membership at least one week prior to the meeting. Motions for Special Meetings must be approved by a two-third majority of the College and included in the notice of meeting issued at least one week prior to that meeting.

At its meetings, the College will deliberate on the report of activities presented by the President and the financial report presented by the treasurer and other matters and discuss an agenda provided by the President. Opportunity will be provided at each meeting of the College for additional items to be placed on the agenda by decision of the president or by majority vote of the members present.

Article 16 : Role and function of the General assembly The General Assembly is the meeting of all the members of the Association.

The General Assembly of the Association is convoked at least every two years by the Executive Committee, generally during the General Assembly, or by a written request signed by no less than one quarter of the Association membership. The agenda of the General Assembly is proposed by the President. The General Assembly will include a presentation by the President on the activities and by the Treasurer on the budget of the association since the last General meeting. The biannual report will be posted on the Association website and is available for reading by each member of the association.

Article 17 : The revenue of the Association The regular revenue of the association is constituted by, among others : the following sources : • Fees from its Individual Members (Membership Fees) • Fees from Institutional Members • Grant from public organizations • Donation from private companies • Revenues from Public and • Revenues generated from activities as approved by the Executive Council. • Revenues from public organizations and private companies • Other sources

All revenues are managed by the association through its bank accounts.

Article 18 : Reimbursement Members of the association will receive no salary for their activities on behalf of the association. They can be reimbursed for accommodation in the case of activities delegate by the president or the Executive Committee.

Article 19 : Modification of constitution This constitution may be modified only at a Meeting of the College. Amendments will be proposed by the Executive Committee and must be passed with the support of two-thirds of the members present at the meeting of the College, or by special resolution of the General Assembly.

Article 20 : Dissolution of the Association The Association may be dissolved only by two third vote of the members of College convoked solely for that purpose by the President.

In all the case, the dissolution can be only approved by a vote of the two third members presents or proxies.

Article 21 – Official Language English shall be the Association’s working language of communication and record. Meetings of the College and the Executive Council shall be conducted in English and all official documents shall be made available in English and it shall prevail in case of conflict with documents in other languages.

End of the Constitution