Statute of the European Security Branch Organisations Club - ESBOC

I. General provisions

§ 1

The Club is an association of organisations in the branch of persons and property security, which are legal persons and which conduct nationwide operations in their countries, acting on the basis of the Declaration adopted on 3 June 2006 by the founding organisations i.e.:

  • Polish Chamber of Persons and Property Security with its seat in Warsaw. (Polska Izba Ochrony osób i Mienia, adresa : 01 – 234 Warszawa, ul. Kasprzaka 29/31, p.203)
  • Persons and Property Security Services Club of the Czech Republic with its seat in Prague, (Český klub bezpečnostních a detektívnich služeb, adresa : 193 00 Praha, ul. Trebešovská 109 / 11, Česká republika)
  • Slovak Chamber of Persons and Property Security with its seat in Bratislava, (ZOMO, ul. Trnavská č. 112, 821 01 Bratislava, Slovenská republika)
  • Hungarian Chamber of Persons and Property Security with its seat in Budapest, (Vagyonvédelmi és Magánnyomozói Szakmai Kamara – SzVMSzK, adresa : H – 1135, Budapest, Szegedi út 37-39)

The Club may use its English name – European Security Branch Organisations Club (ESBOC)

The logotype of the Club is the as attached to this statute, whereas upon joining the Club by an organisation from a new country the part of the logo containing national flags shall be extended

§ 2

The Club operates on principles of partnership with respect for the rules established in the statutes of its member organisations and recognises their full independence

§ 3

  • The Club is an open organisation
  • Any organisation in the branch of persons and property security having a legal personality and operating nationwide in its country of origin can become a member of the Club in accordance with the principle „one country one organisation”
  • The Club does not collect membership fees
  • Accession to the Club is based on submission of an application

II. Responsibilities of the Club

§ 4

The Club consolidates its member organisations in order to achieve the following goals:

  • Expressing common interests towards the European Union institutions and other public and legal institutions for the sake of solutions important for the security branch
  • Cooperation in gaining access to the European Union funds and in location of projects, specifically with respect to cross-border projects
  • Cooperation in determining directions of lobbying in decision-making processes of the European Union institutions and legislative processes conducted by those institutions
  • Exchange of information about legal solutions and problems occurring in the countries where the organisations associated in the Club operate
  • Consolidation of relations within the community of signatory organisations
  • Establishing of ethical and professional standards to be observed by members of the Club and the firms they associate as well as promoting of attitudes compliant with the professional ethics in the countries in which the organisations associated in the Club operate
  • Conducting of mutually agreed educational and training projects
  • Cooperation in professional training
  • Mutual promotion of organisational, technical and other achievements in the branch environment of the Club members
  • Undertaking initiatives determining quality standards in the security branch
  • Undertaking cooperation with foreign organisations with a similar profile of activity
  • Undertaking other joint actions contributing to the development of the firms associated in the organisations active in the Club

§ 5

If all members express their will to do so, the Club may establish a representation of persons who on behalf of the whole Club shall pursue on permanent or ad hoc basis the goal or goals indicated in § 4 of the statute

III. Ways of achieving goals

§ 6

The Club performs the assumed tasks through:

  • Cooperation with national institutions and institutions of the European Union
  • Cooperation with other national and international organisations of commercial and professional self-government as well as with scientific and social institutions
  • Organisation of exchange of experience among members of the Club, in particular through exchange of written information, meetings and trainings, website of the Club and courses
  • Ensuring mutual information, business and legal consulting assistance
  • Preparing and issuing opinions on draft legal regulations concerning business and professional activity of members, in particular with respect to standardization and research, quality standards, ethical standards and scopes of training programs
  • Collecting and making available information concerning persons and property security market and promoting good practices in this field
  • Delegating representatives of the Club to European Union institutions or other institutions for purposes of achieving a determined task or tasks
  • Submitting voluntary information about practices and standards worth promoting and recommending in the field persons and property security
  • Conducting non-commercial publishing and informational activity
  • Creating, if members of the Club agree in their will to do so, conditions for dispute resolution by means of an amicable or conciliatory procedure

IV. Membership

§ 7

  • Accession to the Club is based on submitting an application to the Club leader, referred to in § 11, and a certificate of registration of the organisation in the country where it operates
  • A position regarding acceptance of a new member is expressed to the Club leader by all members in writing or in the form of a tacit agreement within one week from presentation by the Club leader of the membership application
  • The Club leader presents the response regarding membership to the interested party
  • Membership is lost in the event of voluntary leaving of the Club, closing down of the organisation in its country of origin or closing down of the Club

V. Rights and obligations of a Club member

§ 8

1.The basic rights of a Club member include in particular:

  • participation in all forms of activity of the Club on principles of equality
  • submitting motions, proposals
  • presenting programs and postulates
  • using the information owned by the Club
  • the right to co-decide on matters of obtaining European Union funds and location of projects
  • using legal assistance
  • participation of indicated individuals in organized seminars and trainings
  • using in various forms advertising and promotional activities
  • the right to place the Club logotype on member organisation’s headed paper

2. A Club member is obliged to actively approach the achievement of goals determined in § 4 of the statute

VI. Functioning of the Club

§ 9

All members of the Club constitute a group which, by means of a vote at a meeting or by correspondence, decides on matters concerning:

  • directions and programs of activity
  • approving and amending the statute
  • approving, if needed, payment on equal rules of a determined financial contribution or bringing in another contribution necessary for achievement of a concrete task
  • other resulting from the statutory goals

Každý zástupca členskej organizácie má jeden rovnocenný hlas

Každá organizácia má právo delegovať 3 zástupcov vrátane ich predsedajúceho

Rozhodnutia musia byť jednomyseľné

§ 10

  • In order to ensure efficient operations and optimization of funds for achieving of the assumed goals, all members of the Club elect a member organisation which acts as the Club leader
  • The term of office of the Club leader is 12 months
  • The election is made on direct meeting
  • The function of the leader is established by rules laid down in § 9 2–4 articles and its performace is in charge in the sequence specified on the same basis

§ 11

  • The Club leader has the right to submit, through two persons notified to the other members, declarations of will on behalf of the Club. Signatures of both these persons are required for the validity of those declarations
  • If a joint position on an issue is not agreed, the Club leader indicates this fact when presenting the position outside the Club

§ 12

Decisions and declarations of will may not be in contradiction with the contents of the statute of the Club and may not limit the freedom of activity of individual member organisations

§ 13

The Club leader maintains the Club website with an active co-participation of all members

VII. Dissolution of the Club

§ 14

The Club shall be dissolved of:

  • Its members express their will to that effect
  • The number of its members becomes smaller than 2

§ 15

Club matters of internal organs and the way they work is governed by rules laid down in § 9. 2-4 articles

These statutes have been prepared in English and four copies were signed by representatives of all members and also in Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian signed by representatives of the member. All languages are equal

In Budapest on 18 December 2006