We are pleased to present it to you today, as an ACCA member, for consultation.
Your formal approval is requested in order to launch the 2018-2020 ACCA Board elections process right after.
Major changes has been presented to you during the ACCA General Assembly on Sunday 4 March - from 10:00 to 10:55 - during the Acute CVD Congress 2018 in Milan.
Few modifications have been brought to the ACCA Constitution since the version which was circulated to you.
The below changes do not impact the structure and functioning of the organisation
ARTICLE 11 – GENERAL ASSEMBLIES (page 18)
Quorum & Majority
In order to deliberate validly, the General Assembly must be formed by no less than 20% of the total number of the delegates. If said condition is not met, the General Assembly will be reconvened within two (2) months. At the second meeting it shall deliberate validly, whatever the number of delegates is present, but only upon those items on the agenda of the previous Assembly.
ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERS & FELLOWS
The ACCA membership is based on a rolling membership model, whereas the subscription renewal is based on the anniversary of the joining date. Members are able to join at any time of the year and receive a full year membership.
ARTICLE 14 – ACCOUNTING PERIOD AND PROCESS (page 19)
ACCA's financial figures are included in the legal entity European Society of Cardiology's budgets and accounts, with a fiscal year starting on 1 April and ending on 31 March the following year. The ACCA budget will be prepared by the ACCA Treasurer and ACCA Manager in accordance with objectives fixed by the ESC Board. The draft budget will be reviewed and agreed by the ACCA Board in advance of the relevant deadline, for further review and approval by the ESC Board. During the fiscal year, the ACCA Treasurer and ACCA Manager will monitor actual spending to ensure that the budget is maintained.
- Full section on "Roles and responsibilities to ESC staff"