The view of SuPraT e.V. is based on a humanist philosophy, which fundamentally means for us, that the value of a human being is measured by her/his humanity and her/his striving for self-fulfillment and cannot be derived from individual facets of her/his psychological or physical constitution. Based on these considerations, we want to adequately offer practical assistance to people with psychological problems, that have problems with the use of psychotropic substances or could develop addictive behaviours or have already developed them. The association is open to specialists, sponsors and friends from the field of the drug-abuse treatment system. Their work is multi-professional, holistic and interdisciplinary. A nationwide engagement is possible, whereas the association is independent and charitable and has no religious or political affiliation.
In this sense, SuPraT e.V. adopts the following constitution:
§ 1 NAME, DOMICILE, FISCAL YEAR
The association carries the name „Suchtfragen in Praxis und Theorie“, abbreviated "SuPraT". The association's central office is in Mühlhausen and is to be enrolled in the Register of Societies and Associations and will then carry the postfix "e.V.". The distinctive mark of the association is the logo, consisting of an asclepius, two snakes and two wings. The association's fiscal year is the calendar year.
§ 2 THE PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION
§ 3 TAX CONCESSION
§ 4 MEMBERSHIP
§ 5 MEMBERSHIP FEE
The general meeting defines the membership fee structure, which regulates the amount, that have to be contributed by members each year.
§ 6 ORGANS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The organs of the association are:
§ 7 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The supreme governing body of the association is the general assembly. Its duties are:
The general assembly shall be convened at least once a year. It must be convened when requested by the executive board or at least the fifth part of the members request such meeting in writing, stating the purpose and the reasons of such meeting. The invitation to the agenda has to be dispatched at least three weeks prior to it. The meeting of the members is convened by the chairman. The protocols of the general meeting are signed by the chairman of the meeting.
The legitimately assembled general meeting of the members can make decisions without regard of the number of members, attending the meeting. Resolutions are adopted by a majority of the casted votes. A representation of absent members by an agent is allowed; it must be accompanied by written documentation. Applications for amendments of the statutes have to be communicated to the members no later than when the general assembly is called in. A majority of three-quarters is needed for a resolution on an amendment of the articles of the association. The dissolution of the association can only be resolved through a majority of three quarters of the votes.
Elections are carried out secretly and on ballot papers; it can be elected openly, if no present member has any objections. The person who received more than half of the submitted valid votes is considered elected. If a simple majority is not reached in a first election, a run-off will be carried out between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first one and the majority of the votes will determine the chairman. In the event of a tie, a decision shall be taken by drawing lots.
§ 8 EXECUTIVE BOARD
The authorized representative executive board consists of five members: the chairman, the vice-chairman, the secretary, the treasurer and one committee member. They form the board within the meaning of section 26 BGB. The members of the executive committee act in an honorary capacity. Two members of the managing committee will represent the association.
The Executive Board represents the association in court and out of court. For the legally binding representation of the organisation the joint subscription of two members of the board is sufficient.
The term of office of the board members is two years. They remain in the office up to the new election of the executive committee. A re-election of the board members is possible.
The managing committee is obliged to direct the ongoing business of the association. To guarantee this task, the association shall meet at least four times a year.
The board shall be quorate when two members of the executive board are present. For effective adoption of resolutions the simple majority of the present members is sufficient;
Decisions shall be recorded in writing and signed by the board members and the secretary.
§ 9 DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION AND ASSET LINKS
A majority of three quarters of the present members of the general assembly is necessary to dissolve the association. The decision can only be made if the proposal is announced sufficiently in advance of the members' assembly in the invitation. In case of the termination or the suspension of the association or if tax abetting purposes cease to apply, the assets devolve to legal entities under public lawn or a tax abetting corporation for the promotion of science and research for healthcare purposes or for the promotion of medical-scientific research or for charitable purposes