AEPORT - Associação Eneagrama de Portugal


Article 1
Constitution and Related
1. THE ENEAGRAMA ASSOCIATION OF PORTUGAL – AEPORT is a private, non-profit, political or religious association, that is in effect for an indefinite period, abbreviated by its initials, by authorized indications of international representation and below by Association.
2. This Association is the result of the merger of the Portuguese Enneagram Association – APE and the Enneagram Development Association of Portugal – ADENEAP, whose members in the respective General Meetings were in agreement with the foundation and integration in that association, which thus unites in Portugal all interested in somehow contributing to the knowledge and diffusion of the wisdom and science called the Enneagram, where it is widely understood and ethically used.

Article 2
1. The Association is established at the address approved by the General Assembly.
2. By resolution of the General Assembly, the headquarters of the Association may be transferred to any place in the national territory and delegations or other forms of social representation may be established.

Article 3
The association intends to constitute itself as an institutional platform for the promotion of the Enneagram in Portugal and act as reference point for those who use this instrument of human and professional formation, with the following purposes:

a) To be a catalyst for reliable and high-quality information about the Enneagram.

b) The representation, coordination, management, promotion and defense of the collective interests of a social and professional nature of its members;

c) Assume itself as a promoter of activities to be carried out in accordance with the principle of co-responsibility.

d) Encourage the formation and dissemination of the Association in collaboration with other public or private entities and similar associations of other countries.

e) Negotiating the confrontation of approaches, activities, strategies, dynamics, documents of approach to the enneagram, always in an attitude of contribution.

f) Constitute itself as a gathering space, agglutinator, integrator of different approaches and sensibilities in the use of the Enneagram in the service of human development.

g) Integrate national experiences into an international experience, becoming a space that brings together different schools.

h) To follow a humanistic, eclectic, integrated, scientific and ecumenical line of the different perspectives of the Enneagram, avoiding the misrepresentation of its genuine, original and authentic sense, and following a set of ethical principles, which should be the backbone of the intervention of all

Article 4

To constitute a database and dissemination on the use of the Enneagram, what is done and what is published, namely through cyberspace.

b) Dissemination and application of the Enneagram for professional purposes, namely:
i. Business consultants who use this system in organizational development;
ii. Coaches who use the Enneagram to work with their clients to help improve personal and interpersonal efficiency and performance;
iii. Psychologists who can use it in their offices in the pursuit of their work;
iv. Other health professionals in their practice areas;
v. Support to the creation and implementation of Enneagram courses and training, as well as support to the accreditation of professionals in the teaching of the Enneagram based on the specific programs of the International Enneagram Association IEA
c) The pursuit of cultural and scientific actions in order to give the Enneagram a status of recognition in institutions that make it credible, particularly in schools and universities;
d) Support and develop interdisciplinary research on the Enneagram and its application, particularly in the area of Social and Human Sciences;
e) To promote through the Enneagram the dignity of the human person through the education of all man and of the whole man, with a view to an integral and integrated formation;
f) To support training initiatives for trainees and trainers through the Enneagram
g) Hold congresses, seminars and other events that encourage the meeting between specialists, trainers and supporters of the Enneagram;
h) Serve as an international exchange platform between institutions dedicated to the Enneagram;
i) Establish partnerships with national and international Associations, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) so that the Enneagram is widely understood and constructively used in Portugal.
j) To develop its activity with the aim of Portugal becoming a central point and international relevance in the sharing and development of the Enneagram.
k) Create an editorial line of publication of bibliographic instruments for the deepening of knowledge of the Enneagram.

Article 5
Member Categories
Individual or collective persons interested in the purposes and development of the Association may belong to the Association.

2. The Association has the following membership categories:
a) founders
b) sympathizers
c) professionals
d) institutional and
e) honorary members

Founders are all those who already hold this category in the APE and ADENEAP, as well as all the signatories of the title constituting this new Association.

4. Honorary members are individuals or legal entities that already hold this status in the APE and ADENEAP, as well as those who in future provide services relevant to the pursuit of the Association’s objectives.
5. Supporters are those who know and recognize the Enneagram as an instrument of personal knowledge and relevant training but who do not make use of their professional life.
6. Those professionals who use the Enneagram as a training tool in their professional activity are associated professionals.
7. Institutional associates are those entities (companies, cultural institutions, universities, associations, schools …) that use, promote or support the enneagram as a human and professional training tool.

Article 6
Associate´s Admission
1. The admission of sympathetic, professional and institutional members depends on the previous proposal of admission submitted by an associate subject to a resolution of the Management.
2. The admission of an honorary member depends on the previous resolution of the Board confirmed by the General Assembly.
3. The different categories of members contribute annually with a fixed quota stipulated by the General Assembly.

Article 7
Loss of Associate Quality
1. Membership status terminates due to dismissal, expulsion or suspension.
2. The expulsion of an associate, when there is just cause, can only take place in the General Assembly, convened for this purpose, upon proposal of the Chairman of the Board and by a two-thirds majority.

Article 8
Associate´s Rights
Membership rights are:
a) participate in the activities of the Association;
b) attend all General Meetings, take part in its work and exercise the right to vote;
c) be elected to the corporate bodies;
d) to enjoy any benefits that may be granted by the Association;
e) make proposals and suggestions to the Directorate with a view to a better fulfillment of the aims of the Association;
f) organize and integrate into working groups, after prior approval by the Board.

Article 9
Associate´s Duties
The duties of the members are:
(a) contribute to the achievement of statutory purposes;
b) to pay in good time an admission fee and the respective periodic dues;
c) perform with care and diligence the functions for which they have been elected or appointed;
d) comply with and abide by these statutes, internal regulations and all resolutions approved by the General Assembly and / or the Board of Directors;
e) comply with the obligations they have voluntarily assumed;
f) participate in the General Meetings and other relevant acts of the Association.
g) not commit acts that are seriously prejudicial to the interests of the Association.

Article 10
Readmission of associates
1. Members who have lost this quality and who wish to rejoin the Association shall be subject to the same conditions as the new candidates, unless otherwise decided by the Board.
2. The readmission of members who have lost this status due to expulsion will always be decided by the General Assembly, with an indication of the subject on the agenda.

Article 11
Association Organs
1. The General Assembly, the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and the Scientific Council are organs of the Association.
2. The duration of the mandates shall be four years, coinciding with the corresponding calendar years, and may be re-elected one or more times, without prejudice to its exercise until the inauguration of new elected organs.

Article 12
General Assembly
1. The General Assembly shall be composed of all members in full enjoyment of their rights.
2. The Bureau of the General Assembly shall consist of a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary.

Article 13
General Assembly´s Competencies
It is the responsibility of the General Assembly:
a) To elect and dismiss the respective Board, the Fiscal Council and the Management;
b) Discuss and vote annually the management report and accounts;
c) To supervise compliance with the Statutes;
d) To approve the internal regulations of the Association that do not fall under the specific jurisdiction of another body;
e) Appreciate the application of sanctions by the Direction;
f) To transfer the headquarters of the Association;
g) To perform all the functions attributed to it by these Statutes and by Law.

Article 14
Convocation and agenda of the General Assembly
The call for any meeting of the General Assembly shall be made by means of electronic mail, commonly known as an e-mail, sent to the mailbox of each of the members with at least eight days’ notice and in the respective notice shall be indicated the place, day, time and agenda.

Article 15
General Assembly´s Meetings
1. The General Assembly meets ordinarily in the first quarter of each year and extraordinarily whenever it is called by the direction of the Association, under the terms of article 173 of the Civil Code.
2. Meetings of the General Assembly may be held at the locality of the Association’s headquarters or at any other place in the country.

Article 16
The Board consists of an odd number of members: a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and five Vowels..

Article 17
Board´s Role
It is the responsibility of the Direction:
a) Manage the Association;
b) To create the services of the Association;
c) Complying with and enforcing the legal and statutory provisions, and the deliberations of the General Assembly;
d) Admitting associates;
e) To elaborate annually the report and the program accounts of the activity and the budget;
f) Establish quotas and contribution levels for the Association’s funds;
g) Apply sanctions, when it does not belong to other organs;
h) To elaborate internal regulations;
i) To approve regulations for the process of evaluation and financing of projects and other individual and institutional initiatives;
j) Monitor the development of individual and institutional projects and activities;
k) Elaborate the annual plan of activities and the annual budget.
l) Prepare the annual activity report and the financial report.
m) Create Work Groups.

Article 18
Board´s Meetings and Biding
1. The Board shall meet:
a) at least twice each calendar year.
b) on the initiative of the President;
c) on the initiative of a Vice-President and / or on initiative or request by at least three of its members.
2. The Board shall be validly constituted when one third of its members are present plus one.
3. The Association shall be bound by the joint signature of two members of the Board, provided that at least one is the Chairman of the Board or the Treasurer.

Article 19
Competence of the Association President
It is the responsibility of the President of the Association:
a) represent the Association in and out of court, and may delegate its powers of representation, in each case, to another member of the Board;
b) to call the Management and preside over its meetings, being able to exercise a quality vote;
c) to call and fix the agenda of the Board;
d) subscribe together with the Secretary the minutes of the meetings of the Board, as well as the Secretary’s file;
e) ordering the validly agreed payments;
f) to promote the coordination of the various sectors of activity of the Association and to orient their respective sectors;
g) to resolve, in case of urgency and on a provisional basis, matters that fall within the competence of the Board, which shall be dealt with at the first following session held.

Article 20
Vice-president´s Role
The Vice-Presidents:
a) assist the President in his duties, replacing him in situations of impediment or representation.
b) coordinate the heads of the Working Groups, and may delegate or share these functions with other members of the Board or by the latter.

Article 21
Secretary Role
The functions of the Secretary are:
a) act as such in the meetings of the Board, drawing up the minutes of the meetings and giving faith to the agreement;
b) to guard and guard the books, documents and seals of the Association;
c) dispatch correspondence, mail or e-mails, according to the President.
d) Issue with the President the certifications that they request;
e) support the President in setting the agenda and making the calls;
f) receiving and transmitting requests for admission of new members;
g) direct the administrative work of the Association.

Article 22
Treasurer Role
The Treasurer’s duties include:
a) to direct the accounts of the Association and to take into account the revenues and the expenses, intervening in all the operations of economic order;
b) collect and safeguard the funds of the Association;
c) comply with the payment orders sent by the President;
d) formalize the annual accounts, the permanent statement of accounts and the balance sheet of the Association.

Article 23
Vowels Role
The functions of the Vowels are to establish, direct and develop the Working Groups. and that, without prejudice to the appointment and organization of other Groups, these shall be as follows:
a) Events – implementation of the programs contained in the calendar of actions of the Association,
b) Partners – maintenance and updating of the membership database, as well as planning and leadership for the permanent growth of membership,
c) Publications – verification and support for the production of the material that can be published in the various means available and that is of interest to the members,
d) Marketing – development and implementation of aspects related to the image, materials, contents and forms of communication with associates and the public in general, in particular ways of making information appealing to potential interested parties in Enneagram themes.
e) Site management / social networks – production, dynamization and updating of content and material to be published on the websites, the Association and IEA, as well as on these and / or other pages in social networks.

Article 24
Fiscal council
The Fiscal Council is composed of three members, one President, one Vice-President and one Rapporteur.

Article 25
Powers and duties of the Fiscal Council
It is incumbent upon the Fiscal Council:
a) Examine the writing books, check the cashier and supervise the acts of financial management;
b) Give an opinion on the annual report and accounts;
c) Give an opinion on the acquisition of real estate;
d) Give an opinion on the loans to be contracted;
e) To attend the meetings of Direction, when it understands;
f) To perform all other functions attributed to it by these Statutes and by the legislation in force.

Article 26
Fiscal Council´s Meetings
The Fiscal Council shall be convened by the President and shall meet ordinarily in each semester and extraordinarily at the request of all the other members, or at the request of the Chairman of the Board, and may only deliberate with the presence of a majority of its members.

Article 27
Scientific Council
1. The Scientific Council is made up of members of recognized merit and / or Enneagram experts or scientific areas that may favor its claim as an academically accredited instrument.
2. The Management of the Scientific Council shall consist of a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary.
3. The Scientific Council may comprise up to a maximum of twenty members appointed by the General Assembly of the Association.
4. The Chairman of the Board, by virtue of his position, has a seat as a member of the Scientific Council.

Article 28
Scientific Council´s Role
It is the responsibility of the Scientific Council:
a) Design scientific initiatives in favor of the enneagram;
b) To define instruments of formation on the enneagram;
c) Evaluate scientific and pedagogical contents related to the enneagram.
d) Give an opinion on the granting of scholarships in partnership with other institutions to promote the study of the enneagram, in accordance with the applicable legislation.
e) Collaborate with the International Enneagram Association on the certifications concerning the enneagram.

Article 29
Scientific Council´s Meetings
The Scientific Council shall be convened by the president and shall meet ordinarily in each semester and extraordinarily at the request of all the other members, or at the request of the Chairman of the Board, and may only deliberate with the presence of the majority of its members.

Article 30
Vacant Places
1. If a member of the Board of the General Meeting, of the Board or Fiscal Council is vacated by exclusion, dismissal or impediment of the elected member, his temporary replacement will be held, by appointment of the Chairman of the Board, until ratification at the Meeting Following.
2. In the event of vacancy, simultaneously or successively, more than three-fifths of the posts of the same organ shall be replaced by new elections, the term of office of the members thus elected shall expire on the date set for the expiration of the term of office of the members.

Article 31
Social Entitie´s Desmission
1. The members of the Board of Directors, the Fiscal Council and the Board of the General Assembly may be dismissed at any time by deliberation, in secret ballot, of the respective General Assembly.
2. The resolutions set forth in the preceding paragraph, in order to be valid, need to be approved by at least three-fourths of the members represented at the General Meeting.

Article 32
Social Year.
The social year match the calendar year.

Article 33
1. The Association’s revenues are as follows:
a) The quotas to be fixed;
b) Contributions to the Association’s funds;
c) Appropriations allocated to projects that may be approved and financed by public or private entities, national or foreign;
d) Revenue from activities developed by the Association;
e) Donations and legacies, of natural or legal persons, of which it will benefit;
f) Any other income, benefits, donations or contributions allowed by law.

Article 34
The expenses of the Association are those that result from compliance with the Statutes and the Regulations and all others that are indispensable for the complete accomplishment of its purposes.

Article 35
The budget is prepared annually by the Management and must contain the amount corresponding to the estimated revenues and expenses for each fiscal year.

Article 36
Amendment of the Articles of Association
1. These Bylaws may be amended by a resolution of the majority of three-fourths of the votes corresponding to the members present or represented at a meeting of the General Meeting specifically called for this purpose.
2. The text of the proposed amendments, by those who have the competence to elaborate them, should be sent with the convening of the General Assembly that will appreciate it.

Article 37
These Bylaws may be revised at any time by a request of two-thirds of the members of the General Meeting or by reasoned proposal of the Chairman of the Board, who may then call a meeting of the General Meeting for the purposes of the preceding paragraph.

Article 38
Dissolution and liquidation
1. The Association may be dissolved only by a decision taken by at least three quarters of the total membership of the Association.
2. Without prejudice to the provisions of the law, the General Assembly that votes for dissolution shall designate the liquidators and the liquidation periods, as well as the destination of the assets.