EUROPEAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
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As defined by its Constitution, the EMA is composed of a General Assembly, A Council, a Governing Committee and its Officers. The EMA's Conservation Body is the European Council for Conservation of Fungi (ECCF). Current Officers, Members of Council and Members of the Governing Committee are listed on the Contact us page of this website, together with the e-mail addresses of the Officers.
The Officers of the EMA are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Meetings Secretary, Executive Editor and Conservation OFficer. The Conservation Officers is the Chairman of the ECCF, which is the EMA's Conservation Body.
The EMA’s Governing Committee is composed of its Officers and two non-office-holding Council Delegates selected by the Council. The Committee may co-opt up to two additional members at its discretion. The Committee’s meetings are called by the President or Secretary or at the request of three Committee members. The Committee meets at least once every year to manage the EMA according to the Constitution, and according to the Rules, policy and developmental strategies established by the EMA Council. To be quorate, a minimum of five members of the Governing Committee, including at least three Officers must be present, and one of those Officers must be the President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer.
The EMA Council consists of the Governing Committee and no more than one Delegate from each European country, elected by Members from that country present at a meeting of the General Assembly. If a country is not represented by a Delegate, the Council may co-opt a Member from that country. The Council’s meetings are called by the President or at the request of five Council members. The Council meets at every EMA Congress (i.e. the Congress of European Mycologists) and International Mycological Congress, and must meet at least once between adjacent EMA Congresses, to establish, apply and, where necessary, change the EMA’s Rules policy and development strategies, according to the Constitution. During its meeting at an EMA Congress, the Council decides the location of the next Congress. To be quorate, a minimum of ten members of the Council, including at least three Officers must be present, and one of those Officers must be the President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer. Meetings are chaired by the President or, if absent, the Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer. The Council may decide only by a simple majority of votes. The person chairing the meeting may only vote when there is otherwise no majority.
The General Assembly of the EMA consists of all Members. The General Assembly meets at every EMA Congress. It may also meet on other occasions at the request of the President, the Council, or at least forty Members. Notice of a meeting of the General Assembly must be circulated to all Members by the Secretary at least sixty days in advance. At its meetings, the General Assembly may: elect EMA Officers, Council Delegates and Honorary Members, approve other new Members and Associates, advise the Council regarding Rules, policy and developmental strategies, make and change Rules, ratify changes of Rules made by the Council, and amend the Constitution, subject to the provisions of Article 12 of the Association's Constitution. The Members attending the General Assembly constitute a quorum, providing a minimum of ten European countries are represented by those present. The General Assembly is chaired by the President or, if absent, the Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer. If none of these Officers if present, the meeting will be chaired by a person selected by the General Assembly at the time. The person chairing the meeting may only vote when there is otherwise no majority.
European Council for Conservation of Fungi
The ECCF is the Conservation Body of the EMA. Full information about the ECCF can be found on its website.