Section 1. Name
The name of the association is “European Mosquito Control Association”, a non-profit organization, hereinafter referred to as EMCA.
Section 2. Principal office
EMCA is registered in France, Cité Administrative Gaujot, 14, rue du Maréchal Juin, F-67084 Strasbourg. Registration Nr. SIRET 431 894 021 00010
Section 3. Headquarter
The Headquarters of the EMCA shall be in any location designated by the Board of EMCA, hereinafter referred to as the Board.
Section 4. Duration
EMCA is established for an unlimited term.
Section 1. Overall objectives
The overall objectives of the EMCA are to:
Section 2. Specific objectives
Specific objectives are:
Section 1. Classes of Membership
Any agency, organization, institution, association or individual involved in mosquito control and related subjects and interested in the goals of the association may become a member of the EMCA.
Categories of membership include regular, sustaining, student, and honorary membership.
Regular members shall pay annual dues as set forth by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). They shall participate regularly in the activities of the association, and support the implementation of its goals. They shall be entitled to hold office, serve on committees, propose motions, vote in EMCA elections and participate at officially called business meetings. Each regular member shall have one vote.
Sustaining members are individuals and institutions contributing financially to the objectives of the association by paying annual dues established by the AGM.
They are 3 categories of sustaining members:
Names of sustaining members are listed annually in the publications of the association.
Sustaining members have the same rights and privileges as regular members.
Section 2. Admission
New members are admitted by the Annual General Meeting.
Section 3. Termination of membership
Members may quit the association:
Section 1. Fiscal Year
The fiscal year will commence January 1 and ends December 31 of each calendar year.
Section 2. Deadlines membership payments
Membership dues are payable until 31 January of the current year. Any unpaid dues within the current year shall be declared in arrears and the delinquent member shall not be in good standing. Upon back-payment of unpaid dues up to 31 January of the following year including payment of the current year, the member shall return to good standing (status of members having paid all their dues) for all purposes. If a member has not paid the membership fee for two consecutive years, the member will automatically lose the membership status of EMCA. Dues paid by new members after September 30 shall be credited to the membership year beginning on the following January 1.
Section 3. Income
Income of the association is composed of dues of the members, grants from governmental or private organisms, donations and legacies, income from its funds and all other resources that are in accordance with the laws in force. All funds collected and disbursed will accounted for by the Treasurer. The Treasurer will provide detailed financial reports to the Board and to the EMCA membership.
Section 4. Expenditures
Expenditures are executed by the Treasurer. The Treasurer may delegate part of his powers, by written advice and with Board approval, to any other member of the Board.
Section 5. Determination of membership dues
The amount of annual dues for each category of members is proposed annually by the Board and approved by Annual General Meeting.
Section 6. Liability
No officer or member of the association will be personally liable for any debts, liabilities, and obligation of the association. Officers and Board members shall receive no salary for their services rendered to EMCA.
Section 1. Composition of the EMCA Board
The Board is composed of 9 members. The seven voting members of the Board are the acting President, the past President, the President-elect, and four members (regular or sustaining members, not student or honorary), all seven elected for a two-year term. The two non-voting members of the Board are the Executive Officer and the Treasurer who are elected for a three-year term. Meetings of the Board of EMCA shall be called at least once a year or as often as necessary by the President or by written request from any member of the Board, addressed to the President. Decisions by the Board shall be taken by a simple majority of voting of the members present or electronically.
Section 2. Election of the EMCA Board
The President-elect shall be elected for a two-year term by a ballot sent to all EMCA members in good standing. The elected officer shall serve for two years as President-elect before serving for two years as President, and the following two years as past-President. The four members shall be elected for a two-year term by a ballot sent to all EMCA members in good standing. The Executive Officer and the Treasurer shall be elected for a three-year term by the AGM. Re-election is possible. In case of a vacancy in the office of President and/or President-elect, the next officer in line would ascent to the office so vacated. Vacancy of any other office, including members of the Board, Executive Officer or Treasurer, shall be filled by Board action. In case a member of the Board is unable to attend a meeting, he may give written delegation of his voting privileges to another member of the Board. No member of the Board shall receive more than two proxies.
Section 1. Board
The Board shall govern, guide and supervise the activities of EMCA. The Board shall define and specify the program and policy of EMCA.
It shall have the following power, responsibilities, and duties:
Section 2. President
The President of the EMCA shall be the chairperson of the Board, and shall have the usual responsibilities of supervision and management, such as pertaining to the office, and such other powers as are specified in the bylaws or properly assigned by the Board, and shall have the following specific duties:
Section 3. President-elect and past-President
The President-elect shall act in the absence of the President and shall assist the President whenever requested.
The past-President shall assist the President and the President-elect with the duties of their offices as directed.
Section 4. Executive Officer
The Executive Officer shall have the following duties:
Section 5. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have the following duties:
Section 5. Secretariat
A secretariat will be located in the EMCA Headquarter. A secretary will support the work of the officers of EMCA as required, and coordinate the public relations. The secretary will be remunerated for her/his work. The amount will be proposed by the Board and has to be approved by the AGM.
The secretary will be proposed and has to be confirmed by the Board
Section 5. Auditors
Two EMCA members in good standing shall be proposed by the Board and elected by the AGM as Auditors for a two-year term. Re-election is possible. The Auditors have to examine the accounts presented by the Treasurer and make the yearly audit to be presented to the AGM.
Section 1. Annual General Meeting
The EMCA shall hold Annual General Meetings open to all EMCA members in good standing.
General Meetings shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
The place and date of General Meeting shall be determined by the Board and announced through the website, not less than three months before the date set for said meeting.
Each EMCA member shall have one vote at the Annual General Meetings.
Decisions by the Annual General Meetings shall be taken by a simple majority of voting members.
In case a member of the EMCA is unable to attend a meeting, she or he may give written delegation of his voting privileges to another member of the EMCA. No member shall receive more than two proxies.
Section 2. EMCA Workshops
EMCA shall hold international workshops, usually in a biennial sequence, which shall be open to the public. The place and date of these conferences shall be determined by the Board and announced through the website not less than six months before the date set for said workshop.
Section 3. Election by ballot
The Executive Officer shall prepare a ballot containing the names of the nominees for the positions to be filled by election, with a space for a write-in candidate for each position. The ballots shall be mailed at least three months ahead of the AGM when the handover comes into effect.
Written ballots, in order to qualify for counting, shall be returned to the Headquarter Office in an unmarked envelope within a sealed envelope bearing the member’s signature on or before the deadline indicated on the ballot.
The Executive Officer in the presence of two EMCA members will open the unmarked envelopes containing the ballots not earlier than one week after the deadline. Any member wanting to witness the count may do so by previous notice.
The successful candidates will be notified of their election within seven days after the count and at least two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. In case of tie votes, the election will be decided by a majority vote of the members attending the next Annual General Meeting. The same procedure will be adopted in the case of electronic voting whenever this will be used.
The establishment of committees focusing on key subjects within EMCA may be proposed by members in good standing. The written proposal for new committees has to be submitted to the Board via the President. The Board will submit proposed committees to the AGM for approval along with the names of the chairperson and the members. The chairperson and the members of a committee will be appointed for a three-year period. Re-appointment is possible.
Section 1. EMCA Journal
The Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association shall be the official open source publication platform. It will be an integral part of the EMCA website.
Section 2. Editorial Board
This Editorial Board shall consist of at least three members: The Editor-in-Chief and two Editorial Board Members. The members shall be appointed by the EMCA Board and serve for a three-year term with an option of re-appointment. The Editorial Board decides on the acceptation of submitted manuscripts.
These bylaws may be amended at the Annual General Meeting of the EMCA by a two-thirds majority vote of members present or electronically by the same majority. All proposals to amend the bylaws shall be submitted to the Executive Officer at least three months prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. Proposed amendments shall be published on the EMCA website at least one month prior the AGM.
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by the President to pronounce the dissolution of the association, with the same rules as for the annual General Meeting. On proposal of the Board, assets shall be distributed to one or more other associations with similar purposes than the EMCA. All grants received for a specific purpose that was not spent shall be returned. No member of the association may pretend to a part of the assets.
EMCA bylaws were adopted by the Constituting General Meeting held on 28 March 2000 at Speyer, Germany. The amendment of these EMCA bylaws were approved at the AGM in Valencia on 24 February 2015.
Carles ARANDA PALLERO (SPAIN) ;
Pierre BAUER, VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORP. (FRANCE) ;
Matthias BECK (GERMANY) ;
Norbert BECKER (GERMANY) ;
Romeo BELLINI (ITALY) ;
Gilles BESNARD (FRANCE) ;
Centro Agricoltura Ambiente CAA (ITALY) ;
Jean COUSSERANS (FRANCE) ;
CULINEX GMBH (GERMANY) ;
Ernest DANKWA, VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORP. (USA) ;
Peter DECHANT (USA) ;
Guy DYEN (FRANCE) ;
EID A.I.R.S. (FRANCE) ;
Roger ERITJA (SPAIN) ;
Raúl ESCOSA (SPAIN) ;
Rémi FOUSSADIER (FRANCE) ;
Pantelis GIANNOGLU (GREECE) ;
Aleksandra GLINIEWICZ (POLAND) ;
Norman G. GRATZ (SWITZERLAND) ;
Raymond GRUFFAZ (FRANCE) ;
Jacques GUILLOTEAU (FRANCE) ;
Hotter HEIKO (GERMANY) ;
HUNGARIAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION (HUNGARY) ;
ICYBAC MOSQUITO CONTROL GMBH (GERMANY) ;
Hans JERRENTRUP (GREECE) ;
Dr. Paul SCHÄDLER, President of the KABS (GERMANY) ;
Achim KAISER (GERMANY) ;
Saïd KARCH (FRANCE) ;
Steve KRAUSE, VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORP. (USA) ;
Oszkár KUFCSAK (HUNGARY) ;
Roland KUHN (GERMANY) ;
Christophe LAGNEAU (FRANCE) ;
Peter LÜTHY (SWITZERLAND) ;
Minoo B. MADON (USA) ;
Luka MALES (YUGOSLAVIA) ;
Yoël MARGALITH (ISRAEL) ;
Ivan MARKOVIC (YUGOSLAVIA) ;
Eduard MARQUÈS I MORA (SPAIN) ;
Enrih MERDIC (CROATIA) ;
Josip MILAS (CROATIA) ;
Henriette NAGY (HUNGARY) ;
Dusan PETRIC (YUGOSLAVIA) ;
Françoise PFIRSCH (FRANCE) ;
Peter MERCATORIS, PHOENIX AVIATION SERVICE (GERMANY) ;
Frantisek RETTICH (CZECH REPUBLIC) ;
Anna SAMANIDOU (GREECE) ;
Paul SCHÄDLER (GERMANY) ;
Francis SCHAFFNER (FRANCE) ;
Konstantinos SIMOGLOU (GREECE) ;
SIVOM DE LAUTERBOURG (FRANCE) ;
David G. SULLIVAN (USA) ;
Yves TOURAINE (FRANCE) ;
Amos VILAMOVSKI (ISRAEL) ;
ZANUS CORPORATION (USA) ;
Marija ZGOMBA (YUGOSLAVIA)