THE SLOVAK ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH
of the Association
civil association is hereby set up in accordance with Act 83/1990 Coll.
on associating citizens as amended. Its name will be "The Slovak
Association for the Study of English" (hereinafter referred to as
domicile of the SKASE will be at Prešov University in Prešov. The
address of the SKASE will be: Prešovská univerzita, Ul. 17. novembra
č. 1, 080 78 Prešov. The SKASE Council may decide to change both the
SKASE domicile and address at any time.
SKASE Objectives and Activities
SKASE is open to all professionals, teachers, and researchers in higher
education in Slovakia in the sphere of English language, Anglophonic
literatures, cultures and life, and institutions of the English
speaking countries. The SKASE Council must approve membership of
experts from abroad.
SKASE, being a legal subject, is a voluntary, independent,
non-profit-making and apolitical association. It will perform its
activities on the principles of democracy, independence, and openness.
The SKASE may affiliate with organisations of similar character into
higher forms of associations.
objective is to support interest in the English language, literature
written in the English language, culture, life and institutions of the
English speaking countries on the university level and assist in this
way education and research in the field. The SKASE aspires to increase
the level of the field by providing support for intellectual
co-operation and exchange of information, experience, and ideas by
means of creating a network of professionals.
tool of the SKASE for reaching these objectives is organising seminars,
conferences, and colloquia, which shall extend the possibilities for
co-operation among university teachers, researchers, and other experts
in the field. One of the priorities of the SKASE shall be publishing
volumes of scholarly papers in both electronic and/or hard copy forms.
The SKASE will avail itself of every opportunity to reach its
objectives through its own Internet site.
in the SKASE
Membership in the SKASE will consist of regular members and
honorary members. Anybody showing professional or any other interest
in English studies on the university level may become a member of the
Persons, desiring to become members and agreeing with the SKASE
Statute, and approved by the SKASE Council provided they pay their
annual membership fees as agreed by the SKASE Council, may become
members of the SKASE. The SKASE Council at their convention shall
approve new members of the SKASE. Membership will be registered in the
SKASE membership list. Becoming a member will be subject to paying the
membership fee in the respective calendar year.
accordance with the SKASE objectives, participation in conferences,
seminars, colloquia, and the SKASE volumes of papers shall not be
formally limited to the members of the Association.
Any other organisations and institutions, sharing the SKASE
objectives and desiring to participate in the performance thereof,
shall be entitled to become donors to the SKASE after complying with
financial and any other conditions as determined by the SKASE Council.
The SKASE honorary membership status shall be proposed by the
SKASE Council and approved by the General Meeting for those members
whose contribution to the performance of the SKASE will be in any way
exceptional. Honorary members will not be bound to pay any membership
fees and will enjoy the rights equalling those of the ordinary members
of the SKASE.
members shall be entitled to do the following:
participate in the SKASE activities,
submit proposals and recommendations as to the SKASE performance,
exert both passive and active rights of vote in electing the SKASE
members shall be obliged to do the following:
observe the SKASE Statute,
pay their respective membership and other approved fees regularly and
in due time.
Membership in the SKASE may be become terminated by member resignation, his/her death or exclusion. The SKASE member may be excluded by the SKASE Council in cases of failure to observe basic membership obligations, for their failure to pay membership fees, and for any other serious breach of the SKASE Statute.
SKASE bodies will be comprised of the following:
B. Association Council
C. Executive Board
shall elect and revoke the SKASE Council members for the period of two
shall decide on any merger with another association, on dissolution of
the SKASE and dealing with its property;
weeks prior to the date of the General Meeting, the President of the
SKASE shall send on behalf of the SKASE the report on the SKASE Council
performance and the General Meeting agenda approved by the SKASE
Council. In co-operation with the Council and upon a motion from them,
the President shall chair the General Meeting, which shall approve the
President's report by voting. Similarly, the report of the cashier on
the SKASE budget and the SKASE Council's candidate list shall be sent
and approved. Proposals for the SKASE Council candidates must be
delivered to the SKASE Executive Council no later than one month prior
to the date of the General Meeting.
Those members who for whatever reason cannot appear in the
General Meeting personally, may be represented by proxy, him/her being
any other present member of the SKASE. No SKASE member present at the
SKASE General Meeting may have more than 9 votes apart from his/her own.
The General Meeting shall vote on the SKASE Council candidates.
The members shall hand over their voting slips personally and the
members who are not present shall deliver them in a sealed envelope.
Extraordinary General Meeting
arises or upon a motion presented by one half of the SKASE members, the
SKASE President may convoke the extraordinary General Meeting, which
shall follow the same principles as any regular general meeting.
The SKASE Council
activities of the SKASE shall be managed by the SKASE Council consisting
of 9 members, who are elected by the General Meeting for a period of
two years. The Council members may become candidates for membership in
the Council repeatedly. Should a position in the SKASE Council become
vacant, the Council shall co-opt a substitute member for the period
until the next General Meeting.
The SKASE Council shall deliberate on any basic issues
pertaining to SKASE activities. The SKASE Council shall be responsible
for the performance of the SKASE, which they shall administer in
accordance with legal standards and regulations effective in the
Slovak Republic and with this Statute. The SKASE Council shall submit
to the General Meeting the report on their performance and finance and
budget proposal. The SKASE
Council shall convoke the General Meeting sessions. The SKASE Council
shall propose to the General Assembly any changes of and/or amendments
to the SKASE Statute and shall adopt the SKASE bylaws. The SKASE Council
shall intermittently discuss the SKASE activities and financial reports
and activity plans. The SKASE Council shall approve the amount of
membership fees and the mode of their payment. The SKASE Council shall
approve the applications for regular membership and shall propose
honorary membership in the SKASE. The SKASE Council is the body of
appeal in disciplinary proceedings and shall decide on the termination
of membership in the SKASE.
The SKASE Council Meetings
SKASE Council shall convene at least once a year. It shall be convoked
by the President or upon the request of one half of the Council
members. In voting, the SKASE Council shall make decisions by plain
majority of votes. In case of equality of votes, the President's vote
shall be decisive. The SKASE Council meetings may also take place in
virtual form by means of electronic mail or Internet. The SKASE Council
decisions taken at virtual meetings shall have equal validity with
those of standard meetings.
The SKASE Executive Committee
SKASE Council will make proposals for and elect from among its members
four members to the Executive Committee, namely: the SKASE President,
the SKASE Secretary, the SKASE Cashier, and the SKASE Editors-in-Chief of
the volumes of papers.
The President of the SKASE is a statutory representative of the
SKASE. Members of the SKASE Executive Committee shall be responsible for
the SKASE performance; they shall have the right to act on behalf of
the SKASE in relation to third persons. Their membership in the SKASE
Executive Committee shall be for a period of two years and shall be
SKASE Organisational Units
No organisational units shall be set up within the SKASE unless
proposed by the SKASE Council and approved by the SKASE General Meeting.
The SKASE Principles of Economy
The principle of economy of the SKASE as a civil association
shall be governed by the generally binding legal regulations and
special regulations of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
The chief sources of the SKASE funds shall be the following:
The SKASE may own both movable and immovable property required
for securing its own activities. On the basis of contractual relations,
the SKASE may make use of state or any other property, in which it
shall be obliged to exert appropriate care, protect and cultivate it.
The SKASE shall cope with the property in accordance with the generally
binding legal regulations, regulations of the respective institution,
and its own bylaws.
As the need may arise, the SKASE shall enter into contracts on
the performance of work with both physical and legal entities.
Any financial means collected by the SKASE must be handed over
to the cashier who shall register them. The SKASE financial means shall
predominantly be used for organising academic ventures, conferences,
seminars, colloquia, and for the SKASE publications.
The funds mentioned above shall also be used for covering
material and other costs related to regular performance of the SKASE,
for financial and material support of the members´ participation at
scientific conferences, for social welfare purposes, charitable and
volunteering activities and other activities as approved by the SKASE
The SKASE shall guarantee for its budgetary policy by its own
property. Personal guarantees of the SKASE members are excluded. Should
the SKASE be dissolved, the SKASE Council shall appoint a receiver who
in full extent shall perform settlement of property and shall inform
the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic of the SKASE having
of the Association
The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic may dissolve
the SKASE or the same may be decided upon by the two-third majority of
the SKASE members present or represented at the General Meeting, which
contains the item of dissolution in its agenda. In such a case, the
General Meeting will appoint from among the SKASE members a receiver
and the SKASE property, if any, will be handed over to
non-profit-making organisations as approved by the General Meeting.
Until the date of the first General Meeting of the SKASE, the members of the steering committee setting up the SKASE shall enjoy the same rights as the SKASE elected bodies.
The SKASE Statute shall become effective as of the date of
registration in the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic or as
of the date of complying with the obligation to file a notice.
This Statute has been prepared in two equal copies, of which
each shall enjoy the validity of the original, and are meant for the
purposes of registration.
Any matters not regulated herein shall be governed by the
generally binding legal regulations valid in the Slovak Republic and
the regulations issued by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak
Republic, by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, and any
other authorities of the Slovak Republic participating through their
respective regulations, standards, and laws in other activities of