Article 1 (Name)
The organisation was founded on March 6th 1985 bearing the
name: European Foundation for Immunogenetics, hereafter EFI. It is REGULATED
by articles 21-79 of the local civil law and by the present articles.
It is recorded in the Register of Associations in the Tribunal d'Instance
de Strasbourg under No XXXXVIII No 70. The name European Federation for
Immunogenetics was adopted on June 11 1996 and recorded in the Register
of Associations on 17 January 1997.
Article 2 (Seat)
EFI has its seat in Strasbourg, 10, rue Spielmann (E.T.S.).
Article 3 (Aims)
The purposes of the Association are:
- To support the development of Immunogenetics in Europe
as a discipline of medicine and promote research and training in this
- To provide a forum for exchange of scientific information
and to reinforce the skills and knowledge of young scientists and others
working in the field.
- To create a formal organisation of workers in the field
of immunogenetics, histocompatibility testing and transplantation.
- To develop recommendations for the standardisation of
techniques, quality control and criteria for accreditation and to support
- To promote the organisation and use of immunogenetic
- To develop relations with organisations with similar
The association shall abstain from any type of political
Article 4 (Composition)
- EFI is represented by a General Assembly and an Executive Committee.
- EFI may be representedfor any purpose whatsoever only by persons who
are members of the General Assembly.
- The Association consists of full members, corporate members and honorary
The amount of the membership fees is approved annually by the General
Assembly. Membership fees may be paid either by an individual or by
an institution at the appropriate level as voted by the General Assembly.
Voting rights. Full and honorary members each have one vote. Corporate
members may not vote in the General Assembly.
Membership may be revoked and suspension or exclusion pronounced by
decision of the Executive Committee.
- Eligibility for full membership requires evidence of continuing
active involvement and expertise in a clinical or research histocompatibility
laboratory, or in a laboratory performing work related to immunogenetics.
An application for full membership must be supported by at least
two sponsors who are full members of the society
- Corporate membership may be offered to any person or institution
who wish to support and be associated with EFI. An application for
corporate membership must be supported by two sponsors who are full
members of the Association.
- The status of honorary member shall be offered to past presidents
and to other individuals for their distinguished activity in immunogenetics
as proposed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the General
Assembly. Honorary members do not pay membership fees.
Article 5 (Representation)
The General Assembly consists of all the members of EFI.
Article 6 (Role)
The role of the General Assembly is:
- To agree to the implementation of the prospective budget prepared
by the Executive Committee according to Article 23, in fulfilment of
the objectives set forth in Article 3 and to adopt the budget and the
- To examine and approve the Activity Report and Periodic Accounts prepared
and submitted by the Executive Committee in accordance with Articles
8 and 21;
- To elect the Officers and other members of the Executive Committee
in accordance with Article 8 (Officers).
Article 7 (Accountability)
The Executive Committee is accountable to the General Assembly
for the upholding of the interests of EFI and shall, in accordance with
the Articles of Association, perform all acts of management or arrangements
which it deems necessary or desirable in order to carry out the aims and
objectives of EFI as determined by the General Assembly in accordance
with Articles 3 and 6.