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Panos Antonopoulos, President & Legal Representative
Greg Archimandritis, Vice-President
Antonela Kotsoni, Member
Nikos Matsankos, Member
Christina Papageorgiou, Member
Last modified: March 15th, 2021
Hereby established the civil non-for-profit company with the name “KOMVOS DIADRASTIKIS METAFORAS GNOSIS InterMediaKT” (“INTERACTIVE MEDIA KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER InterMediaKT”) with the distinctive title «InterMediaKT» or simply «IMA». The company’s operation is governed under the provisions of Civil Code no 741.
The headquarters of the company is set at the city of Patras. The company’s office is located in the first floor of Dionysos Street, No. 11, Petroto Patron (Postal Code 26500). By decision of the General Assemply, the offices can be moved to another address without amending this statute.
1st. The objectives of the company are particularly the modern and efficient promotion of knowledge for vocational education and training. Such promotion will be based on, but not restricted to, digital media and the internet, will be directed towards citizens, organizations, enterprises, universities and other legal persons, and it will operate around the following axes:
- I. Entrepreneurial innovation for the improvement of existing business or startups, related but not restricted to, consultancy and training of employers as well as and transfer of good practices on their working methods.
- II. Local development through agritourism and / or alternative tourism with emphasis and for the optimal exploitation of relevant programs for vocational rehabilitation and development of the sector’s business innovation.
- III. Popularization of science, from the viewpoint of knowledge empowerment, the promotion of new technologies and the expansion of educational horizons for growth and the creation of competitive future professionals through innovative business planning; for both young people and adults and all other age groups :
- Students K18
- Young adults 25-35
- Adults 36-46
- IV. Social cohesion, (re-)integration of groups with emphasis on claiming employment as a tool for the smooth functioning of society. Target Groups such as immigrants, graduating students, dismissed soldiers, unemployed women after maternity leave, and specific vulnerable groups, with an emphasis on gender equality and the transfer of social and experiential knowledge. The company defines as vulnerable groups the following non restrictive list:
- People with special needs and/ or people facing restrictions, whose intellectual ability is deemed suitable for the labor market, but they need special treatment and information
- People who are supported by social programs for addiction recovery
- People who have served a prison sentence
- Legal immigrants
2nd. The creation of a network of contacts on local and international level, consisting of individuals, organizations, companies, universities and other legal entities, with similar goals and actions and supporting the work of the company. The selection criteria for establishing or removing such contact in the company network will be defined by its partners, with the main focus being on Article 3 / Paragraph 1 of these Statute.
3rd. Participation of the company in (co-)funded state and international partnerships with individuals, organizations, companies, universities and other legal entities whose actions and purposes are similar to those of the company. The criteria for establishing or terminating such cooperation shall be defined by its partners, with the main focus being on the definition of Article 3 / Paragraph 1 of these Statute.
4th. To contribute to the empowerment of Civil Society, the deepening of democracy and the promotion of social cohesion among European citizens, through the successful dissemination of knowledge and information as a vehicle for vocational training. Consequently, the actions of the company will be targeted at both the individual and the social level.
The duration of the company is defined as an indefinite period.
To attain its objectives the company can operate as a medium of “knowledge transfer” by using any means deemed appropriate by its partners.
Indicatively we note the following means:
- Creation of an online database for easy and direct access by the public and knowledge transfer, with material relevant to the company’s business areas.
- The assurance and safeguarding nationally or internationally of the methods and programs that are used by the company (patented).
- The action and perform all kinds of events serving the above purposes of the company and its mission.
- Public information and awareness on issues of civil society.
- The participation of the company and its registration as a member of other national, foreign or international organizations with similar aims.
- The coordination of actions and the cooperation with other organizations, domestic or foreign.
- The establishment or participation in the creation and organization of other NGOs, associations, corporations or other legal entities of any kind.
- The expansion of the activities of the company outside Greece at European or international level.
- The organization or participation in interviews, debates, conferences, training, educational programs, cultural and artistic events, plus, the publishing of advertising materials such as magazines, books and any other digital and paperless form.
- The composition and organization of lounges, club, library, offices and annexes of the company in various places.
In order to achieve the company’s objective, the partners agree to contribute to the company’s annual regular and extraordinary contributions, the amount which is determined by decision of the General Assembly.
In addition to the above contributions, the Company’s resources come from:
- Partner donations to cover the company’s obligations and in particular the costs of setting up, moving, operating etc.
- Sponsorships, donations, inheritances or bequests of natural or legal persons, European and national grants and funding, donations from international organizations, public and private domestic and foreign enterprises provided to support our purpose.
- Income generated from the company’s activities and the means to achieve its goals.
- Participation in (co-)funded European, national and/or international programs.
- Any kind of contribution, the acceptance of which does not contradict with the purposes of the company and the applicable legal provisions.
All types of company sponsors, heirs or donors of assets in the company need to be aware of social issues and not be penalized by Greek or international courts for criminal offenses.
The company is a not-for-profit legal entity and the responsibility for any liabilities to the State or third parties, rests with all parties on the basis of each member’s share.
It is not permitted to distribute profits to partners during and during the dissolution of the company.
Any, in addition to the contributions of the Company’s net equity partners or assets of any nature, shall be disposed of during the period of its operation for the purpose of carrying out the corporate purpose.
The fate of the property of the company and its disposal in the event of the dissolution of the legal entity is determined by decision of the General Assembly of the company.
The bodies of the company are the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.
- The General Assembly (G.A.) is made up of all partners and is the supreme body of the company.
- The General Assembly meets at the initiative of the Board of Directors at least once a year (regular GA).
- Extraordinary General Assembly may be requested either by decision of the Board of Directors or when two (2) partners make a request to the President, indicating the agenda.
- The General Assembly discusses and decides on strategic issues and on any other matters concerning the company, controls all other bodies and elects, terminates or replaces the members of the Board of Directors.
- The meetings of the General Assembly are not public. They shall be convened by simple notification of the President to all partners at least ten (10) days in advance. The notice should also include the agenda.
- Topics may be added to the agenda if proposed by at least two (2) present (or represented) partners.
- A quorum is required for at least half of the partners to be present at the beginning of the meeting. Decision-making requires an absolute majority of the partners present at the vote.
- If during regular or extraordinary GA there is no quorum, the meeting is held at the same place, at the same time and day of the following week and is quorum irrespectively of the number of partners present.
- In the calculation of the quorum and the majority, the represented partners are also counted.
- One missing partner may be represented by another with written authorization. Each partner may represent up to two (2) of the absent members.
- At the initiative of the President, the GA elects the chair of the meeting and a committee to elect.
- Issues concerning the General Assembly and the decisions taken are recorded in the General Assembly minutes by a special secretary under the supervision of the President of the Company.
- The first General Assembly, including the members of the first Board of Directors, will be held on the initiative of the Interim Board of Directors within two months of the date of publication of the company’s founding decision by the Patras Court of First Instance. Members of the Interim Management Committee are: Archimandritis Grigorios, Zacharaki Myrto-Charalambia, Kazantzidis Georgios, acting jointly and acting unanimously on each issue.
- The Board of Directors consists of three to nine (3-9) natural persons elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years.
- The number of Board members is defined and amended by decision of the General Assembly, which is not an amendment to these Articles of the Statute.
- The Board of Directors formulates the policy of the company and decides on any matter related to its operation, in compliance with the decisions of the General Assembly. and the provisions of this Statute.
- The Board of Directors by decision appoints (or replaces) one of its members as President and (optionally) as Vice President.
- The Board of Directors convenes at the initiative of the President or three (3) of its members at least three (3) times a year.
- The decisions of the Board of Directors shall be adopted by an absolute majority of all its members irrespective of the number of attendees. Also, decisions can be taken without a meeting as long as they bear the signature of all Board members.
- The Board of Directors appoints, directs, controls, approves annual budgets and financial reports. The payroll and all monetary remuneration of the staff of the offices, the members of the Scientific Committees, the external associates and other executives of the company are determined and controlled by the Board of Directors.
- Under the supervision of the President, a record of the Board’s minutes and decisions is kept.
- The President of the Board of Directors is appointed to represent and manage the company’s affairs. The President, by his signature under the corporate name, commits the company to any third legal or physical party when acting on its behalf within the frameworks specified by the corporate purpose.
- The President of the Board of Directors is in charge of the operation and overall work of the Company, directs the operations of the Board of Directors, expresses the positions of the Company and represents it freely towards the public, justice, international organizations and any physical or legal party. The President may be replaced by the Vice- President.
- The Company may also be legally represented by other Board members, by special proxy or authorization of the President.
- In the event of the death of the President or his or her prosecution in court or in bankruptcy, the management and representation of the company shall be undertaken by all other partners collectively, by collaborating and signing under the corporate name.
- In case the President is temporarily unable to perform his duties, he shall be replaced by the remaining members of the Board, acting collectively.
- If a partner bankrupts or placed in guardianship regime, the company is not terminated, but continues with the remaining partners.
- Should a partner die, the company continues among the remaining partners as well as the deceased partner’s heirs. However, each partner has the right in this case to claim his exit from the company, and the company is obliged to return him the value of his share of the corporation, which corresponds to all of his contributions to the company, less the proportion of the contributions each, of the costs incurred up to that time.
- The above right of exit of the partner must be exercised by a declaration that will be communicated to the company and the other partners within a time limit of 3 months from the date of death of the partner.
- The entry of a new partner is permitted upon his / her written request, a proposal from two partners and a decision of the General Meeting convened for this purpose. The General Assembly decides by a 3/4 majority of the other partners.
- The entry of a new partner requires the unconditional acceptance of the terms of this Statute and any amendments thereto.
- Exit of a partner is permitted only in cases expressly regulated by the current statute and the Internal Rules of Procedure of the company. Outgoing partners assume the amount of their total contribution in the event that it has not been expended by the Company.
- For the achievement of the Company’s goals it is possible, by decision of the General Assembly, to register as supporting members of the company any physical or legal parties, Organizations, Institutes, Companies from Greece and abroad.
- Moreover, after a reasoned decision, the company can declare as honorary members of the company, physical or legal parties from Greece or abroad who can offer or have already offered useful services and can make a decisive contribution to the achievement of the company’s goals.
- The company may develop partnerships with individual persons or legal entities from Greece or abroad, which may participate in the implementation of its goals and activities.
- The above categories of members (supporters, honorary) beyond their title, may not have any involvement in the management, representation or management of the company.
In order to achieve its goals and activities the company can:
- Recruit and hire employees with fixed-term or permanent contracts,
- Subcontracts third parties (persons or entities) for specific projects
- Establishes permanent or non-permanent working groups with or without remuneration from its members or non-members to examine and promote its objectives. It is possible to add to such a working group a board member and be remunerated, but this automatically means that the specific member is not entitled to vote in the decision.
The company keeps in its offices the books and information required by law. He also keeps the following books:
– Book of minutes of General Assembly meetings
– Book of minutes of Board of Directors meetings
– Income-Expenditures Book
– Members Book (Honorary – Supporters)
Any amendment of the current statute is made by unanimous decision of the General Assembly and will be evidenced by a new written agreement, which will be published as required by law.
The denouncement of the company by any partner, even on the basis of an important plea, does not in any way result in the termination of the company, but entails the exit of the complaining partner from the company. The company is obliged to pay the outgoing partner the total value of his personal contribution, minus respectively, in proportion to the contributions of each of until that moment onwards expenditure.
The company shall be dissolved:
(a) f its purpose has been or has not been attained
(b) by unanimous decision of the partners at any time and following a decision of the General Assembly.
- The dissolution of the company follows its liquidation. The liquidator is its manager and legal representative at the time of its dissolution.
- The liquidator is obliged to register the property of the company, to collect any claims of the company and to pay all its liabilities. It is then obliged to pay its partners their contributions unless the General Assembly decides otherwise. Any remaining assets will be disposed of, in accordance with a decision of the General Assembly to a charitable foundation or other non-profit entity of the domestic or foreign business operating for the same or similar purposes to the company.
- The liquidator’s service shall be unpaid, except for the actual costs incurred in completing the work.
By decision of the General Assembly, the Company’s Internal Rules of Procedure may be approved and implemented, regulating internal operating issues.
The operation of the company is governed by Greek law.
For any matter not regulated by the Articles of this statute, the provisions of the Civil Code apply (Articles 741)
The courts of Patras are responsible for any dispute that may arise between the partners regarding the interpretation or application of the current.
The current Statute, containing twenty (20) articles, after being drafted, read and accepted by the parties, was signed by them in six (6) identical copies, while one copy was retained for filing with the responsible Tax Office. and one to be published by law in the relevant books of the Patras Court of First Instance.
The Partners of the Company are the signatories of the current amendment, following the minutes of the General Assembly of March 15th, 2021: