CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED EUROPEAN POKÉMON COMMUNITIES


PREAMBLE

We the undersigned, as European Pokémon fans, have decided to establish the United European Pokémon Communities in an attempt to unify and interconnect the Pokémon communities of our respective nations and languages.

It is our sincere wish that our fellow Pokémon fans throughout Europe may be brought closer together, make new friends and have fun, irrelevant of national borders and language barriers.


TITLE I

THE UNION

Article 1

By this Constitution, the SIGNATORIES establish among themselves the UNITED EUROPEAN POKÉMON COMMUNITIES, hereinafter called "the Union", to achieve objectives and goals they have in common.


Article 2

The Union is founded on the values of unity, diversity, friendship and cooperative decision making as a place on the Internet for all peoples of Europe to communicate, interact, discuss and exchange ideas and opinions of the Pokémon franchise and other topics determined to be relevant.

It shall organise and promote Europe-wide Pokémon events with a focus on equal access and opportunity for all Europeans.


TITLE II

THE NATIONAL PARTNERS


Article 3

The national partners of the Union shall be the SIGNATORIES of the Constitution. They shall have the right to be represented in the Community Council.

Each national partner shall have one national representative.


Article 4

The national partners shall nominate one of their staff members for appointment as a national representative in the event of:

  1. the resignation of their incumbent national representative;
  2. the dismissal or recalling of their national representative;
  3. the position of their national representative otherwise becoming vacant.

The head of the staff of a national partner shall recommend to the President of the Union that he or she appoint the staff member nominated by the national partner.


Article 5

The national partners may decide to recall their national representatives.

The head of the staff of a national partner shall recommend to the President of the Union that he or she terminate the appointment of a national representative recalled by the national partner.


TITLE III

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Article 6

The Community Council shall determine the rules of the Union and monitor the actions of the Administrative Council.

It shall make decisions by a majority of its members.

It may delegate certain functions to committees.

A decision of the Community Council shall determine the rules of procedure, guidelines and general functioning of the Community Council.


Article 7

The Community Council shall consist of the moderators, the national representatives and individuals appointed by the President of the Union.

The President of the Community Council shall be elected by the Community Council from among its members.


Article 8

The Community Council may establish committees.

The President of the Community Council shall appoint the members of a committee from among the members of the Community Council.

The number of members of a committee of the Community Council shall not be divisible by two.

Two-fifths of the members of a committee may with the consent of the President of the Community Council refer a decision or action by the committee to the Community Council.


Article 9

Both the Administrator and members of the Community Council shall have the right to propose decisions.

Decisions proposed by the Administrator shall be discussed in the Administrative Council and shall then be submitted to the Community Council.


Article 10

The Community Council may adopt resolutions according to the rules of the Union.


Article 11

The Community Council shall nominate one of its members for appointment as Administrator in the event of:

  1. the resignation of the incumbent Adminstrator;
  2. a resolution of no-confidence;
  3. the position of Administrator otherwise becoming vacant.

The President of the Community Council shall recommend to the President of the Union that he or she appoint the member nominated by the Community Council.


Article 12

The President of the Community Council may propose to the Community Council that one of its members, who is not a member by virtue of holding the position of a moderator, be dismissed in cases of serious misconduct, deliberate or consistent inactivity.

If the President of the Community Council proposes that a member of the Community Council be dismissed, the member in question shall have the right to present an explanation or defence to the Community Council within a window of seven days. The Community Council shall proceed to consider the proposal to dismiss the member by two-thirds of its members.

The President of the Community Council shall recommend to the President of the Union that he or she terminate the appointment of a member dismissed by the Community Council.


TITLE IV

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION

Article 13

The President of the Union shall ensure due respect for the Constitution. He or she shall ensure, by his or her arbitration, the proper functioning of the infrastructure of the Union.

He or she shall be the guarantor of technical stability, legal integrity and due respect for inter-community agreements.


Article 14

The President of the Union shall be irremovable from his or her position.

A decision of the Community Council shall determine the qualifications, requirements and rules of procedure for the election of the President of the Union.


Article 15

The President of the Union shall, subject to the rules of the Union, appoint the members of the Community Council as well as the moderators and, when they submit their resignation or if the Community Council adopts a resolution to dismiss them, terminate their appointments.


Article 16

The President of the Union shall appoint the national representatives upon nomination by the national partners and, when they submit their resignation, are recalled by the national partners or if the Community Council adopts a resolution to dismiss them, terminate their appointments.


Article 17

The President of the Union shall appoint the Administrator upon nomination by the Community Council. He or she shall terminate the appointment of the Administrator when the latter submits his or her resignation or if the Community Council adopts a resolution of no-confidence.

On the recommendation of the Administrator, he or she shall appoint the other members of the Administrative Council and terminate their appointments.


Article 18

The President of the Union shall approve decisions of the Community Council within three days following the adoption of a decision and its transmission to him or her.

He or she may, before the expiry of this time limit, ask the Community Council to reconsider, by two-thirds of its members, a decision or any parts thereof. Such reconsideration shall not be refused.


Article 19

Decisions of the President of the Union, other than those provided for under articles 13 (paragraph two), 15, 16, 17 (paragraph one) and 18, shall also be approved by the Administrator and, where required, by the assistant administrators concerned.


TITLE V

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Article 20

The Administrative Council shall determine and conduct the affairs of the Union.

It shall have the assistance of the moderators.

It shall be accountable to the Community Council.

Membership of the Administrative Council shall be incompatible with the holding of the position of President of the Union and President of the Community Council.


Article 21

The Administrator shall direct the actions of the Administrative Council. He or she shall be responsible for the internal affairs of the Union and ensure the implementation of decisions by the Community Council.

He or she shall have authority to make decisions as part of the rules of the Union.

He or she may delegate certain functions to assistant administrators.

If the Community Council adopts a resolution of no-confidence, the Administrator shall submit his or her resignation to the President of the Union.


Article 22

Decisions of the Administrator shall be approved, where required, by the assistant administrators responsible for their implementation.


TITLE VI

THE MODERATORS

Article 23

The moderators shall ensure due respect for the rules of the Union. They shall ensure, by their arbitration, the healthy and proper environment in the interest of the general good.

A decision of the Community Council shall determine the areas of responsibility and authority of the moderators.


Article 24

The Administrator may propose to the Community Council that a moderator be dismissed in cases of serious misconduct, deliberate or consistent inactivity.

If the Administrator proposes that a moderator be dismissed, the moderator in question shall have the right to present an explanation or defence to the Community Council within a window of seven days. The Community Council shall proceed to consider the proposal to dismiss the moderator by two-thirds of its members.

The President of the Community Council shall recommend to the President of the Union that he or she terminate the appointment of a moderator dismissed by the Community Council.


TITLE VII

INTER-COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS

Article 25

The President of the Union shall negotiate inter-community agreements with other Internet-based communities and organisations.

Such agreements may be approved only by a resolution of the Community Council.


Article 26

Inter-community agreements duly approved shall prevail over decisions of the Community Council.


TITLE VIII

ENTRY INTO THE UNION

Article 27

The President of the Union shall negotiate agreements with national Pokémon communities that wishes to join the Union.

Such agreements may be approved only by a resolution of the Community Council and shall take effect immediately following approval or at a date specified in the agreement.


TITLE IX

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNION

Article 28

The national partners shall have the right to withdraw from the Union.

A national partner that decides to withdraw from the Union shall notify the President of the Union of its intention.


Article 29

The President of the Union shall negotiate an agreement with a national partner that decides to withdraw from the Union setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal.

Such agreements may be approved only by a resolution of the Community Council and shall take effect immediately following approval.


TITLE X

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Article 30

The President of the Union, on the recommendation of the Administrator, and members of the Community Council alike shall have the right to propose amendments to the Constitution.

A decision of the Community Council, proposed by the Administrative Council or one or more members of the Community Council, to amend the Constitution must be considered and approved by the Community Council by two-thirds of its members. The amendment shall take effect immediately following approval by the Community Council.


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SIGNATORIES


Kim Marchwitz/DarkMewtu, Denmark

PokeTeam.dk


Lanzar, Sweden

PokémonForumet


Impergator, Germany

Bisafans.de


Yellow Rayquaza, Finland

Rayquazan Peliapu


Arty2, Greece

Legendary Pokémon


Melkor, Spain

pokexperto.net


Gkx, Italy

Pokémon Central


Joeno, the Netherlands

PKMN.NET


Havak, United Kingdom

PokémonWorld.co.uk


Martin, Austria

Pokemonexperte.de


Baron Sengir, The Netherlands

Sinnoh.nl


Linkachu, Canada

Pokécharms


bagszi, Hungary

Bagszipoke.hu


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