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Byelaws of the European Association for the Study of Religions

Introduction

In the course of its existence, the EASR approved a number of provisions that were meant to supplement the regulations set forth in its Constitution. These provisions, which could be considered to all intents and purposes as byelaws, were never collected as a whole and were scattered in the minutes of the past meetings of the EASR Executive Committee and General Assembly. A thorough research has now been carried out in the archives of the EASR in order to retrieve and collect all such provisions. They can now be found here, each with an appropriate heading. In two cases (individual membership and bursaries) the text of the approved byelaws consisted of guidelines that were too long to be reproduced here. In that case a link is given to the page where the full text can be found. In a few other cases, the text has been slightly edited in order to make it consistent with the present compilation. In any case, the source is always given and the original text can be found in the minutes of the indicated meeting (see Past conferences).

Marco Pasi, General Secretary of the EASR

Amsterdam, 14 June 2015

1.    Lapsed membership for corporate members

EASR membership will be declared lapsed by the Executive Committee, or the General Assembly, if any dues remain unpaid after six consecutive notifications within a period of 18 months. Where any dues remain unpaid for three years, the society’s name will be struck from the list.

(Approved by the EASR General Assembly in Budapest, 22 September 2011)

  

2.    Individual membership

The full text of the guidelines concerning the individual membership of the EASR can be found here.

(The guidelines were approved by the EASR General Assembly in Groningen, 14 May 2014; they incorporate the earlier provisions approved by the EASR Executive Committee in Stockholm, 23 August 2012)

 

3.    Fees

i. Membership fee (general)

The membership fee will be 2 Euro per head (per member) per association per year and 15 Euro for individual member per year.

(Approved by the EASR General Assembly in Cambridge, 11 September 2001)

 

ii. Minimum fee

A minimum fee is introduced for the corporate members of the EASR, independently from the number of their respective members. For all associations whose membership produces a fee that exceeds 50 EUR, the usual regulation shall apply. The minimum fee is fixed at 50 EUR.

(Approved by the EASR General Assembly in Budapest, 22 September 2011)

 

4.    EASR and IAHR conferences

In those years in which an IAHR Quinquennial Congress is held, no EASR conference will be held. However, the General Assembly and the Executive Committee meeting can take place during an IAHR Congress (see also the EASR constitution, 5.iii).

(Approved by the EASR General Assembly in Bremen, 27 September 2007)

 

5.    Bursaries

The full text of the guidelines concerning the EASR bursaries can be found here.

(The guidelines were first adopted by the EASR Executive Committee in Santander, 7 September 2004; then revised at the EASR General Assembly in Bucharest, 22 September 2006; and further revised at the EASR General Assembly in Messina, 17 September 2009)

 

6. Nominating Committee

When a new Executive Committee of the EASR is elected, the Nominating Committee assists in the election process by bringing forward the names of suitable candidates for election to office. The full text of the guidelines for the Nominating Committee, including the election timetable and guidelines, can be found here

(Approved by the EASR General Assembly in Erfurt, 25 August 2015)

 

7. Honorary Membership Committee

The Honorary Membership Committee proposes names of suitable candidates for honorary membership, as described by the EASR constitution (4.vi). The full text of the guidelines for the Honorary Membership Committee, can be found here

(Approved by the EASR Executive Committee in Erfurt, 23 August 2015)