THE REGIONAL CENTRE FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF UNESCO ANNOUNCES A PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF UNIVERSITIES WILLING TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CENTRE
The procedure is conducted in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and UNESCO, the United National Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), ratified by law and promulgated in the State Gazette, issue 32 from 13.04.2018, the acting Statutes of the Centre, the Rules of Procedure for Selection of Universities that are eligible for membership in the General Assembly of the Centre, adopted by the General Assembly on 17.05.2018 and a decision of the Executive Board from 13.06.2018.
І. Legal ground
Pursuant to Art. 7 of the Agreement and Art 18, par. 1, sub-par. 7 from the acting Statutes of the Centre up to two representatives of universities may be co-opted as members with voting rights of the General Assembly of the Centre after a decision of the General Assembly.
ІI. General Eligibility Criteria
Universities applying for membership in the General Assembly of the Centre must possess expertise in areas with direct relevance to the activity of the Centre and must share its mission and ideas. They shall:
Ineligible for membership in the General Assembly of the Centre are universities which:
ІV. Requirements to the status and membership of universities
Universities which nominate their representatives for membership of the General Assembly of the Centre must obligatorily satisfy the following cumulative requirements:
In satisfying the requirements to the status and membership the universities present official documents of establishment and legal standing supported by any other relevant evidence.
V. Conducting the procedure
The check for eligibility of the universities candidates for membership in the General Assembly is done by members of the Secretariat of the Centre designated by the Executive Director who review the submitted proposals and nominations and the presented documents, and draw up a list of the eligible universities, i.e. those that satisfy the criteria and requirements for membership in the General Assembly of the Centre.
The list of eligible universities is submitted by the Executive Director to the Executive Board for review. The Executive Board adopts a decision approving the final list of applicant universities to be submitted to the General Assembly for a discussion and a vote.
The admitted universities are informed in written in a due course about the day, hour and the place of the session of the General Assembly where their nomination is supposed to be voted.
The foreign universities – candidates for membership in the General Assembly of the Centre present their documents in English.
Bulgarian universities present their documents in Bulgarian and English.
Any data presented by the candidates will be treated in strict confidentiality only for the purposes of selection procedure.
VІ. Deadline and way of submittal of documents
Documents shall be submitted no later than 13.00 h. on 14.09.2018 to the following address: 7 Luchezar Stanchev Str., 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria /post stamp is considered valid/and by e-mail to: office@unesco–centerbg.org /date of receipt is considered valid/.
For contact: tel.: 02/444 21 03; 02/444 37 40. Contact person: Ms Diana Tokadzhieva