1. Name, registered office and business year

  1. Name, registered office and business year
  2. The name of the organization is Pangea Wettbewerbe e.V.
  3. The organization is based in Rüsselsheimer Str. 22, 60336 Frankfurt am Main

2. Purpose and Goals

  1. The establishment of the association is aimed at promoting education, improving the educational system, and promoting individual talents of schoolchildren. Students should use the competition to recognize and discover their own skills, abilities and talents in order to be able to optimize their school career in a targeted manner. These goals are achieved through:

2. The association promotes and supports the free democratic basic order of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is non-denominational and politically neutral.

3. Tax exemption

  1. The association is selflessly active. It serves solely and directly charitable purposes as defined in the section "Tax-privileged purposes" of the current version of the tax code.
  2. The association may only be used for statutory purposes. Members do not receive any benefits from the association's funds in their capacity as members. No person may benefit from expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or from uncommonly high remuneration.

4. Financing

The association is funded by sponsorships, donations, membership fees, grants, entrance fees, participation fees and other allowances.

5. Membership

  1. Membership is open to educational institutions and organizations such as schools, institutes and universities.
  2. There are two forms of membership:
    a) Full member
    b) Supporting member
    When applying for membership, applicants have the option of selecting one of two forms. They contribute to the activities of the association as a sponsoring member.
  3. Membership is obtained through written application. The board makes the decision on acceptance. When a written declaration of admission is issued, entry becomes effective.
  4. The board's rejection is not justifiable and cannot be contested. Admission is not guaranteed.
  5. Termination of membership:
    a) Membership ends with exclusion, voluntary resignation of the member or loss of legal capacity in the case of legal entities.
    b) Voluntary resignation takes place by means of a written declaration to the Board of Management with a notice period of three months to the end of the financial year.
    c) The board of directors decides on the exclusion of a member in writing and unanimously; There is no need to give reasons.
    d) The exclusion of a member occurs in particular for the following reasons:
    behavior that is harmful to the association, such as a violation of the statutes, regulations, the purpose of the statutes or the interests of the association, as well as delay in paying membership fees.
    e) A refund of donations or contributions is excluded.
  6. Obligations of the members
    a) Members are willing to support the association's purposes and goals, ideally and/or materially, particularly through active participation.
    b) By becoming a member, members undertake to pay the membership fees in accordance with the current membership fee schedule decided by the general meeting.

6. Organs of the association

Organs of the association are:

  1. The general meeting
  2. The board of directors

7. General Assembly

  1. The general assembly consists of full members. It is convened in writing by the chairman with a notice period of 21 days as required, at least once every two years. If a manager has been appointed, the meeting can be called by the manager on behalf of the chairman.
  2. The general assembly is presided over by the chairperson or his/her deputy. At the suggestion of the chairperson, the general assembly can appoint a special chairperson.
  3. The responsibility of the general assembly extends to:

8. Voting rights / quorum

  1. Ordinary members are entitled to vote. Each member has one vote, which is exercised by a representative in the educational institutions and organizations.
  2. Every general meeting called in accordance with the statutes has a quorum.
  3. The general assembly decides with a simple majority of the valid votes cast. Abstentions are disregarded. In the event of a tie, the application submitted is deemed to be rejected.
  4. Unless otherwise specified, votes in the general assembly are openly done by showing of hands or voice.
  5. A three-quarters majority of those entitled to vote is required for changes to the statutes, including changes to the purpose of the association. To dissolve the association, the valid votes cast must be unanimous.
  6. Resolutions of the general meeting are written down in minutes within two weeks after the general meeting and signed by the secretary and at least one member of the board. The minutes can be viewed by every member at the office.

9. Board of Directors

  1. The association is formed judicially and extrajudicially by the chairman and deputy chairman, and everyone is authorized to represent himself solely. The board of directors makes decisions by a simple majority of votes.
  2. The board of directors is elected by the general assembly for a period of four years. The voting is not done in private. At the request of a member, the election can also be carried out secretly. Whoever receives a simple majority of the votes is elected.
  3. The board of directors is responsible for the association's work. He/she has the right to co-opt, can expand, issue rules of procedure, delegate administrative tasks to a managing director and a treasurer, appoint assessors, set up a supervisory board, establish a board of trustees, establish independent and dependent subdivisions or offices (especially in the individual federal states), determine membership fees and coordinate with the members, distribute special tasks among its members or use committees to process or prepare them.
  4. Changes to the statutes, which are required by supervisory, judicial or financial authorities for formal reasons, can be made by the board of directors. These amendments to the statutes must be communicated to the next general meeting.
  5. The board of directors decides with a simple majority of votes. Resolutions of the board of directors are recorded in minutes of the meeting, which are signed or confirmed by at least two board members who are authorized to represent.

10. Dissolution of the Association

  1. The dissolution of the association takes place by resolution in a general meeting called for this purpose.
  2. Unless the general assembly stipulates otherwise, the chairman and the treasurer are jointly authorized liquidators.
  3. If the association is dissolved or annulled, or if its tax-privileged purpose ceases to exist, the association's assets go to another charitable organization with a similar objective - which has to use it directly and exclusively for charitable purposes. The selection is made by the liquidators.