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Co-ordinator's activities and the formation of the Association

In the middle of October (October 15, 2000), director of Institute for Medicinal Plant Research "Dr. Josif Pančić", Belgrade (IMPR), started co-ordinated activities on the formation of AMAPSEEC on the national level. At that time Mihailo Ristić has been elected to co-ordinate these activities. Two weeks later (October 30, 2000) subjects potentially interested in the AMAPSEEC formation were supplied with working materials, dealing with this subject. These materials consisted of the Bylaws of the AMAPSEEC (accepted on June 2, 2000 in Aranđelovac) and several assumptions given by co-ordinator, as a starting base for solving some important questions for the realisation of the working subject. Simultaneously, they were asked to submit their remarks and suggestions (till November 14) to be processed and subjected for the further analysis and harmonisation at the meeting planed for November 24. The first circular has been distributed to 60 addresses. Subsequently, three weeks later (November 20) the second circular, containing (along with processed remarks and suggestions) call for the mentioned joint meeting was dispatched. Immediately after that (November 24) in the Ceremonial hall of the Faculty of Agriculture, the first joint meeting of all those being interested in the formation of AMAPSEEC has been kept. During the meeting following question were reconsidered: Analysis of the Bylaws of the Association, remarks, suggestions and perplexities and making clear determinations about that (1); Fixing list of benefits, which AMAPSEEC could offer to the potential members (2); Fixing proposals dealing with annual membership fees for regular and supporting members (3); Preparation of list of sponsors ready to support co-financing of AMAPSEEC activities, especially in the period of the foundation and immediately after that (4); Adoption of preliminary list of regular and supporting members of the AMAPSEEC from FR Yugoslavia (5); Determination of modes of participation of potential regular and supporting members in the foundation of AMAPSEEC (personal, spatial, technical, financial and every other support)(6) and Contributions to the formation of sections, commissions, working groups and committees of the Association (7). At the meeting, where at least 45 colleagues were present, several very important conclusions regarding the necessity of Bylaws redefinition and further activities have been made. However, it was not possible to achieve consensus about all details. It was concluded to finish this job by the usage of appropriate questionnaire. So, about two weeks later (December 11), the third circular consisting of the report and lists of participants from that meeting, as well as mentioned questionnaire was distributed to 65 addresses. Till the end of the year, raw data obtained through the conduction of the questionnaire were processed, resulted conclusions were incorporated in old revision of the Bylaws and the whole spectrum of information necessary for registration of AMAPSEEC by national authorities has been collected.

On the basis of conducted activities and opinions of all those colleagues, companies and institutions being interested in the AMAPSEEC foundation, IMPR (as co-ordinator of that process on the national and international level) decided to offer all necessary conditions for the formation of headquarters of the Association in Belgrade. Along with that, it was decided to come into registration procedure immediately. Subsequently, on the basis on those decisions (resulting from the meeting kept on January 11, 2001), registration of AMAPSEEC by relevant authorities was finished at February 23, 2001. Managing body of AMAPSEEC was formed ad hoc, as temporary solution, with the primary task to.comanise Member's meeting, where the election of representatives for Executive Council, Advisory Board and Board of Directors would be accomplished.



   Introductory notes




   Review of activities




   Foundation info


   Membership info


   2nd Bylaws revision


   Call for 1st meeting


   Record of 1st meeting


   Record of 2nd meeting