CHAPTER ONE

CONSTITUTION AND OBJECTIVES

First Article

(Constitution)

In accordance with the current general law, a non-profit private association, known as RISCOS Portuguese Association for Risks, Prevention and Security, hereinafter referred to as RISCOS, is an interdisciplinary body in the area of ​​risks natural and technological, as well as prevention and safety.

Article Two

(Headquarters and Activity)

1) RISCOS has its headquarters in Coimbra, in the NICIF – Nucleus of Scientific Investigation of Forest Fires, Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, provisionally installed in Av. Bissaya Barreto, nº 58, r / c, 3000 075 Coimbra, and may be transferred to another location, by resolution of the General Meeting.

a) RISCOS, upon deliberation of the Board, may create regional offices.

2) The activity of RISCOS is governed by the present statutes and also by the duly approved internal regulations and norms.

Article Third

(Purposes and Objectives)

The purpose of RISK:

1. Promote scientific research in the area of ​​risk, prevention and safety;

2. Promote training in the area of ​​risk, prevention and safety;

3. Promote awareness-raising activities with a view to establishing a culture of security, which requires the prevention of risks;

4. Support, in the scope of the provision of services to the community, public or private institutions through the conclusion of agreements, agreements or service contracts;

5. Maintain a specialized Bibliographic, Cartographic, Photographic and Media Documentation Center;

6. Promote the publication of scientific papers of its specialty, both in print and in digital format;

7. Proceed with the publication of brochures and audio-visual aids, namely by making videos, DVD, CD Rom and music CDs, as well as using other means of dissemination, in order to raise awareness of specific audiences or the general population to aspects related to risk, prevention and safety.

Article Four

(Attributions)

For the achievement of its purposes RISCOS is responsible for:

1) Maintain contacts, within the principle of cooperation, with all Portuguese research and training organizations interested in the development of Risks, Prevention and Security Sciences;

2) Carry out studies and projects, on its initiative or through agreements or contracts entered into with public or private entities;

3) To promote courses, seminars, colloquia, workshops and other similar initiatives on topics that are relevant to the achievement of their goals and to participate in similar achievements promoted by other entities;

4) To structure and stimulate projects and programs of a scientific and pedagogical nature to raise the awareness of the population on the prevention of risks and issues related to prevention and safety;

5) To ensure, directly or through contracts with publishers, the publication of their own scientific and pedagogical journals or publications, as well as other scientific or pedagogical works, promoting, when necessary, their translation;

6) Signing agreements of temporary or permanent collaboration with other public or private organizations, national or foreign;

7) To undertake, by contract, to carry out studies, investigations and other work entrusted to it by any Portuguese, foreign or international entities or organizations, public or private, and, as well, commit by contract to other national or foreign entities, to carrying out any work necessary for the implementation of the Association’s programs of activities;

8) Establish and maintain contacts with similar or similar bodies, national, foreign or international, in order to ensure a constant exchange of knowledge, information and publications.

CHAPTER TWO

ASSOCIATES

Article 5

(Associates)

1) 1. Individuals and public or private entities that develop or intend to collaborate in the development of RISCOS activities may be associated with RISCOS.

2) 2. The membership of RISCOS acquires, if proposed by the Board, based on the presentation of proposals for membership by the interested parties.

3) 3. The proposals presented by the Board shall be approved by the General Meeting.

Article Six

(Members’ Statutes)

1) RISCOS members may have the status of:

a) Founding members;

b) Associate members;

c) Associate sponsors.

2) The founding members are those who integrate lists competing for the first electoral act for RISCOS’s governing bodies, both as effective members and as alternate members.

3) Adherents are those who are admitted after the one mentioned in the previous number.

4) Individuals or legal entities that have contributed significantly to the operation, prestige and development of RISCOS or have rendered relevant services to it through financial or patrimonial contribution to the Association shall have the status of associated sponsors.

Article 7

(Rights and Duties of Members)

1) The rights of RISCOS members are:

a) Participate in the activities of the Association;

b) Participate in the General Meetings;

c) To elect and be elected to the Governing Bodies.

2) The duties of RISCOS members are:

a) To contribute actively to the pursuit of the statutory objectives of RISCOS;

b) To perform the positions for which they are elected or appointed;

c) Pay a registration fee and the annual dues.

3) The sponsoring associates shall be part of the General Meeting, without voting rights, and may not be elected to the governing bodies and shall be exempt from the quota.

(4) The founding members shall also be exempt from the quota.

5) Accompanying members are obliged to pay an annual quota, to be determined by the General Assembly, on proposal of the Board of Directors.

Article 8

(Loss of Associate Quality)

1) The RISCOS membership status loses if:

a) Requesting to be unlinked, by written communication to the Board.

b) Failing to comply with any or any of the obligations set forth in this statute or against the interests of RISCOS.

c) Failing to comply with any or some of the internal rules or regulations approved pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 2.

2) The loss of associate status is made by decision of the General Meeting, under the opinion of the Board, with prior registration of the subject on the agenda of the day.

3) The loss of associate status implies the loss of the right to the social assets of RISCOS and the right to receive what has been paid, without prejudice to the responsibility for the benefits related to the time in which RISCOS was associated.

4) Associates who fail to comply with the provisions of paragraph 2 (c) of article 7, for a period of more than one year, may be suspended from their rights.

5) Former members of the Association may request re-entry, applying the provisions of art. 5th.

THIRD CHAPTER

SOCIAL HERITAGE

Article 9

(Patrimony)

1) All assets, values ​​or services that, for this purpose, associates or others compete for the Association, constitute the social patrimony of RISCOS.

CHAPTER FOUR

OF THE ORGANS

Article Thirteenth

(Social entities)

1) They are Social Bodies of RISK:

a) The General Meeting;

b) The Board;

c) The Fiscal Council.

2) The term of office of the members elected to these bodies is three years and may be re-elected.

3) The social bodies are called by the respective presidents, except for the cases specifically provided for in these statutes and in the general law.

4) Decisions are taken by majority, except in cases where the Law requires a qualified majority.

SECTION ONE

GENERAL MEETING

Article Eleven

(General meeting)

1) The General Assembly is the deliberative body of RISCOS and is made up of all associates in the full enjoyment of their rights.

2) The General Meeting is ordinary or extraordinary.

3) The convocation of the General Assembly shall be made by a postal notice to be sent to each member, at least ten days in advance and it shall include the day, time, place of the Assembly and the Agenda of the day.

4) The work of the General Assembly is directed by a bureau, elected according to the stipulated in art. 17, for a term of three years, consisting of three members: President, Vice-President and Secretary.

(5) The General Meeting shall meet ordinarily at least twice a year, and the first meeting shall be held during the first quarter for consideration and approval of the report and accounts submitted to it by the Board, and the second, in the last quarter, for consideration and approval of the Annual Activity Plan for the following year, prepared by the Board.

6) The General Assembly may be convened extraordinarily by its President:

a) On its own initiative;

b) At the request of the Board or the Supervisory Board;

c) At the request of at least two thirds of the members in full enjoyment of their rights.

7) The resolutions of the General Assembly are taken by majority, except when the general law or the bylaws establish otherwise.

8) Minutes of the General Meeting shall be drawn up.

Article Twelve

(General Shareholders’ Meeting)

1) The following are the responsibilities of the General Meeting:

a) Establish, in own regulations, the criteria for the election of the holders of any of the other corporate bodies;

b) To resolve on any changes to this Statute;

c) Consider and deliberate on proposals for the admission of new members;

d) Approve, on proposal of the Board, the enrollment fee and the annual membership fee;

e) To evaluate and vote on the annual plans of activities proposed to it by the Board;

f) To evaluate and vote the report and accounts related to each fiscal year, preceded by an opinion of the Fiscal Council;

g) To approve the internal regulations;

h) Oversee the electoral processes, in the form and with the mechanisms provided for in the internal regulations to be created in accordance with the provisions of art. 17th. these statutes;

i) Decide on the possible dissolution of RISK.

SECTION THREE

DIRECTION

Article Thirteenth

(Direction)

1. The Board is the executive body of RISCOS and consists of a President, three Vice-Presidents and a Secretary Treasurer.

2. The President shall necessarily be a member of the Association, a doctorate.

3. The term of office of the Board is three years, and the election process is established in its own internal regulations, as stipulated in art. 17th. of these statutes.

4. The Board may be advised by a Strategic Council, whose competencies and internal organization shall be included in the Association’s internal regulations.

5. The Association shall be bound by two signatures, with the obligation of the President or of the Secretary

Treasurer of the Board;

Article Fourteenth

(Directorate Responsibilities)

1) The Board is the body that represents RISCOS and is responsible for:

a) Carry out the concrete actions leading to the achievement of RISCOS objectives;

b) Administrative and financial management of RISCOS, fulfilling and fulfilling the statutory objectives established in art. 3 of this statute and other decisions of the General Assembly;

c) To direct its action in obedience to the Annual Plan of Activities;

d) To prepare and propose for the approval of the General Assembly the internal regulations and their amendments;

e) To prepare the Annual Plan of Activities, submitting it for approval by the General Assembly;

f) To prepare and propose for the approval of the General Meeting the report and accounts for each financial year.

SECTION FOUR

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Article Fifteenth

(Supervisory board)

1) The Fiscal Council is the body responsible for controlling the accounts of RISCOS and consists of a President, a Vice President and a Secretary, who will be the Rapporteur.

2) The Fiscal Council’s term of office is three years, and the election process is established in its own internal regulations, as stipulated in art. 17th. of these statutes.

Article Sixteenth

(Fiscal Council Competencies)

1) The Fiscal Council’s powers are:

a) To supervise the acts of economic and financial management of the Directorate for which it will meet at least twice a year.

b) Issue an opinion on the report and accounts prepared by the Board, to be presented to the General Meeting.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

ELECTION RULES

Article Seventeenth

(Electoral process)

1) All electoral processes will be triggered by the President of the General Assembly.

2) The corporate bodies of RISCOS are elected in a complete and unique list for all the organs, considering all the members of the winning list elected.

3) The scrutiny is secret, in the terms to be defined by internal regulation.

CHAPTER SIX

FINANCIAL MEANS

Article Eighteen

(Revenue)

1) Revenues from RISCOS include:

a) The product of the jewels and annual quotas of the members;

(b) the proceeds of research, experimental development or technical vocational training or operational technical cooperation;

c) The subsidies, bequests or donations that are assigned to him under the law and accepted by the Association;

(d) the proceeds from the sale of publications and other information and training materials;

e) The income from the assets, resulting from the funds deposited, from participation in companies and others;

2) The revenues obtained by RISCOS are intended to support the activities contained in its purposes in accordance with the deliberations of the General Assembly and the execution of the Annual Activity Plans.

Article Nineteen

(Expenses)

1) RISK expenses are:

a) Those resulting from the exercise of its activity, in the fulfillment of the statutory objectives, namely, payment of salaries and social charges, payment of research scholarships, acquisition of goods and services, and general operating expenses.

b) Those resulting from legal obligations.

SECTION FOUR

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Article Fifteenth

(Supervisory board)

1) The Fiscal Council is the body responsible for controlling the accounts of RISCOS and consists of a President, a Vice President and a Secretary, who will be the Rapporteur.

2) The Fiscal Council’s term of office is three years, and the election process is established in its own internal regulations, as stipulated in art. 17th. of these statutes.

Article Sixteenth

(Fiscal Council Competencies)

1) The Fiscal Council’s powers are:

a) To supervise the acts of economic and financial management of the Directorate for which it will meet at least twice a year.

b) Issue an opinion on the report and accounts prepared by the Board, to be presented to the General Meeting.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

ELECTION RULES

Article Seventeenth

(Electoral process)

1) All electoral processes will be triggered by the President of the General Assembly.

2) The corporate bodies of RISCOS are elected in a complete and unique list for all the organs, considering all the members of the winning list elected.

3) The scrutiny is secret, in the terms to be defined by internal regulation.

CHAPTER SEVEN

FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Article Twenty

(Amendments to the Articles of Association)

1) Amendments to these statutes can only be made at General Meetings.

Article Twenty-One

(Dissolution of RISK)

1) The dissolution of RISCOS can only be carried out if at a General Meeting, specifically called for this purpose.

2) In case of approval of the dissolution, RISCOS will maintain legal existence for liquidation purposes, according to what is determined at that General Meeting.

3) In case of dissolution, the assets and funds of RISCOS will have the destination that is given to them by the General Assembly, without prejudice to the legal provisions in force.

Article Twenty-Two

(Omitted Cases)

1) The omissions, not provided for in these Bylaws or in the Internal Regulations, shall be resolved by the General Meeting, in accordance with the general legislation in force.

Article Twenty-third

(Installation Commission)

1) The founding members of RISCOS constitute an Installing Commission and, within a period of thirty days, from this date, organize the first electoral act for the governing bodies of the Association.