mission statement


registered in n.637 in the regional register of the social promotion associations of the Metropolitan City of Florence



ART. 1

     The cultural association called "Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino" is constituted.

ART. 2

     The Association is based in Florence.


ART. 3

     The Association, without any profit, in full respect of the freedom and dignity of its members, without distinction of sex, race, language, religion, political opinions, personal and social conditions of its members, we proposes to pursue the general interest of the community, the promotion and development of the human personality and the social integration of individuals.


     The Association proposes - specifically - to promote the enhancement of the cultural heritage of the local area in which it operates and in order to spread the thought and works of authors and artists who for centuries have alternated with the Palmerino, intends to re-create at the Villa (which bears this name) a vital center of intercultural and interdisciplinary exchanges aimed, on the one hand, on the deepening and dissemination of those works of the past that are the expression of the place, on the other hand the promotion of studies, initiatives and researches - also of international scope - which offer themselves as creative events of contemporaneity.


     For the pursuit of its institutional purposes, the Association, which relies mainly on the activities provided voluntarily, free and free of its members, according to the definition and with the specifications referred to in the first and second paragraphs of art. 6 LR Toscana 42/2002, will be able, among other things, to carry out activities of:


A) organization of events, exhibitions, representations and cultural events of various kinds;


B) carrying out studies and research as well as training activities in the areas covered;


C) act as a center of reference and reception for artists, authors and for all those who wish to promote and develop the arts in the widest sense of this term;


D) implementation of initiatives aimed at disseminating and protecting the activities carried out by the Association, including through exchanges with other organizations or public or private bodies;


E) realization of commercial initiatives as long as they are instrumental to the main activity and on condition that they are carried out in a marginal way.


     Finally, they can be merely instrumental and complementary, organizing and managing activities and initiatives in the publishing field through publications or audiovisuals.


     The Association may affiliate with organizations and organizations, including international ones, provided they are non-profit-making and exercise similar activities to those of the Association itself and share its orientation and aims.


     For the achievement of the associative purposes, the Association can carry out all the movable and real estate operations, deemed necessary and / or useful by the Board of Directors.




ART. 4

     The Association is not for profit. In order to carry out its activities and to achieve its goals, it may receive non-refundable contributions of any kind, bequests and donations, both from individuals and from entities.

The assets are therefore made up of the economic resources deriving from:


a) membership fees and contributions (registration and annual fees);

b) any liberal donations of associates and third parties;

c) inheritances, donations and legacies;

d) contributions from the European Union, international organizations, the State, the Regions, local authorities, public bodies or institutions also aimed at supporting specific and documented programs implemented within the scope of the statutory purposes;

e) income deriving from the provision of services, in compliance with institutional activities, including agreements, or revenue deriving from promotional initiatives aimed at financing;

f) proceeds from the sale of goods and services to shareholders and third parties, including through the carrying out of commercial, artisanal or agricultural activities carried out in an auxiliary and subsidiary manner, in any case aimed at achieving the institutional objectives;

g) any other eventual income deriving from activities compatible with the purposes of social promotion;

h) from the wealth rents.
ART. 5

     The financial year ends on December 31 of each year.


     At the end of each year the Board of Directors prepares the final balance sheet, a report on the activities carried out and the budget, which will be submitted to the approval of the meeting by the end of May of the following year.


     The active surpluses of each year and the assets, however acquired, can not, under any circumstances, be distributed to the shareholders,
neither directly nor indirectly and must be reinvested in favor of institutional activities.



ART. 6

     The natural persons or bodies in general who, sharing the aims of the Association, will be admitted by the Board of Directors upon request, and who will pay the admission fee established by the Board itself at the time of admission.


      The members are divided into founders, ordinary, and supporters. Everyone has the same rights and duties.



     The Board of Directors can assign the title of honorary associate to personalities who have distinguished themselves in the sectors in which the Association operates.


     Participation in the Association is indefinite, the share is intrasmissable both by deed between living and mortis causa. Any participation on a temporary basis is excluded.

ART. 7


     All members, with the exception of fees, are required to pay the grant, the loss of the annual membership fee to the extent established by the Board of Directors.

     The members can not be assigned any dividend or other benefits in kind, not even in the case of withdrawal or dissolution of the Association.
ART. 8

     The quality of an associate is lost by death, by resignation, by the arrears of over four months of the payment of the membership fee and by the incompatibility declared by the Assembly after having heard the interested party.



ART. 9

     The Assembly of the associates meets at least once a year for the approval of the final balance and the budget.


     Among its responsibilities there are, in addition to the amendments to the present statute and the provisions of Article 15, the election of the Board of Directors, the Board of Auditors and any other subject provided by the statute or possibly submitted to it by the Board of Directors.


     The Assembly is convened by the President with an indication of the agenda, place, date and time of the meeting and any second call, by written notice or other formality to make known to each member the same convocation with a fifteen days' notice.

The Assembly must also be convened when two directors or one-fifth of the members request it.


     Each member can be represented in the Assembly by another associate, by written proxy; however, each participant can not be the bearer of more than two proxies.
ART. 10

     Except as provided by the last paragraph of the art. 21 c.c. the assembly is declared valid in the first call with the presence of the majority of the members; it deliberates with the favorable vote of the majority of those present. In the second convocation the assembly is considered valid with any number of members and deliberates with the favorable vote of the majority of those present.


For the statutory changes of the Association the favorable vote of at least two thirds of the members will be necessary.


The Assembly is chaired by the President of the Association and, in the event of his absence or impediment by the Vice-President or by another member chosen by the assembly itself; of the deliberations will be drawn up verbal by the secretary.


ART. 11

     The Association is managed and administered by a Board of Directors appointed by the assembly by open vote, unless otherwise decided by the same.


     The Board is composed of three to five members chosen from among the members of which at least two founders; the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer and the Secretary will be appointed respectively.


     The members remain in office for three years, are re-eligible and do not receive any compensation for their position.

ART. 12

     The council is periodically convened by the President or his deputy, whenever it is necessary or appropriate, or when at least two of its members request it.


     For the validity of the resolutions it is necessary the presence of the majority of the directors and the favorable vote of the majority of those present. In the event of a tie, the President's vote prevails.

The minutes will be prepared by the secretary.

ART. 13

     The Board of Directors has the widest powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration of the Association in order to implement the statutory purposes.


     The President legally represents the Association and has the social signature.




ART. 14

     The correct administration is controlled by a Board of Auditors, where the number of members becomes more than three hundred, composed of three members also not associated, elected for a three-year term by the Assembly and re-elected.


                          CORPORATE BODIES


Board of Directors 2018-2021:


Federica Parretti, President
Monica Maria Francini, Vice President
Stefano Vincieri, Secretary and Treasurer
Guillemette Denis, Councilor
Gabriele Frelin von Schonau-Wehr, Councilor


Scientific Committee 2018-2021:

Cristina Acidini

Serena Cenni

Linda Falcone

Giovanna Giusti

Francesca Baldry

Marilena Mosco

Maurizio Naldini


Honorary President:

Giuliano Angeli


Honorary members:

Paul Fusco

Giorgio Buccellati

Cristina Acidini

Jane Fortune