New ESPCR constitution registered in Belgium

from left to right: Catherine Gillardin (notary), Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluis Montoliu, Patrick Riley, Stan Pavel
from left to right: Catherine Gillardin (notary), Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluis Montoliu, Patrick Riley, Stan Pavel

Today, June 23rd, 2009, the new ESPCR constitution has been registered in Belgium, thanks to the generous and dedicated work of Ghanem Ghanem, who acted as the ESPCR delegate before the Belgium Government, and to that of present and previous ESPCR council members, that pepared and reviewed the document eventually filed.

For this historic date, 11 ESPCR Members gathered in Brussels (10 members physically in Brussels: Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluís Montoliu, Patrick Riley and Stan Pavel, as shown in the attached picture, plus José Carlos García-Borrón, represented by a proxy), before a notary, to approve and register the new ESPCR constitution, in order to become an officially registered non-profit international association, according to the Belgian law of June 27th, 1921, on non-profit organizations, non-profit international associations and foundations.

The registration process is expected to finish by September 2009 when the newly founded ESPCR will receive an official number, as approved international non-profit association, and its corresponding tax identification number (VAT). Additional details will be communicated by ESPCR Officers in due time. The new ESPCR constitution will be presented in Münster, at the ESPCR 2009 meeting.

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