Our Sirius Network is structured as follows:
o General Assembly:
General Assembly, composed of official representatives of institutional full, affiliated, individuals and obvservers members, is the highest and main decision making body of the Network.
The General Assembly meets at least once a year and is chaired by the President. The President, or in its absence the Board, has the right to mandate another person to chair.The General Assembly gathers all members but only Full Members have the right to vote.
The General Assembly approves the annual balance and the provisional budget for the following year. In addition, the General Assembly also exercises the following powers:
- the admission and exclusion of the Members of the Network, the change of membership category of the Members of the Network, following the Statutes;
- the appointments of the members of the Board;
- the adoption of the Rules of Procedure;
- the amendments to the Statutes of Network;
- the dissolution and liquidation of the Network.
o Executive Board:
The main task of the Board is to give the strategic and policy input to the Network and its activities, propose new initiatives and projects, approve proposals from the Head of Secretariat or any member before being presented at the General Assembly.
In addition, the Board is collectively responsible for operationally govern SIRIUS, advocate and represent SIRIUS, implement the General Assembly’s decisions and directives, elect and remove the President of the Executive Board, select and employ the Head of the Secretariat. The Board also prepares and submit to General Assembly for Decision the Annual Work Plan and Annual Budget, draft of Annual Report and Annual Financial Report, financial policies and procedures, election Rules and Regulations.
The board is composed by minimum three members and maximum five members. The mandate of the members of the Board is two years, renewable once. The Board meets at least twice a year in person and it works as a college.
The Network has a secretariat managed by a Head of Secretariat appointed and supervised by the Board. The Head of Secretariat legally represents the SIRIUS Network, coordinates and manages SIRIUS’s activities as well as every day’s work of Secretariat, supports the Board in the implementation of the Network’s decisions and is responsible for the daily management of the Network, for hiring staff in agreement with the Board and for supervising staff members.