Regulation of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

Division Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

Article 1

INSTITUTION

Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is established as a division of the Mondo Internazionale Association, as established by art. 37 of its Single Regulations. The division is subject to the direction of the Steering Committee and the General Manager.

Article 2

PURPOSES AND ACTIVITIES

Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. represents the division of the Mondo Internazionale Association for geo-political and geo-strategic research and analysis at international level. The vision of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. foresees the achievement of the following objectives:

a. To develop and support innovation in geo-political and geo-strategic research and analysis;

b. To deepen the contextual study of conflicts, crises and international processes between and within States;

c. To elaborate a definition of strategic contexts, be they economic, geographical, or political, and to verify their implications in the international system.

The research activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. are carried out through five sections, each responsible for a specific research area: Defence and Security, Culture and Society, Economics, Politics, and the Environment.

Article 3

MEMBERS

Members of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. are all those who are regular members of Mondo Internazionale Association and whose application for membership in the division is successful.

Article 4

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

The application for membership of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is assessed and approved or rejected by the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association based on the candidate's experience and motivation:

a. The candidate must be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is submitted;

b. The candidate must be a regular member of the Mondo Internazionale Association at the time the application is submitted;

c. The application for membership in Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must be accompanied by the applicant's Curriculum Vitae together with a letter of motivation. If deemed necessary, the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale can request references from the applicant to demonstrate any previous experience with the application for membership;

d. The members operating within Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. are included, depending on their skills such as: Head Researcher, Senior Researcher and Junior Researcher, through a voluntary collaboration agreement which may provide, subject to budget availability, remuneration in accordance with current regulations.

e. If deemed necessary, a subsequent phase of evaluation of the candidate may be envisaged, which is carried out through an oral interview, to ascertain the technical and analytical skills described during the application. The interview is conducted in the presence of at least one Head Researcher. During this evaluation phase, at least one additional member of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must be present;

f. In case of rejection, the applicant may resubmit the application at least 6 months after the submission of the last application. No appeal is possible;

Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. avails itself of personnel internal and/or external to the Association and operates trying to enhance every professional figure within it, guaranteeing stimuli for personal and professional growth, constant updating on the evolution of the professional environment in which it operates and a transparent administration system that takes into account every single collaborator within it. Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is already committed to creating a dynamic and innovative working and collaboration environment, providing numerous comforts, and facilitated working hours in order to outline a new working model.

Article 5

EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR MEMBERS

The expulsion of members from the division of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is regulated by Art. 5 of the Statue of Mondo Internazionale Association. In addition, the members of the Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. division may be excluded from the same if it is evident that it is impossible to carry out the commitments undertaken in that division with constancy and professionalism. The decision on the exclusion of the members of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is taken by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., which expresses itself in favour or against by a qualified majority of the members present at the vote; the decision is approved after a second favorable vote by the Board of Directors of the Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. division. In cases of absolute urgency, the President of Mondo Internazionale Association may implement the appropriate initiatives, described in accordance with chapter 1 art. 1 of the Single Regulations of the Association itself.

Article 6

THE DIVISION BODIES

The division of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. carries out its activities under the supervision of the Board of Directors.

Article 7

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of five members and the Director General of Mondo Internazionale Association.

2. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. includes three specific posts with related functions, listed in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of this article: a Research Director, a Secretary and an Advisor.

3. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. the following tasks:

a. Research Director: the Research Director of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. has the task of supervising the general trend of the division and the state of development of its activities. He advises the Presidency on the possible evolution of the G.E.O. division and its future orientations;

b. Research Secretary: the Research Secretary of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. has the task of assisting the Board of Directors and the Research Director in the administrative and bureaucratic management of the division. He supports the Research Director and the other Head Researchers in the management of personnel and prepares the necessary documentation to correctly carry out all the activities foreseen by the division;

c. Research Counselor: the Research Counselor of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is responsible for advising the Research Director on future developments in the division and on how to carry out the division's activities to ensure high level performance. One to three Research Counselors may be present on the Board of Directors.

4. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. has the following tasks:

a. It deliberates on decisions to be taken in relation to the management and organisation of Mondo Internazionale Association G.E.O division, its developments, and objectives;

b. It resolves on the entry of members into Mondo Internazionale Association G.E.O division;

c. It provides guidelines for the organisation and coordination of activities by Head Researchers and for the conduct of activities by Senior Researchers and Junior Researchers;

d. It organizes periodic meetings with the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association and, if requested, with the Board of Directors of the other divisions of the Association for the organization and management of joint activities;

e. It coordinates and supervises the activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. in such a way that they do not in any way conflict with national regulations, the Articles of Association, and the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale Association;

f. It plans, deliberates, and supervises the budget activities of the division, in close contact with the Treasury of the Mondo Internazionale Association;

g. The Board of Directors deliberates on the dissolution of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. together with the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale Association:

a. Dissolves the division, a first unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is required; if the vote is positive, the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must present the motion to dissolve to the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association;

b. The Board must approve the motion unanimously by those present at the vote, who must represent at least 2/3 of the total membership of the Board;

c. If the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association is also in favour of the dissolution, the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must proceed to communicate the dissolution of the division via official press release, which is published on the website of the Mondo Internazionale Association;

d. In case of dissolution of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., the Research Director of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must initiate the dissolution procedure; the Director, together with the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., has the task of verifying that any remaining assets of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. are entrusted to Mondo Internazionale Association. The Steering Committee of the Mondo Internazionale Association must then evaluate possible returns to public and private entities that have disbursed funds in favour of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

Main offices

Article 8

RESEARCHER DIRECTOR

1. The Research Director of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. has the task to coordinate the activities of the division and to monitor the state of development of its activities, proposing solutions for the qualitative improvement of the research carried out within the division. The Research Director advises the Presidency on the possible evolutions of the division Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and its future orientations.

2. The Research Director is appointed every two years by the Steering Committee, by qualified majority, on the proposal of the Presidency. In the event of resignation, the Research Director must inform the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association at least 60 days before the resignation takes effect, unless otherwise agreed between the parties. The President of Mondo Internazionale Association, with the approval of the Steering Committee, may revoke the office of Head Researcher at any time by means of a notice to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. Within the international context in which he operates, he is identified as "Research Director of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

4. The Research Director must take care of the image of Mondo Internazionale Association wherever he/she represents it, privately and publicly, respecting the values and principles set out in the Statute, the Regulations, the Code of Ethics and their derivatives.

5. The Reaserch Director must have access, with the authorisation of the President, or in his place the Vice-President, to all documents, software, computer and non-computer programmes in non-admin mode, to the Association's legal and/or operative headquarters and to any movable and immovable property of the Association for the purpose of carrying out the Association's activities.

6. The Research Director assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards the Mondo Internazionale Association in the event of damage resulting from negligence and/or default in the performance of his/her duties. Furthermore, he/she is liable under civil and criminal law for any unlawful conduct or conduct in breach of internal and statutory regulations committed during the performance of his/her association duties and outside of them.

Article 9

SECRETARY

1. The Secretary of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. has the task to support the Board of Directors and the Research Director in the administrative and bureaucratic management of the division. He supports the Research Director and the other Head Researchers in the management of the personnel and prepares the necessary documentation to carry out correctly all the activities foreseen by the division.

2. The Secretary is appointed every 2 years by the Reaserch Director with the approval of the Steering Committee. In the event of resignation, the Secretary must inform the Research Director 90 days before the resignation takes effect, unless otherwise agreed between the parties. The Research Director of the Mondo Internazionale Association, with the approval of the Steering Committee, may terminate the office of Secretary at any time by notice to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. Within the international context in which he operates, he is identified as "Secretary of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

4. The Secretary must take care of the image of the Mondo Internazionale Association in any place where he represents it, privately and publicly, respecting the values and principles set out in the Statutes, Regulations, Code of Ethics and their derivatives.

5. The Secretary must have access, with the authorisation of the Reaserch Director and the President, or in his place the Vice-President, to all documents, software, computer and non-computer programmes in non-admin mode, to the Association's legal and/or operational headquarters and to any movable and immovable property of the Association for the purpose of carrying out the Association's activities.

6. The Secretary assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards the Mondo Internazionale Association in the event of damage resulting from negligence and/or default in the performance of his/her duties. He is also liable under civil and criminal law for any unlawful conduct or breach of internal and statutory regulations committed during the performance of his association duties and outside of them.

Article 10

ADVISOR

1. The Advisor of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is responsible for advising the Research Director on the future developments of the division and on how to carry out the research activities of the division to ensure a high level of performance. Within the Board of Directors, there may be from one to three Advisors in order to guarantee an important contribution in the carrying out of the research and coordination activities of the division.

2. The Adviser is appointed every two years by the Research Director after approval by the Steering Committee. In the event of resignation, the Adviser must inform the Research Director 90 days before the resignation takes effect, unless otherwise agreed between the parties. The Research Director of the Mondo Internazionale Association, with the approval of the Steering Committee, may terminate the office of Director at any time by notice to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. Within the international context in which he operates, he is identified as "Advisor of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

4. The Advisor must take care of the image of the Mondo Internazionale Association wherever he represents it, privately and publicly, respecting the values and principles stated in the Statute, Regulations, Code of Ethics and their derivatives.

5. The Advisor must have access, with the authorisation of the Research Director and the President, or in his/her place the Vice-President, to all documents, software, computer and non-computer programmes in non-admin mode, to the Association's legal and/or operative headquarters and to any movable and immovable property of the Association for the purpose of carrying out the Association's activities.

6. The Advisor assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards the Mondo Internazionale Association in the event of damage resulting from negligence and/or default in the performance of his/her duties. He is also liable under civil and criminal law for any unlawful conduct or breach of internal and statutory regulations committed during the performance of his association duties and outside of them.

Articolo 11

HEAD RESEARCHER

1. Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. provides for a Head Researcher for each section that carries out research activities, with the task of coordinating them according to the indications of the Board of Directors.

2. The Head Researchers are appointed every two years by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., by qualified majority, on the proposal of the Research Director. In the event of resignation, the Head Researcher must inform the Research Director of Mondo Internazionale Association at least 60 days before the resignation takes effect, unless otherwise agreed between the parties. The Research Director, with the approval of the Board of Directors, may revoke the office of Head Researcher at any time by means of a notice to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. The Head Researcher must be appointed after verification of his or her ability to develop and coordinate research projects and activities within Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

4. The Head Researcher shall:

a. Ensure the proper functioning of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., in concert with the General Manager and the Presidency of Mondo Internazionale Association;

b. Ensure the observance of the law of the internal rules of Mondo Internazionale Association;

c. Organize the activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. according to the guidelines established by the Board of Directors;

d. Outline, together with the Board of Directors, the objectives and/or constraints for the staff;

e. Delegate its functions, if necessary but still accountable, to one of the other members of the Board of Directors by official delegation;

f. Take care of the proper use of any form of funding provided to Mondo Internazionale Hub, ensuring that the funds available are used in the performance of the intended activities and protected from any potentially illegal and/or harmful activity in accordance with applicable law and the internal regulations of Mondo Internazionale Association;

g. Identify and select internal and/or external personnel to carry out the various activities within Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., according to the criteria defined by the Board of Directors and as required;

h. Carry out the research and analyses carried out within the division, verify the accuracy of their content and prepare them for publication if required, according to the criteria of impartiality, objectivity and transparency;

i. Coordinate the figures working within the division and the activities carried out according to the indications of the Board of Directors;

j. Attribute to Senior Researchers the research areas of competence according to objective and non-personal criteria, evaluating their preparation for the coordination of the assigned area;

k. Develop, with the support of the Board of Directors, new opportunities for the development of the activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., including relations with external bodies;

l. Protect the image of Mondo Internazionale Association in its entirety both inside and outside of it.

5. The Head Researcher, as a member of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., may have access, subject to authorization by the President of the Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. Association, or on his behalf of the Vice President, to documents; software, computer and non computer programs in admin mode; bank accounts; safe-deposit boxes; the registered and/or operational headquarters of the Association and any movable and immovable property of the Association limited to the performance of its functions and tasks.

6. All the information that the Head Researcher deals with regarding Mondo Internazionale Association and its organization of internal and external activities shall be considered confidential and prohibited from disclosure. The same applies to the division of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., in all its parts.

7. In the international context in which the division operates, he/she is identified as "Head Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

8. The Head Researcher assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards the International Mondo G.E.O. and the division in case of damages resulting from negligence and/or default in the performance of its duties. He shall be liable civilly and criminally if the damage caused provides for the possibility of recourse to legal action against them.

Articolo 12

SENIOR RESEARCHER

1. The Senior Researcher is appointed by the Head Researcher of the competent research section of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. after approval by the Board of Directors.

2. The Senior Researcher may resign at any time by informing the Head Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. in writing 60 days before the effective resignation, unless otherwise agreed between the Parties. Should the Head Researcher deem it necessary, he/she may revoke the office of Senior Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, at any time by means of a communication to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. The Senior Researcher operates in the areas of research established by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.; this figure is appointed in the presence of proven analytical skills, a high degree of autonomy in carrying out research activities and a high degree of objectivity and impartiality within the same. It is possible to appoint one or more Senior Researchers according to the internal organization of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. activities.

4. The Senior Researcher shall:

a. Supervise the activities carried out by the Junior Researchers in relation to the area of research assigned to his/her competence and responsibility;

b. Provide the guidelines, established by the Board of Directors and the Head Researchers, for the conduct of research activities within the area of competence; c. Provide, if required, an advisory and support role to the Board of Directors for decisions to be taken regarding the development and evolution of the division's research and analysis activities;

d. Assist Head Researchers in the management of personnel internal and/or external to the division limited to the assigned research area;

e. Collect the results of the research and analysis elaborated by the Junior Researchers, to be sent to the Head Researchers, attributing their respective merits;

f. Protect the image of the Mondo Internazionale Association in its entirety both inside and outside of it.

5. The Senior Researcher may have access, with the authorization of the Head Researcher, to documents; software; computer programs and non-admin computer programs; the legal and/or operational headquarters of the Association only for the performance of its functions and tasks.

6. All information that the Senior Researcher deals with regarding Mondo Internazionale Association and its organization of internal and external activities shall be considered confidential and prohibited from disclosure. The same applies to the division of Mondo Internazionale Company, in all its parts.

7. The Senior Researcher may be promoted to Head Researcher upon proposal and approval by a simple majority of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. if he demonstrates the following requirements:

a. Possess a Master's Degree and/or First Level Master's Degree reflecting the thematic area of coordinated analysis and research within the division;

b. Excellent skills in analysis and management of working groups composed of people with different tasks;

c. Ability to work under pressure and on several objectives at the same time;

d. Ability to understand and develop contexts of analysis from a general and not just a particular perspective.

8. In the international context in which the division operates, he/she is identified as the "Senior Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

9. The Senior Researcher assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards Mondo Internazionale Association and the division in case of damages resulting from negligence and/or failure to perform their duties. He shall be liable civilly and criminally if the damage caused provides the possibility of recourse to legal action against him.

Articolo 13

JUNIOR RESEARCHER

1. The Junior Researcher is appointed by the Head Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. of the competent research section after approval by the Board of Directors.

2. The Junior Researcher may resign at any time, informing in advance the Head Researcher of the competent section of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. in writing 60 days before the effective resignation, unless otherwise agreed between the Parties. Should the Head Researcher deem it necessary, he/she may revoke the office of Junior Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, at any time by means of a communication to be sent to the person concerned at least 7 days before the termination of his/her office.

3. The Junior Researcher has the task of actively contributing to the analysis and research activities carried out by Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., carefully following the guidelines provided by the Head Researchers and Senior Researchers.

4. The Junior Researcher shall:

a. Assist the Senior Researcher in research activities related to the area of expertise;

b. Perform research and analysis on data and sources verified by the Senior Researcher;

c. Provide advice, considerations, and recommendations to develop and enhance the work conducted within the relevant research area;

d. Contribute to developing the division's network;

e. Periodically inform the Senior Researcher in the area of expertise on the conduct and results of the research activity;

f. Protect the image of the Mondo Internazionale Association in its entirety both inside and outside of it.

5. The Junior Researcher may have access, with the authorization of the Senior Researcher in the area of competence, to documents; software, computer programs and non-admin computer programs; the legal and/or operational headquarters of the Association for the performance of its functions and tasks. 6. All information that the Junior Researcher discusses about the World International Association and its organization of internal and external activities is to be considered confidential and prohibited from disclosure. The same applies to the division of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., in all its parts.

7. The Junior Researcher may be promoted to Senior Researcher upon proposal and approval by a simple majority of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. if he demonstrates the following requirements:

a. Possess a Bachelor's degree that reflects the thematic area of coordinated analysis and research within the division;

b. Previous experience in conducting analysis and research activities for a period of 12 months, even if not continuous;

c. Ability to work according to group dynamics and autonomy in work management;

d. Ability to coordinate small and/or medium sized working groups;

e. Good problem-solving and time-management skills.

8. In the international context in which the division operates, he/she is identified as the "Junior Researcher of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.".

9. The Junior Researcher assumes full responsibility in the performance of the activities indicated and the burden of reparation towards Mondo Internazionale Association and the division in the event of damage resulting from negligence and/or failure to perform its duties. He shall be liable civilly and criminally if the damage caused provides the possibility of recourse to legal action against him.

Organization of the division

Article 14

MEMBERS

1. Those who intend to become members of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. division must, at the time of submitting the application, be Ordinary Members of Mondo Internazionale Association.

2. For the candidacy to Mondo Internazionale G.E.O division, the application for membership must be accompanied by a valid identity document recognised by the Italian State (Identity Card or Passport), Curriculum Vitae of the candidate and a letter of motivation.

3. The Steering Committee shall decide on the admission of applications, referred to in the previous articles, with its own unquestionable judgment in the first meeting held after the submission of the application or in the immediately following one, should it be necessary to obtain further clarifications or cognitive elements from the proceedings. To simplify admission, the Steering Committee may elect by qualified majority a delegate from among its members to check and decide on applications for admission.

4. The application for association to Mondo Internazionale is made by means of a written application using the "become an associate" form on the mondointernazionale.com website. A self-certification must be added to the application form in which the candidate declares whether he has suffered criminal convictions or has criminal charges pending in Italy or abroad, specifying, if so, the crimes for which he has been convicted or is under investigation. It is also necessary to include the acceptance of rights for the protection of privacy and the assumption of all civil and criminal responsibility for any activity carried out within the Association, including responsibility for what is disclosed in a personal capacity through Mondo Internazionale channels.

5. Specifying the provisions of art. 4 of the Statute of Mondo Internazionale, the Steering Committee may appoint as Ordinary Members those who have expertise in the areas of interest to the Association's activities.

6. Ordinary Associates who resign in order to take up a remunerated position in the Association may apply for readmission as Ordinary Associates at the end of this position.

7. The Ordinary and Honorary Members have the right to vote in the Assembly and also have the right to the active and passive electorate for the appointment of the Association's corporate offices. Ordinary and Honorary Members may be represented in the Assembly by another Ordinary Member; however, no Member may hold more than three proxies. Proxies for the election of the Steering Committee are not allowed.

8. Members are required to pay the annual membership fee in the amount and in the manner established each year by the Steering Committee.

The actual admission is determined by an official e-mail certifying the association at Mondo Internazionale.

9. The status of associate is lost in the cases provided for by art. 5 of the Statute. The exclusion of an Associate from the Association is decided by the Assembly on the proposal of the Steering Committee if the Associate does not comply with the provisions contained in the Statute, in these regulations and in any other act adopted by the bodies of the Association, or the resolutions taken by the competent bodies, carries out activities contrary to the interests of the Association, materially or morally harms it, foments disagreements and unrest among members, does not fulfill its obligations to the Association.

10. Cases of inefficient or damaging members must be reported to the Presidency by each member who has knowledge of them. The Secretary General, having carried out the preliminary activity in agreement with the Vice-President if necessary, shall report in writing to the President who will take the appropriate measures during the meeting of the Steering Committee, also in accordance with art. 5 of the Statute. In cases of absolute urgency, the President will take the appropriate initiatives in accordance with chapter 1 art. 3 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale Association.

11. The deceased or excluded Associate or the heirs of the deceased Associate have no right to repeat any fees paid, nor can they claim any rights on the movable and immovable property of the Association and are required to meet the obligations validly assumed by the Associate in constant company relations.

12. The Ordinary Member who has not paid the membership fee, as provided for in paragraph 6 of this article, for a period of three months following two written reprimands by the Association made three months apart from each other, shall forfeit his title upon decision of the Steering Committee.

Article 15

ORGANIZATION

1. The Mondo Internazionale Association G.E.O. division aims to develop a system of research and scientific analysis to understand international scenarios from a geo-political and geo-strategic perspective. The service is developed and delivered through the work of the members of the division, who can be divided into employees, collaborators or volunteers to the project. Remuneration may be provided for the tasks performed if the financial resources of the Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. Division and/or the Mondo Internazionale Association allow it.

2. The general activities of the division are defined and planned by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. Division together with the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association.

3. The Head Researchers, Senior Researchers, Junior Researchers and all other persons working in the International G.E.O. World are responsible for implementing the guidelines established by the Board of Directors, verifying that all research activities and projects carried out respect them in all their aspects.

4. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. may deliberate, during the meetings established periodically, for the adoption of internal regulations to ensure an efficient organization of the division according to the evolution of its activities.

Article 16

BRAND LOGO

1. The logo of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is represented in every official channel and document of the division.

The use of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. logo by any of its members must be authorized by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.. The logo must be reproduced faithfully in the characters and color. The Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. logo is protected in the same way as Mondo Internazionale Association logo.

2. This name and logo are protected in Italy and in the main foreign countries where the Association's and division's programs take place.

3. In the case of the "Mondo Internazionale - Nation" Associations, the logo indicated in chapter 7 art. 36 paragraph 1 of the Regulation of Mondo Internazionale Association provides for the addition of the reference "Nation".

Article 17

ACTIVITIES

1. The activity of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is programmed in annual cycles through work plans established by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association.

2. The activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. include the development of research activities on topics established by the Board of Directors and the publication of the results of the analysis and research conducted. The provision of these services is coordinated by the Head Researchers. The operating procedures for carrying out the activities and projects are defined by the Board of Directors; their implementation is supervised by the Head Researchers and Senior Researchers for the different research areas.

3. The different sectors involved in the research services are coordinated and supervised by the Senior Researchers, who must verify the implementation of the operating methods by the Junior Researchers. The Junior Researchers are responsible for complying with the guidelines provided for the performance of activities and the provision of the service, and for frequently informing the Senior Researchers about developments in the research carried out within their area of expertise;

4. Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. may make use of the recommendations and opinions of bodies or personalities inside or outside the Association considered particularly relevant for the performance of the division's research activities. Such recommendations and opinions may be collected by the Board of Directors at the discretion of the body.

Use of the computer system

FOREWORD

The progressive diffusion of new information technologies, and in particular the free access to the Internet from Personal Computers, exposes Mondo Internazionale to the risks of both patrimonial and criminal involvement, creating problems for the security and image of the Association itself.

Considering therefore that the use of computer and telematic resources of our Association must always be inspired by the principle of diligence and correctness, behaviors that are normally adopted in the context of a working relationship, Mondo Internazionale has adopted an internal regulation aimed at avoiding that unconscious behavior could trigger problems or threats to Security in the processing of personal data.

Article 18

USE OF ACCESS KEYS

For this provision please refer to chapter 8 art. 47 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale.

Articolo 19

USE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILE SHARING NETWORK

For this provision please refer to chapter 8 art. 48 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale.

Article 20

USE OF E-MAIL

For this provision, please refer to chapter 8 art. 49 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale.

Article 21

THE ASSOCIATION SERVER

1. For this provision please refer to chapter 8 art. 50 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale.

Article 22

THE WEBSITE

For this provision, reference should be made to Chapter 8, Article 51 of the Single Regulations of Mondo Internazionale.

Articles and documents

Article 23

DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS

1. The documents of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. can be requested by sending a formal written request to the Division's Board of Directors. The Head Researchers taking charge of the request must respond to the request according to the same modalities indicated for the Mondo Internazionale Association in chapter 9 art. 52 of the Single Regulations of the same; in case of impossibility of the latter, the Head Researchers must delegate the fulfilment of the request to a direct substitute.

2. The documents containing the strategies outlined by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. for the activities and projects that the division intends to develop and the method of analysis and research developed by the division, as well as non-public information obtained during the course of the activities, cannot be made public.

Relations with third parties

Article 24

MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL G.E.O. ACTIVITIES WITH THIRD PARTIES

1. The management of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.'s activities with third parties is assigned to the Division's Head Researchers, who work on behalf of the Division with the support of the General Manager and the Presidency.

2. The Head Researchers have the task of formulating collaboration agreements with third parties, respecting the rules established by Mondo Internazionale Association on the subject. The formulation of the agreements takes place in agreement with the Presidency and the External Relations Team of Mondo Internazionale Association.

3. The Head Researchers of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. have the duty to consult the Board of Directors of the division before giving their consent to any partner and/or third party body for the initiation of collaborations with Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and the creation of partnerships.

4. The formalization of the agreement is, in any case, signed directly by the President of Mondo Internazionale Association.

5. Any agreement entered into by the Head Researchers of the division, without having consulted and informed the Board of Directors of the division in advance and/or without having received the signature by the President of the Mondo Internazionale Association is to be considered flawed in form and, therefore, invalid under these regulations.

6. The Head Researchers have the task of keeping both the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and the Board of Directors of the Mondo Internazionale Association constantly updated on the performance of activities and collaborations with third parties.

Meetings

Article 25

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MONDO INTERNAZIONALE G.E.O.

The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. meets at least once a month, every month except January and August, for management activities such as:

a. Deliberate for activities with third parties;

b. Organise the management of the division;

c. Establish guidelines for the conduct of activities;

d. Ensure that the activities carried out follow the established guidelines;

e. Assess the overall performance of the Head Researchers, Senior Researchers and Junior Researchers based on the activities carried out and the results obtained;

f. Approve the fiscal budget;

g. Appoint the Senior Researchers and Junior Researchers;

h. Establish, where possible, financial compensation of its members for the duties performed within the division;

i. Resolve on annual work cycles and the use of the division's financial resources;

j. Propose, evaluate and implement new initiatives to develop the division;

k. Appoint, evaluate and implement new initiatives to develop the division;

l. Resolve on the best operational strategies to be implemented to improve the division's services.

Financing

Article 26

REQUEST

1. The possibility to apply for funding, by public and/or private bodies, for Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must be evaluated by the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

2. If it is possible for Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. to obtain funding from public and/or private entities, the request for access to funding must be submitted to the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., which must examine the request with the Board of Directors of the Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. Association.

Article 27

EVALUATION METHODS

1. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association may consider applying for funding as a result of a finding that it is impossible to finance itself or to apply for funds from the Mondo Internazionale Association. The analysis must be carried out in a joint session between the Treasurer of Mondo Internazionale Association and the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. The proposal must, in any case, be examined by the Board of Auditors. Once approved, it is submitted to a vote by the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., which must approve it unanimously.

2. Within 10 days of the unanimous approval of the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., the Treasurer of Mondo Internazionale shall draw up a plan for the return from financing, explaining the timing and purpose of the financing. The plan must then be examined by the Board of Auditors and then again by the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O., who must approve it unanimously.

3. No more than 60 days shall elapse from the formal request to the last approval.

4. In case of rejection of the request, at least 90 days shall elapse from the date of rejection to the date of a new formal request to the President and/or to the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O.

5. In case of approval, the President of the Mondo Internazionale Association shall authorise the Treasurer of the Association to proceed with the request for funding. In this case, the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must also be informed and involved.

6. The Treasurer of Mondo Internazionale Association must then explain the financing plan to the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. The Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association must verify, together with the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. that the financing obtained is used for the purposes provided for and in compliance with the provisions of the law of the Italian State, the Single Regulations and the Statute of the Mondo Internazionale Association.

Article 28

DURATION

1. The maximum duration of a loan must be 36 months.

2. There is no minimum duration limit.

Article 29

MORTGAGES

It is strictly forbidden to impose mortgages for the financing of the Members' movable and immovable property, whatever office they hold within the Association.

Article 30

ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCING

1. All loans are eligible provided that they are issued by recognised financial companies or alternatively by institutional bodies.

2. Financing that does not reflect all the characteristics indicated and has not followed the entire approval process is not eligible.

3. It is the duty of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. to ensure that funding reflects the criteria established by Mondo Internazionale Association prior to the submission of the application as set forth in paragraph 1 of this Article.

Article 31

EXCEPTIONAL CASES

The President of Mondo Internazionale Association, after consulting the Secretary General and the Treasurer of the Association, may request, in cases of extreme urgency, that a meeting of the three bodies entitled to vote on matters of financing be convened in order to hold a unanimous vote to request a necessary and urgent loan. The General Assembly must be convened within three days and at least 2/3 of those entitled to vote must be present in order for it to be valid and to proceed with the vote.

Article 32

LIBERAL FINANCING

Liberal funding directed to Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is discussed and approved by the majority of the Steering Committee of the Mondo Internazionale Association.

Guidelines of the Board of Directors

1. Considering the importance of the Board of Directors in the planning of the activities of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. Division and for the proper functioning of the same, disciplinary measures may be taken, in accordance with the principles expressed in the Code of Ethics of Mondo Internazionale Association, to prevent and limit behaviour and practices harmful to the proper performance of the tasks assigned to the Board of Directors.

2. Should one or more members of the Board of Directors present behaviours and/or actions harmful to the integrity of the body in question and to the correct performance of the tasks assigned to it, measures for expulsion or, in the most serious cases, expulsion from the Board of Directors may be applied to the subject or subjects. Moreover, these measures can be applied for actions carried out by the members of the Board of Directors also outside of such seat, with the condition that they have occurred in relation to the carrying out of the activities, directly or indirectly, of Mondo Internazionale Association and that they have caused material and/or image damage to the same.

3. The following are considered unacceptable behaviour by the members of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and subject to disciplinary measures:

a. Damage to the image of Mondo Internazionale Association and its division in front of the members and/or the external public through culpable or malicious actions;

b. Voluntary actions and/or behaviour aimed at negatively affecting professional relations within the Association and the division, making it impossible to carry out correctly the Association's activities;

c. Prolonged absence, equal to three consecutive meetings, from internal Board meetings. The absence of a member of the Board of Directors shall not be considered if the latter delegates another Board member to represent him/her at the meeting.

4. In the event of such conduct by one or more members of the Board of Directors, the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association may issue a formal warning to those who exhibit conduct liable to disciplinary action. The reprimand is issued or rejected by a simple majority vote of the members present at the proposal of an individual member of the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association or of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O:

a. The first reprimand is a formal warning to end any behaviour contrary to good conduct within the Board of Directors;

b. If a member of the Board of Directors receives two warnings, he/she is subject to removal from the Board for a period of 1 month. The expulsion from the Board of Directors provides for the suspension of the status of Board member, resulting in the loss of the right to vote and the possibility to participate in Board meetings. Moreover, the Board of Directors has the right to prevent the suspended member from having access to the official communication channels of the Board of Directors.

c. If a member of the Board of Directors, after two formal reprimands, receives a third formal reprimand, he/she shall be permanently and irrevocably expelled from the Board of Directors. Expulsion from the Board of Directors also means that it is impossible to be re-elected as a member of the Board. The Board of Directors reserves the right to adopt further disciplinary proceedings if the person behaves in a way that is detrimental to the Association and its members, in accordance with the internal rules of Mondo Internazionale Association.

5. If a member of the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. is expelled for misconduct, the Board of Directors may add a new provisional member to the Board of Directors, who shall replace the expelled member until an extraordinary convocation of the Board of Directors. The provisional member is appointed by the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association, which must approve the insertion of the latter by qualified majority vote of its members. The provisional member appointed by the Steering Committee is appointed by means of a letter of formal appointment, signed by the Board of Directors, which he must accept without reservation. The Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. must meet at the first possible date to appoint its new member, by unanimous vote of those present.

Article 33

OBJECTIVITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND IMPARTIALITY OF RESEARCH

1. The Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association may provide for verifications to check that research projects within Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. are carried out according to the criteria of objectivity, transparency, and impartiality.

2. If it is deemed necessary to carry out such checks, the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale shall appoint two to five members to assess the objectivity, transparency and impartiality of the research project. Members are selected on the basis of their theoretical and technical expertise in the subject of the research project in question, so that they are able to make a complete and objective assessment.

3. The chosen members must express an unambiguous evaluation within 60 days of the start of the audit.

4. The results of the evaluation must be presented in the form of a written document to the Steering Committee of Mondo Internazionale Association.

5. If the evaluation expresses a positive opinion on the fulfilment of the three criteria mentioned above, the Steering Committee shall only inform the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. of the positive outcome of the evaluation.

6. If the evaluation expresses a negative opinion as to compliance with one or more of the above criteria, the Steering Committee must urgently convene the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. and the Senior Researcher of the research project in question within a maximum of 7 days of receipt of the evaluation, which must meet in common. At the time of the meeting, the Steering Committee must inform the Board of Directors and the Senior Researcher of the negative outcome of the evaluation, deciding what measures to take to make the research project compliant with the three criteria outlined and to prevent further violations of them.

7. With regard to paragraph 6, if the failure to comply with the criteria is attributable to the negligence of the Director of Mondo Internazionale G.E.O. or the Senior Researcher, the Board of Directors of Mondo Internazionale Association may consider whether to initiate disciplinary proceedings against them, in accordance with the internal rules laid down.

Further provisions

1. All information, activities, and strategies with which each member comes into contact are not divulged externally and may not be replicated.

2. The elected offices must respect all the contents of these Regulations, the Articles of Association, the Single Regulations, the Code of Ethics and the Data Protection Regulation of Mondo Internazionale Association.

3. Each member is required to comply with the Articles of Association, the Single Regulations, the Code of Ethics and the Data Protection Regulation of Mondo Internazionale Association and the resolutions of the assembly bodies provided for the performance of the Association's activities.

4. Violations of the Articles of Association, the Single Regulations, the Code of Ethics, the Data Protection Regulation and this Regulation and the resolutions of the Association's assembly bodies shall be prosecuted in the appropriate venues.

5. Should an Associate not be able to carry out the activities for which he or she is responsible and which are freely accepted in accordance with the provisions of the Single Regulations and these Regulations, he or she shall be required to identify a substitute and/or to complete the activity in order not to hinder the Association's activities, except in exceptional cases identified by the Steering Committee.

6. In the event of damage caused to the Association and/or the division that is due to negligence, disclosure of information to unauthorized persons, unforeseen resignation, everything concerning damage done with intent and intent, the person in charge must repair the damage as soon as possible. In the event of disputes, the Court of Milan shall have jurisdiction.

7. Should any episodes occur that require the intervention of a judicial body, the Board of Arbitrators of Mondo Internazionale Association is to be considered responsible for intervening, in accordance with art. 13 of the Statute of Mondo Internazionale.

Translated by: Rosalia Severino

Ultimo aggiornamento in data 20 June 2021

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