Statutes of the network
Article 1: Name
The name of the association is The Learning Teacher Network, hereinafter referred to as LTN or “the network”.
Article 2: Mission
The Learning Teacher Network™ is an independent, international network association which unites professionals in the ambition of creating front-line strategies for and approaches to teaching and learning. As such, the network will act as a European platform for professional debate in the vanguard of educational progress.
Article 3: Thematic areas
The Learning Teacher Network embraces
- Education for all
- Education for lifelong learning
- Education for sustainable development
Within the framework of these areas, the network will pay particular attention to the future role of the teacher and to education for sustainable development in practice.
Article 4: Objectives
The objective of the network is to foster the advancement and exploitation of teaching and learning for the benefit of education, and thereby society, through:
- Providing an international forum of professionals embracing a holistic view on education and concerned with professional development in education and training.
- Organising international events, such as conferences, training courses, symposia, seminars and meetings, to ensure the dissemination of new or pertinent knowledge in the thematic field.
- Supporting, developing and promoting good professional development practice, international exchanges, the creation of new networks and projects, and the thematic interaction between educational players.
- Gathering and disseminating information on all aspects of front-line policies, teaching and learning in education and training.
- Offering consultancy and advice on the development of policy and practice.
Article 5: Network Organisation
The network is an association of individuals, organisations, institutions and other networks, who want to support the purpose and the activities of the network. The supreme body of the network is the General Meeting. The Executive Committee is the network management and executive body.
Within the framework, the network allows for members to form sub-networks to address levelled educational target groups, to carry out specific activities or for regional cooperation. A sub-network may not act or take decisions in the name of the network.
The network may establish financial entities for specifically defined purposes in order to support the objectives and activities of the network. Such decision shall be made by the executive committee and presented to the General Meeting.
Article 6: Membership
The network shall have two types of membership:
- Institutional membership
- Individual membership
Institutional membership refers to the institution, organisation or network as legal body and does not bring individual membership to stakeholders within the institution.
Membership is open to each one who supports the purpose and the statutes of the network, registers and pays the membership fee. Members may join through attendance at the annual conference where the opportunity is given to include the annual membership fee as part of the overall conference fee.
Full membership can be claimed only when the annual membership fee is paid. When membership fee is not paid for a new year, membership is automatically cancelled.
The annual membership fee shall be decided by the executive committee.
No member shall use its connections with the network to further the interest of its own or any other organisation except as provided in the statutes. The network shall not be responsible for the utterances or acts of any individual member.
Article 7: The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of The Learning Teacher Network™, which is normally to be held during the annual conference or seminar, is constituted by representatives from member organisations and persons with individual membership. Full members have one vote each.
The annual activity and financial reports will be presented and are subjects for the General Meeting, which also elects the executive committee and two financial auditors.
Article 8: The Executive Committee
The executive committee shall consist of the President, Vice President and three to five further members selected on geographical distribution. The President shall be representative from where the network is seated and the network rights are held. The Executive Committee shall appoint at its first meeting after election a secretary and a treasurer from within its members.
All full network members, of at least one years standing, are eligible to stand for election to the executive committee. Committee members are elected for a two year term and shall be eligible for re-election.
Article 9: Amendments to the Statutes
Proposals for amendments to the statutes should be made in writing to the president. Such a proposal shall be submitted to a vote of the executive committee and can take effect if all members of the committee agree. If not, it will be put to the full membership of the network for discussion and approval.
Article 10: Dissolving the network
In the case of no further reasons for existence, the decision of dissolving the network shall be taken by the executive committee.
These statutes came in force on October 2nd, 2006.
Amended on June 17th, 2009; November 23rd, 2009; March 18th, 2012.