(ratified by the General Assembly in The Hague on 21 May 2010)
In accordance with the French law of 1st July 1901 and the decree of 16th August 1901, the association called EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH was founded. The abbreviated title is ESC.
A leading professional society working collaboratively in Europe and beyond to champion evidence-based education and research in sexual and reproductive health and rights including facilitating people’s informed decisions in choosing and using contraception.
The registered office is established at:
Centre de Régulation des Naissances
I. Avenue Claude Vellefaux
75475 Paris CEDEX 10
Besides the official seat in France, the Society has an office in Belgium at:
ESC Central Office
The Board of directors is entitled to change the address of the seat in Belgium.
It can be transferred by a decision of the Board of Directors. This decision must be ratified by the General Assembly.
The society will be validly represented in lawsuits, either as plaintiff or defendant, by the Board of directors, which will be represented by the President or the Vice-President or other representatives (nominated by the Board).
Individuals belonging to a wide range of disciplines (for example doctors, nurses, midwives, counselors, psychologists, researchers, sociologists, academics, and educators) who have an interest in any aspect of contraception, sexual and reproductive health may become ESC Board Members. The term Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Professionals (SRHCP) will be used in ESC documentation.
The conditions related to members being automatically struck off the register for non-payment of annual membership fee are set out in the Rules.
The resources of the Association comprise:
Additional posts may be created as agreed by the Board
The dissolution of the Society can be pronounced by not less than three quarters of the members present at either an ordinary or extraordinary General Assembly to conform with the Law of 1st July 1901 and the decree of 16th August 1901 (French Law). In the case of dissolution, the possible assets of the ESC will be allocated by the retiring Executive Committee to an association with similar charitable aims as ESC.