Statutes of the Spanish Society of Iranology (SEI)

(Approved by the National Registry of Associations of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Spain on December 1st, 2009, No. 593929)



Article 1. With the name Spanish Society of Iranology, an ASSOCIATION is constituted under the Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22, and complementary regulations, with legal personality and full capacity to act, with no profit purpose.

Article 2. This association is constituted for an indefinite period.

Article 3. The existence of this association has the following aims:

  1. Disseminate and support iranology studies at the Spanish University.
  2. Encourage the carrying out of research projects on any area of ​​the Iranian world
  3. Support the development, translation and editing of works that have to do with the Iranian world.
  4. Support the training of teachers and researchers in this field by awarding scholarships to study or conduct research in Iran.
  5. Serve as a link between cultural organizations from Spain and Iran.
  6. Promote joint research projects in the field of history and archaeology.

Article 4. For the fulfilment of these purposes, the following activities will be carried out:

  1. Establishment of relations with universities and study centers in Spain and Iran
  2. Carrying out research works and translations related to Iranology.
  3. Publication of studies, analyses, brochures, magazines, books, electronic publications, CD-ROMs, DVDs, Web pages and videos related to Iranology.
  4. Organization of seminars and symposia on Iranology.
  5. Dictation of seminars and courses on Iranology.

Article 5. The Association establishes its registered office in Madrid, C Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, nº 30, 321, D.P., 28003, and its territorial scope in which it will mainly carry out its activities is the entire State territory.



Article 6. The Association will be managed and represented by a Board of Directors made up of: a President, a Vice President and a Secretary. All these posts that make up the Board of Directors will not have economic retribution. These will be appointed and revoked by the General Assembly and their mandate will last for 1 (one) year.

Article 7. The members of the Board of Directors may cause withdrawal for any of the following causes: for voluntary resignation communicated in writing to the Board of Directors, for breach of the obligations they were entrusted with and for expiration of the mandate.

Article 8. The members of the Board of Directors who have exhausted the term for which they were elected will continue to hold their positions until the moment in which those who replacing them would be accepted.

Article 9. The Board of Directors shall meet as many times as determined by its President and at the initiative or request of 2 (two) of its members. It will be constituted when half plus one of its members attend and for its agreements to be valid they must be taken by majority vote. In the event of a tie, the vote of the President will be of quality.

Article 10. Powers of the Board of Directors:

The powers of the Board of Directors will extend, in general, to all the acts of the association’s purposes, provided that, according to these Statutes, they do not require express authorization from the General Assembly.

The special powers of the Board of Directors are:

  1. a) Direct the social activities and carry out the economic and administrative management of the Association, agreeing to carry out the appropriate contracts and acts.
  2. b) Execute the agreements of the General Assembly.
  3. c) Formulate and submit the Balance Sheets and Annual Accounts for the approval of the General Assembly.
  4. d) Resolve on the admission of new associates.
  5. e) Appoint delegates for any specific activity of the Association.
  6. f) Any other power that is not the exclusive competence of the General Assembly of partners.

Article 11. The President shall have the following powers: Legally represent the Association before all kinds of public or private organizations; summon, preside over and adjourn the sessions held by the General Assembly and the Board of Directors, as well as direct the deliberations of both; order payments and authorize with his/her signature the documents, minutes and correspondence; adopt any urgent measure that the smooth running of the Association advises or that in the development of its activities be necessary or convenient, without prejudice to subsequently reporting to the Board of Directors.

Article 12. The Vice President will replace the President in his absence, due to illness or any other cause, and will have the same powers as him.

Article 13. The Secretary will be in charge of the management of the purely administrative works of the Association, will issue certifications, keep the books of the association legally established and the file of associates, and will safeguard the documentation of the entity, causing the communications on the appointments of the Board of Directors and other corporate agreements to be registered in the corresponding Registries, as well as compliance with the documentary obligations in the terms that legally correspond

Article 14. The Treasurer will collect and guard the funds belonging to the Association and will comply with the payment orders issued by the President.

Article 15. The Committee Members will have the obligations of their position as members of the Board of Directors, and as well as those that arise from the delegations or work commissions that the Board itself entrusts them.

Article 16. The vacancies that may occur during the mandate of any of the members of the Board of Directors will be covered provisionally among said members until the final election by the General Assembly called for that purpose.



Article 17. The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the Association and will be made up of all the associates.

Article 18. The meetings of the General Assembly will be ordinary and extraordinary. The ordinary will be held once a year within four months following the close of the fiscal year; Extraordinary events will be held when circumstances so advise, in the opinion of the President, when the Board of Directors agrees or when proposed in writing by a tenth of the associates.

Article 19. The summons of the General Assemblies will be made in writing stating the place, day and time of the meeting as well as the agenda with specific stating of the matters to be discussed. There must be at least fifteen days between the call and the day set for the holding of the Assembly in first call, and the date and time in which the Assembly will meet in second call may also be stated if appropriate, without between one and another may mediate a period of less than one hour.

Article 20. General Assemblies, both ordinary and extraordinary, will be validly constituted on first call when one third of the associates with voting rights attend it, and on second call whatever the number of associates with voting rights.

Resolutions will be taken by a simple majority of the persons present or represented when the affirmative votes exceed the negative ones, null votes, blank votes, or abstentions are not computable for these purposes.

A qualified majority of the persons present or represented will be necessary, which will result when the affirmative votes exceed half of them, to:

  1. a) Dissolution of the entity.
  2. b) Modification of Statutes.
  3. c) Disposal or sell out of assets that make up the fixed properties.
  4. d) Remuneration of the members of the representative body.

Article 21. The powers of the General Assembly are:

  1. a) Approve the management of the Board of Directors.
  2. b) Examine and approve the Annual Accounts.
  3. c) Elect the members of the Board of Directors.
  4. d) Establish ordinary or extraordinary fees.
  5. e) Dissolution of the association.
  6. f) Modification of the Statutes.
  7. g) Disposition or sell out of assets
  8. h) Agree, where appropriate, the remuneration of the members of the representative bodies
  9. i) Any other that is not competence attributed to another corporate body.

Article 22. The following require the agreement of the Extraordinary General Assembly called for this purpose:

  1. a) Modification of the Statutes.
  2. b) Dissolution of the Association.



Article 23. Those persons with the capacity to act who have an interest in the development of the aims of the Association may belong to the Association.

Article 24. Within the Association there will be the following classes of partners:

  1. a) Founding members, who will be those who participate in the act of constitution of the Association.
  2. b) Full Members, who will be those who join after the Association is established.
  3. c) Honorific Members, those who, due to their prestige or for having contributed in a relevant way to the dignity and development of the Association, be entitled to such distinction. The appointment of the honorary members will correspond to the (Board of Directors or General Assembly).

Article 25. The partners will cancel for any of the following reasons:

  1. a) By voluntary resignation, communicated in writing to the Board of Directors.
  2. b) Due to breach of financial obligations, if it fails to satisfy 2 (two) periodic instalments.

Article 26. Full members and founders will have the following rights:

  1. a) Take part in all the activities organized by the Association in fulfilment of its aims.
  2. b) Enjoy all the advantages and benefits that the Association can obtain.
  3. c) Participate in the Assemblies with voice and vote.
  4. d) Be electors and eligible for management positions.
  5. e) Receive information on the agreements adopted by the bodies of the Association.
  6. f) Make suggestions to the members of the Board of Directors in order to better fulfil the aims of the Association.

Article 27. The founding and full partners will have the following obligations:

  1. a) Comply with these Statutes and the valid agreements of the Assemblies and the Board of Directors.
  2. b) Pay the fees that are set.
  3. c) Attend Assemblies and other events that are organized.
  4. d) Carry out, where appropriate, the obligations inherent to the position they occupy.

Article 28. Honorary members shall have the same obligations as the founders and in number, except for those provided in sections b) and d) of the preceding article.

Likewise, they will have the same rights except for those listed in sections c) and d) of article 26, being able to attend the assemblies without the right to vote.

Article 29. The financial resources provided for the development of the aims and activities of the Association will be the following:

  1. a) Membership fees, periodic or extraordinary.
  2. b) Subsidies, bequests or inheritances that could be legally received from associates or third parties.
  3. c) Any other legal resource.

Article 30. The initial patrimony or Social Fund of the Association is 0,00 (zero) euros.

Article 31. The associative and economic exercise will be annual and its closing will take place on December 31 of each year.



Article 32. It will be dissolved voluntarily when so agreed by the Extraordinary General Assembly, convened for this purpose, in accordance with the provisions of Article 20 of these Statutes.

Article 33. In case of dissolution, a liquidation commission will be appointed which, once the debts are extinguished, and if there is a liquid surplus, it will be used for purposes that do not detract from its non-profit nature.


In everything that is not provided for in these Statutes, the current Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22, regulating the Right of Association, and the complementary provisions will be applied.

In Madrid, October 13, 2009.

(SIGNATURES of those who appear as grantors of the Foundation Charter. In the event of a subsequent modification of the statutes registered in the Registry, the President and Secretary of the entity will sign. They must also sign in the margin of each of the pages of the Statutes).

Mr. Amir Pourpezeshk

Mr. Joaquín Rodríguez Vargas

Mr. Paulo Botta