Association members are members of the Pasteur Network. Two statuses have been defined, without modification of the current position:
1/ Active members
Active members of the Association are:
- The Institut Pasteur, a French foundation of public interest , and member as of right;
- The institutes and organisations that have joined the Association and are founders of the Sheltered Foundation under the aegis of “Institut Pasteur”.
Each member is represented within the Association by its legal representative or another person duly authorised by the latter, or by any representative duly authorised by members without legal personality.
The Institut Pasteur is represented by its serving President, who designates a representative for all other Institut Pasteur entities directly or contractually under its control. Each of these entities has one vote on the bodies constituted under the Articles of Association.
Acquisition of the status of member requires approval at the General Meeting of the Association by a two-thirds majority. Active members are required to pay an annual membership fee of which the amount and payment terms are specified at the start of each calendar year by the Board. Active members enjoy access to funding opportunities from the Institut Pasteur dedicated to the Network as well as access to Network tenders.
2/ Associated members
These are partners of any nationality wishing to support the Association’s objectives and already involved in collaboration projects with one or more members.
Applications must be supported by an active member of the Association; acquisition of the status of associate member requires approval at General Meeting of the Association by a two-thirds majority vote.
The total number of associate members may not be more than one-third of the number of active members’ representatives.
Associate members must pay a fixed entry fee specified by the Board of Directors. Associate members enjoy access to the funding opportunities of the Institut Pasteur dedicated to the Network, and access to Network tenders.
The President of the Board, also President of the Association, is appointed by qualified two-thirds majority by the members of the Board from the elected members of each region, for a term of office of two years, renewable once and in accordance with the principle of geographical rotation.
Previously, this office and that of Association’s Treasurer could only be held by the President of the Institut Pasteur who will now only hold the post of Vice-President of the Association. The Institut Pasteur also previously had multiple representatives on the Board as of right. Now there is only one – the other members are all elected.
In order to give greater strength to the regions, 2 representatives will now be elected, bringing their number up to 8 including the President (against 5 previously).
The Board of Directors is composed as follows:
- Director as of right:
-the Institut Pasteur, represented by its President, as of right Vice-President of the Association;
- Elected directors:
-8 directors, active members, designated by the Association General Meeting (2 directors per geographical region). In this regard, the Institut Pasteur may be elected for any of the establishments or entities under its control, represented by the authorised representative of said establishment or entity;
- Co-opted directors:
-Two or three qualified external members , co-opted by the other members of the Board of Directors
Members of the General Meeting (also known as General Assembly) of the Association
The members of the General Meeting are all the “actives” and “associate” members of the Association who are up to date with their annual fees. Associate members are invited to attend General Meeting in a non-voting capacity.
The main objectives of the Association are to:
- Represent the Pasteur Network vis-à-vis third parties, notably international organisations and any other entities committed to health research;
- Facilitate the creation, fundraising and scientific coordination in the field of scientific projects and initiatives involving the participation of multiple Association members, with the possible collaboration of other partners working in the same fields;
- Provide any required administrative and financial management of such projects and initiatives.
The Association will perform the following activities in pursuit of its objectives:
- Monitoring of international funding opportunities for research in the fields of global health for the benefit of Association members;
- Support for Association members in the context of international calls for funding of projects;
- Submissions to international, European and national calls for funding of projects;
- Propose coordinated multi-party initiatives to be implemented by its members;
- Adopt and implement a scientific strategy based on the recommendations of the Pasteur Network Scientific Strategy Committee (COS-RIIP). The composition and operating rules of which are defined in the Association’s rules of procedure;
- Continue the organisation, regional and inter-regional coordination of the Pasteur Network and, more generally, promote all activities able to consolidate the links between the members of the Association;
- Develop and coordinate the implementation of international educational programmes, trainings and research project through Research;
- In accordance with the needs of Network members, design and seek funding for research application development initiatives;
- Develop institutional partnerships at the regional level;
- Manage the Association’s communications activities and promotion of the Network.