The Cooperation and Solidarity Commission of the University of Girona is the organ designated to advise the Governing Council on matters concerning cooperation with development and solidarity, whose task is listening to and compiling the university community’s suggestions in this area through the representatives who are members of this Commission.
1. The Cooperation and Solidarity Advisory Commission is made up of the following members:
a) Vice-rector for cooperation and solidarity policies, who presides over this Commission.
b) Person responsible for the Development Cooperation Office, who acts as secretary.
c) Faculty deans and directors of schools or the people delegated by them.
d) Two representatives of the university's PAS, chosen for and among the university Senate representatives of this sector.
e) Two student representatives, one in representation of the Student Council and the other in representation of the students’ associations of the UdG that carry out cooperation and solidarity activities and projects.
2. The duration of the mandate of the elected members will be four years, except for the students representatives, for whom it will be two years. A substitute will be nominated for each position of responsibility . The designation of members by each of the represented sectors will be notified to the Secretary-General by means of the University register. The Secretary-General will make it known who presides over the commission and the Governing Council. The Secretary-General will ensure that each sector chooses its representatives.
3. In the event of loss of the condition for which they were elected a member, or in cases of vacancies or resignations, the commission member will be replaced by the designated substitute.
Article 3. Competences
These are the responsibilities of the Cooperation and Solidarity Advisory Commission:
a) Defining the UdG’s policy of initiatives in the areas of cooperation and
b) Defining the territories, areas of action and types of actions to implement on
matters of cooperation and solidarity.
c) Seeking to obtain the required economic resources to carry out the
activities and knowing the income and expenses that are destined annually by the UdG for this
d) Discussing and agreeing on the criteria and making the calls for grants for projects in
the area of cooperation and solidarity.
e) Ensuring the coherence and effectiveness of the actions carried out and monitoring
and evaluating the projects and activities funded.
f) Promoting the signing of collaboration agreements with other entities and institutions on
matters of cooperation and solidarity.
g) Creating technical committees for evaluating and advising
about projects, wherever considered appropriate. As many members of staff of the University community
as external experts to the UdG can form part of this committee.
Article 4. Functioning
1. The secretary will convene the Commission at the behest of the Chair
at least eight work days before its planned date. Extraordinary sessions may be convened
under emergency circumstances that meet the criteria set by the
2. The convening will state the day, time, expected duration and location of the meeting and its agenda
with supplementary documents attached. Two
calls call be foreseen, with a fifteen-minute interval between each of them.
3. The president will be able to invite experts or advisers to the meetings of the Commission either on their own initiative or by
agreement with the Commission.
4. The Commission shall remain validly constituted at the first convening where at least half of its members are
present. In the second call, the
presence of a third of its members will be sufficient for the valid constitution of
the Commission . In both the first and the second call,
those in a position of responsibility from the office of the president or the office of the secretary, or where relevant their
substitutes,must be present.
5. No matter that does not feature on
the agenda can be the subject of deliberation or agreement unless all the members of the Commission are present and
the matter is declared as urgent with a majority of votes in favour.
6. The Commissions’ agreements will be adopted by consent or a simple majority of the
members present, and in the latter case if there is a draw the chairperson of the Commission
will have the casting vote. It will be understood that there is consent when the chairperson of the
Commission formulates proposals that once announced do not cause opposition or objection. The ordinary voting system is a raise of hands, with the votes in favour asked for first, followed by the votes against. and finally the abstentions.
7. The secretary will take the minutes of the sessions of the Commission with the chairperson's consent and the agreements taken and the outcome of the votes will be recorded.
Unique. The regulations of the Development Cooperation Commission approved by the Governing Council in session 3/04 of 28 October 2004 is repealed.
Unique. These regulations will come into force the day after their publication in the Official Gazette of the University of Girona (BOUdG).