|East Asia Round Table Meeting of Academies of Engineering
|ARTICLE 1 - Creation
East Asia Round Table Meeting of Academies of Engineering "EA-RTM" is a non-profit and non-governmental association with science, engineering and technology interests. It is founded by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ) and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK). EA-RTM shall be expanded and consisted of academies of engineering and technological sciences of East Asian Countries.
ARTICLE 2 - Objectives
The objectives of EA-RTM are to discuss the issues of common concern among members related to engineering and technological sciences and to find out best solutions and provide impartial and balanced advice on technological issues for the short, medium and long-term future of East Asia.
In order to carry out these objectives, EA-RTM will:
ARTICLE 3 - Membership
Section 1 Composition
The members of EA-RTM shall be academies of engineering and technological sciences of East Asian Countries.
Section 2 Founding Members
Founding members of EA-RTM are: The Chinese Academy of Engineering, The Engineering Academy of Japan, and The National Academy of Engineering of Korea.
Section 3 Criteria for Membership
A member of EA-RTM shall:
Section 4 Procedures for Admission of New Members
a. The election of a new member academy shall take place only during a regular meeting of EA-RTM.
Section 5 Resignation and Removal of Members
a. A member may express the resignation with a written notice to EA-RTM 90 days prior to a regular meeting.
ARTICLE 4 - Organization
Section 1 The EA-RTM
a. Each academy shall appoint a representative to speak and vote on its behalf. The body of the academy representatives shall be known as the EA-RTM.
b. The EA-RTM shall:
Section 2 Meetings
Regular meetings of the EA-RTM shall be held annually to make decisions about important issues related to governing policy of EA-RTM. This regular meeting shall be called Round Table Meeting (RTM). RTMs shall be hosted on a rotating system among EA-RTM members and be chaired by the host country.
With 90 days notice, special meetings of the EA-RTM may be called by the president of a host country or at the request of a third of member academies.
Each member is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at any meeting. Fifty percent of the current EA-RTM membership, with accepted representation present, shall constitute a quorum.
A member academy may invite observers to EA-RTM regular meeting on its own discretion only for the year it hosts RTM in its own country.
Minutes of a regular and/or special meeting shall be prepared by the host country.
Section 3 Task Forces
a. Task Forces, Workshops and Working Parties of a reasonable and sufficient size may be set up to deal with specific topics if called for by a member and approved at the regular meetings. The life of such Working Parties should, in principle, not exceed one year, but it may be extended if this is essential.
ARTICLE 5 - Expenses
There will be no annual membership dues.
Each member academy shall be responsible for the travel and accommodation expenses of its delegation to EA-RTM meetings, and the hosting member shall be responsible for the costs incurred from the operation of EA-RTM and the preparation of EA-RTM meeting until the venue for the next EA-RTM meeting is determined.
The expenses incurred from the activities of the Task Forces, Workshops and Working Parties are the sole responsibility of the participating member academies.
ARTICLE 6 - Language
The language of EA-RTM meetings and activities shall be English.
ARTICLE 7 - Amendments of Bylaws
Section 1 Proposed Amendments
Amendments to these Articles may be proposed by a member academy and will be considered at the next regular meeting of the EA-RTM.
Proposed amendments shall be provided to all member academies through the host country at least 90 calendar days before the EA-RTM meeting at which they are to be considered.
Section 2 Approval of Amendment
Approval of an amendment at a meeting of the EA-RTM shall require the majority approval of all the member representatives present.
ARTICLE 8 - Dissolution
Dissolution of EA-RTM shall be decided with a majority approval of all the member representatives present.
EA-RTM Member Academies
The Chinese Academy of Engineering
The Engineering Academy of Japan
The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
as of Jan. 1, 2004