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Statute

The Network for the Education and Training of Teachers, herein to be referred to as NETT, aims to promote cooperation and exchange possibilities for students and staff between partner institutions. NETT operates within the European programmes for education and bilateral agreements.

1. AIMS / GOALS

- to encourage exchanges and cooperation among members of NETT

- to promote opportunities for exchange for students and staff including course work, teaching experience, practical training, curriculum work and research

- to ensure the quality of exchanges

- to consolidate and develop exchange opportunities

- to exchange and share information and insights about the educational systems, culture and traditions in the member countries

- to develop partnerships with universities in all European Union and affiliated countries

- to promote opportunities for international collaboration in teaching, curriculum development and research

- to promote a European focus in education

- to give active support and guidance to the members of the NETT in making use of opportunities provided by the EU educational programmes

2. ORGANISATION

Each member institution is represented at NETT meetings by one or more persons involved in international relations or exchanges.

The Chairperson:
The Chairperson presides over the annual NETT meeting, co-ordinates the agenda of the next meeting together with the host institution and internal affairs between the annual meetings.

Election takes place on a three-yearly basis.

Organisational committee:
The organisational committee consists of the chairperson, one representative of the host institution where the next annual NETT meeting will take place and preferably one representative of the institution where the last NETT meeting was held.

In addition there are two persons nominated by NETT members to help the chairperson in organisational matters and the preparation of topics to be dealt with at the annual NETT meetings.

3. ANNUAL NETT MEETING

The annual NETT meeting is held once a year. The date and place is decided upon at the preceding annual meeting according to the preferences and requirements of the host institution. The agenda is prepared by the host institution in cooperation with the organisational committee.

Matters to be considered at the annual NETT meetings include:

- Presentations of new members / guests

- Presentation and discussion of the system education and / or current educational issues of different countries

- Workshops on issues in education, mobility etc.

- Accounts or reports from partner institutions or guests

- Discussions on good practice with regard to academic exchanges and staff and student mobility

- Meetings between partners to discuss bilateral agreements

- Distribution of information on courses and other offers of the different institutions

- General policy, administrative and organisational matters of the network

- Preparation of the draft programme for the next annual NETT meeting

- Cultural activities

Each member institution sends at least one representative to the annual NETT meeting in order to guarantee continuity of the membership. Decisions shall be made by simple majority of those members present at the annual meeting.

4. FINANCES AND ADMINISTRATION

There is no membership fee. The host institution asks for a conference fee to pay for the cultural programme. The participants are responsible for the funding of their travel expenses to the annual NETT meetings.

The secretariat is provided by the university of the chairperson, who is responsible for keeping records (minutes, membership list etc.)

The Chairperson is responsible for keeping the website updated.

5. MEMBERSHIP

The membership in NETT is open to European universities and higher education institutions educating and training teachers. Admission can take place through invitation and application.

Any member institution can make suggestions for new members.

The members agree on the new partners to be invited at the following annual meeting.

The organisational committee decides in accordance with the host institution of the annual NETT meeting whether or not to invite potential new members to an annual meeting as guests to present their organisation.

New members sign the membership application form and send it to the Chairperson.

Members missing 3 successive annual meetings can be excluded on a majority vote at the general annual meeting.

Invitations to the annual meeting are distributed to members after consultation with the Chairperson

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