Article 1. Name: The ASSOCIATION shall mean: Foro España de la Solidaridad y del Progreso, its established under Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22, and complementary regulations, with legal personality and full capacity to act, without spirit of profit.


Article 2. This Association is constituted indefinitely.


Article 3. This Association has the following purposes:


Preserve, promote and disseminate knowledge, development and strengthen the cultural and emotional links between Catalonia and the Autonomous Communities, so that the values ​​that the Constitution and society defend help the development of education and culture of all Spanish citizens.

Develop Solidarity in all aspects of the Welfare State; pensions, unemployment, aid for inequality, the fight against gender violence, and with an emphasis on the economic and work life of millennials.

Support Solidarity in all decisions of the management of public administrations, so that political agents can recover a common language among Spaniards with serenity and dialogue, in diversity and supporting initiatives for national harmony, based on a project integrator of Spain to strengthen our peaceful coexistence and respond to the demand for consent that exists in the Spanish Society.

Carry out activities to promote own actions and support actions of other social agents that make their founding objective, especially in the field of communication, culture, education and thought.

This effort is part of the construction of a united Europe with fewer political, cultural or economic borders, where each citizen can achieve greater freedom, equality and prosperity.

Promote the moral and cultural values ​​of the Spanish citizen towards the new generations so that they can have a higher level of democracy, progress and social justice in a society for change.

Foro España is born from the action of individual citizens and institutions of Civil Society without relation to political parties, ideologies or corporate private interests.


Article 4. To achieve these objectives, the following activities will be carried out:


Make a call to action to the citizens of Spain to protect our coexistence and solidarity, promoting actions that show the things that unite us in front of what separates us.

Support public policies that promote knowledge and understanding among the various communities and social realities of Spain to face without confrontation the restructuring of the competences of the Autonomous Communities.

Promote studies on the reform of the financing of the Autonomous Communities with autonomy, coordination and solidarity.

Develop an intense and effective communication to transmit the truth of the current economic and social reality of Spain and our own history to strengthen the common project which emerged from the Constitution of 78.

Promote brotherhood, respect, imagination and mutual trust in Spanish social life fighting against the discord and disagreement that changes our history and our ability to make better decisions.

Recover the legal security of the State in Spain and the European Community, stopping the economic crisis and the social fracture of the independence process and promoting the return to economic and business normality as a fundamental axis of progress.

Communicate to all the Spanish Society and the politicians that we are facing a profound change, in the new era of technology and in the political map of Spain and Europe. For all these reasons, we must strengthen our integration in Europe and our collaboration with European civil society in the international context.

Article 5. The Association has its registered office in Madrid, C / Velázquez 30, 2ª Izquierda, 28006 and will carry out its activities throughout the territory of Spain.

Article 6. The Association will be managed and represented by a Board of Directors formed by: a President and five members, with the possibility of extending it to 20. Likewise, a Secretary will be elected who may or may not be a member of the Board of Directors and / or of the association, and that it will have the attributions conferred in the present Bylaws and in the Law.


All Board positions will be free. These will be elected and dismissed by the General Assembly for a period of three years.


Article 7. These may voluntarily resign by communicating in writing to the Board of Directors for not fulfilling their obligations and for having finished their period.


Article 8. The members of the Board of Directors at the end of their mandate, will continue in their positions until the new members accept to replace them.


Article 9. The Board of Directors will meet as many times as determined by its Chairman and at the request of one third of its members. It will be established when it has half plus one of its members and for their agreements to be valid, they must be approved by majority vote. In case of a tie, the president’s vote will be the one that breaks the tie.


Article 10. Powers of the Board of Directors


The general faculties of the Board of Directors will be extended to all acts of the Association, provided that they do not require the express authorization of the General Assembly.


The specific faculties of the Board of Directors are:

Direct the social activities and manage the administration and economy of the Association, agreeing to carry out the contracts and acts.

Execute the agreements of the General Assembly.

Formulate and submit the balance sheets and annual accounts for the approval of the General Assembly.

Decide the admission of new associates.

Designate representatives for a certain activity of the Association.

Any other faculty that does not fall within the competence of the General Assembly of members.


Article 11. The President shall have the following faculties: legally represent the Association in all public or private organizations; convene, preside and close the meetings of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors, direct their agreements, order payments and authorize with their signature the documents, minutes and letters; decide necessary actions for the Association and its activities, reporting later to the Board of Directors.


In addition, the president will collect and take care of the funds of the Association and will make payments for its operation.


Article 12. The Members shall have the duties of their position as members of the Board of Directors, and those derived from the working groups decided by the Board.


Article 13. The Secretary will supervise the administrative activities of the Association, will have the faculty of certification, will carry the legal books of the Association and the file of associates, and will safeguard the documentation of the Association, sending communications on the appointment of Boards of Directors and other registrable social agreements, and compliance with documentary obligations in the terms that legally correspond. For these purposes, it is expressly stated that the closing date of the accounting period of the Association will be December 31st of each year.


Article 14. The vacant positions that may exist during the term of any of the members of the Board of Directors, shall be provisionally taken by those members until the final election by the General Assembly.


Article 15. The Board of Directors may create an advisory council to incorporate specialists from different autonomous communities to guarantee the execution of their activities.

Article 16. The General Assembly is the most important governing organism of the Association and is composed of all the associates.


Article 17. The meetings of the General Assembly shall be ordinary and extraordinary. The ordinary meeting will be once a year in the four months following the end of the year; extraordinary meetings will be when relevant events happen, by decision of the President when the Board of Directors agrees or when requested in writing by a tenth of the members.


Article 18. The call of the General Assembly will be made in writing indicating the place, day and hour of the meeting as well as the agenda with the matters to be discussed. The call must be at least 15 days before the meeting of the Assembly at the first call, indicating the date and time at which the Assembly will meet on second call, with a difference of at least one hour between them.


Article 19. The ordinary and extraordinary General Assemblies shall be valid on first call when one third of the associates with voting rights attend, and on second call whatever the number of associates with the right to vote.

The agreements will be taken by simple majority of the people present or represented when the affirmative votes exceed the negative, will not count the null votes, blank, or abstentions.


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

Dissolution of the Association

Modification of Bylaws

Disposal or disposition of fixed assets.

Salary of the members of the representative body


Article 20. Powers of the General Assembly:


Approve the management of the Board of Directors.

Examine and approve the results of the accounting period.

Appoint the members of the Board of Directors.

Set ordinary or extraordinary fees.

Dissolution of the Association.

Modification of the Bylaws.

Disposal or transfer of property

Agree, as the case may be, the salary of the members of the organisms of the Association.

Any other that is not competence attributed to another organism of the Association.


Article 21. The agreement of the Extraordinary General Assembly convened for this purpose is necessary to:


Modification of Bylaws.

Dissolution of the Association.

Article 22. Members of the Association may be foundations, institutions or associations or other organizations whose objectives include developing or promoting quality knowledge and providing useful services for the improvement of society, as well as natural persons who have accredited their personal or professional life providing these services. They can also be partners from the digital or traditional media that are promoting or want to promote quality knowledge and orderly and respectful spaces for deliberation.


Members of the Association will be the legal or natural persons that, committing to accept and achieve their aims, request their entry into the “Platform” and be admitted by its Board of Directors.


Associate status will not be compatible with high political positions in any organization of the State, the Autonomous Communities or a City Council. This condition will be estimated by a majority of the Board of Directors.


Article 23. The Association will have the following types of members


Founding members, those who participate in the act of constitution of the Association.

Numerary members, those who enter after the aforementioned date.

Honorary members, those who have prestige or contribute in a relevant way to the dignity and development of the Association. The Board of Directors or the General Assembly will appoint the honorary members.


Article 24. Members will no longer belong to the Association for any of the following reasons:


Voluntary resignation, in writing to the Board of Directors.

Failure to comply with financial obligations, if the member does not pay the membership fees.


Article 25. The members and founders shall have the following rights:


Participate in the activities of the Association.

Enjoy all the advantages and benefits of the Association.

Participate in the Assemblies with voice and vote.

Vote and be elected to the management positions.

Have information about the agreements within the Association.

Make suggestions to the members of the Board of Directors to achieve the aims of the Association.


Article 26. The founding and numerary members will have the following duties:


Fulfill the bylaws and agreements of the Assemblies and the Board of Directors.

Pay the fees.

Attend the Assemblies and other events that are organized.

Fulfill the obligations of their positions.


Article 27. Honorary members shall have the same obligations as founder and numerary members except as indicated in sections b) and d) of the previous article.


Likewise, they will have the same rights except as indicated in article 25, sections c) and d), being able to attend assemblies without the right to vote.


Article 28. The economic resources for the development of the aims and activities of the Association will be:


Membership fees, periodic or extraordinary.

Grants or inheritances that could be received legally by associates or third parties.

Any other resource.


Article 29. The Association at the time of its constitution has no Social Fund.

Article 30. The financial period of the Association will be annual and its closing will take place on December 31 of each year.


Article 31. The Association will be dissolved when the Extraordinary General Assembly agrees. For these purposes, the General Assembly must be convened in accordance with article 20 of Bylaws


Article 32. Upon dissolution, a liquidation commission will be appointed that will give the surplus goods and resources for non-profit purposes, in case of no debts.

The Organic Law regulating the Right of Association, Law 1/2002 of March 22 and complementary provisions will be applied in a supplementary manner.

Madrid, April 24, 2018.

Salvador Sánchez-Terán

Mariano Gomá

Pablo Zavala

Ignacio Quintanilla

Dª. Francesca Miretta Aylwin