Statutes of familylab Association

(translation from the original German Version)

Legal Form, Purpose and Domicile

Art. 1

Under the name Familylab Association there exists a non-profit association according to the statutes hereinafter and in the sense of article 60 ff. of the Swiss Civil Code.

Art. 2

The Association is a charitable organisation that supports its members (countries) as well as future members (countries) worldwide in their work for families, schools and enterprises as well as their development and organisation. It aims to keep and to spread Jesper Juul’s values such as equal dignity, authenticity, integrity and personal responsibility but also further values such as social respect, security and stability within families, schools, enterprises and the society.

Furthermore, the Association aims the ongoing development of further, new values in favour of families, schools, enterprises and the society. The Association supports programs and projects which are purposefully relevant, nationally and internationally, but especially in the countries of its members. It finances activities according to its purpose and uses financial resources efficiently. The association has charitable character and no profit objectives.

Art. 3

The domicile of the Association is in 6340 Baar, Switzerland. The Association exists for an indefinite time-period.


Art. 4

The organs of the Association are:

  • the Association Assembly
  • the Management Board
  • the Audit Authority

Art. 5

The financial resources of the Association shall consist of the extraordinary and ordinary membership fees, donations and legacies, the revenues out of Association’s activities and from subsidies from public authorities if applicable.

Each financial year starts on the 1st January and ends on the 31st December.

For the Associations liabilities, the association assets are made liable, a personal liability of the members is excluded.


Art. 6

Members of the association can be natural and legal persons if they acknowledge and promote the purpose and scope of the Association.

Subject to the availability of funds, the Association takes the publication of a newsletter for members of the Association as well as interested third parties into account.

Art. 7

The association consists of:

    • Active Members;
    • Passive Members

Art. 7.1

Only natural persons can become Active Members. Each county has a country-leader who is the Active Member. Each country that has joined the Association can only have one Active Member. Each Active Member needs to pay a yearly fee of EUR 100.00. Furthermore, Each Active member is obliged to transfer the domain name ( to the Association. Every Active Member has one vote.

Art. 7.2

Naural and legal persons can be Passive Members. The Passive membership has the character of a patronage and is not bound to a maximum number per country. Each Passive Member needs to pay a yearly fee of EUR 100.00. Passive members have no vote.

Art. 8

Applications for memberships need to be addressed to the Management Board. The Management Board decides about the admission of new members and informs the Association Assembly accordingly.

Art. 9

The membership can be terminated through:

  1. a) Withdrawal. The membership fee for the current year has to be paid.
  2. b) Withdrawal out of „important reasons“.

Withdrawal must be notified in writing. A six months’ notice of termination is required. The Management Board is responsible for exclusions. If the yearly fees are not paid repeatedly (for two years in a row) it leads to an exclusion from the association.

Association Assembly

Art. 10

The Association Assembly is the supreme body. It is built of all active members of the Association.

Art. 11

The Association Assembly is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Adopting and changing the statutes;
  • Election of the Management Board the president and Audit Authority;
  • Constitution of Management Board
  • Definition of direction of works and leadership of Association activities;
  • Approval of reports; acceptance of annual statements and budget resolution;
  • Decision about the discharge for the Management Board members and Audit Authority;
  • Definition of yearly fees for Active- and Passive members;
  • Statement regarding other projects on the agenda

The Association Assembly can comment or can be asked to comment on any subject which it has not deligated to another organ.

Art. 12

The Association Assembly is convened by the Management Board at least 20 days in advance.

Art. 13

The Association Assembly is led by the president of the Management Board or another member of the Management Board.

Art. 14

Decisions are made with a simple majority of all members which are present. In the event of a tie, the chairman shall have the casting vote. Each Active Member shall have one vote. Passive Members shall have not vote. 

Art. 15

A vote shall be given by raising hand. To vote through a deputy is possible. Only active members can be chosen as deputy, therefore a power of attorney in written is mandatory.

Art. 16

The Association Assembly meets at least once a year upon invitation by the Management Board.

Art. 17

The agenda of the yearly Association Assembly (ordinary meeting) includes:

  • Report of Management Board about the Association’s activities within the past year;
  • Interchange and decision about the future development of the Association;
  • Report of Treasurer and Audit Authority;
  • Election of Management Board and Audit Authority;
  • Miscellaneous.

Art. 18

The Management Board must take each proposition of the members onto the agenda if it was handed in in written at least 10 days in advance of the ordinary or extraordinary Assembly.

Art. 19

An extraordinary Assembly takes place if the Management Board or at least one fifth of the Active Members request it.

Management Board

Art. 20

The Management Board is responsible for the implementation and execution of the decisions made at the Association Assembly. It leads the Association and takes all necessary actions to fulfil the purpose of the Association. The Management Board decides every matter that is not explicitly reserved for the General Assembly.

Art. 21

The Management Board shall count at least four members which are elected by the General Assembly. The Management Board is composed of at least one president, vice president, treasurer and the actuary. The president is elected for a period of three years and all other members of the Management Board are being elected for two years. The Management Board meets as often as businesses of the Association require it. 

Art. 22

The signatory rights of the Association are handled das follows. The president receives sole signature right, all other members of the Management Board receive a joint signature right of two.

Art. 23

Duties of the Management Board are:

  • Taking appropriate measures to fulfil the purpose of the Association;
  • Convocation of ordinary and extraordinary Assembly;
  • Recommendation about the inclusion, withdrawal and exclusion of members; the decision is made by all active members.
  • Supervision of fulfilment of statutes, composition of regulations as well as the management of the assets.

Art. 24

The Management Board is responsible for the bookkeeping of the Association.

Art. 25

The Management Board is responsible for the recruitment and dismissal of paid and voluntary employees of the Association. For orders that are limited in time, the Management Board can appoint all members or third parties.

Audit Authority

Art. 26

The Audit Authority verifies the bookkeeping of the Association and submits a report to the Association Assembly. The Audit Authority consist of at least one at the assembly elected member. The Audit Authority is elected for three years.


Art. 27

The liquidation of the Association is resolved by the Association Assembly and needs a two-thirds majority of all members which are present. If the Association possesses gains, they are being transferred to an association with a similar purpose. Under any circumstances, the domain ownership is given back to each active member in the different countries. After that each active member can decide how to use the domain.

These statues were approved by the Assembly of founders on the 05.12.2014 in Baar.

In the name of the Association

The president: Mr. Martin A. Märki

”We don’t talk about helping. We talk about taking responsibility. Help can be bought down- town.” Jesper Juul