Governing and Representation Bodies of the BSUN
- The President of the BSUN
- The Presidential Troika
- The Executive Board
- The General Assembly / Conference of Rectors
Administrative Bodies of the BSUN
BSUN Academic and Scientific Cooperative Structures
The General Assembly / Conference of Rectors is composed by the Rectors of the Member Universities or their representatives.
The General Assembly / Conference of Rectors is the highest decision-making body of
the BSUN with the following attributions:
- has ordinary sessions every two years;
- adopts and amend the BSUN Statute
- approves the BSUN Framework Program for the next two years
- approves the report of the past President
- appoints the members of the financial auditing committee
- approves the reports of the financial auditing committee
- appoints the members of different BSUN commissions and bodies
- approves the nomination of the directors of the International Permanent Secretariat and of National Secretariats
- approves the nomination of the directors of the BSUN Centers and the Coordinators of the BSUN Consortia
- approves the nominations for the members of the Executive Board
- elects the acting and future Presidents of the BSUN.
The sessions General Assembly / Conference of Rectors are convened by the acting President upon the request of one third of the BSUN members.
Each Member University shall have one vote in the General Assembly.
The quorum of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors of BSUN sessions shall be at least one half of the Member Universities that have paid the annual membership fee and obtained the Certificate of Membership.
Decisions are taken by simple majority except in the cases of amendments to the Statute, which shall require three-fourth’ majority of those present people and voting.
The working languages of the General Assembly and of the Executive Board shall be the working languages adopted by the BSEC.
The President of the BSUN is a prestigious personality, rector of a BSUN member university, demonstrating outstanding contributions to the development of BSUN and leadership skills.
The BSUN acting President coordinates the implementation of the BSUN Framework Program adopted by the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The President’s term of office shall continue until the next ordinary session of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The acting President shall convene, open, chair and close the sessions of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The acting President shall convene, open, chair and close the meetings of the Executive Board between the sessions of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The Presidential Troika consists of the past, acting and future Presidents of the BSUN and represents the BSUN at the international high-level meetings and events presenting the position of the BSUN.
For signing international agreements or declarations, the representative of the BSUN Presidential Troika should have the mandate from the Executive Board.
The major international documents signed by a representative of the Presidential Troika become into force after ratification by the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The Executive Board is the decision-making body between two sessions of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
The members of the Executive Board are elected as following:
- 1 representative from each BSEC country = 12
- Past, Acting and Future President = 3
The Executive Board has at least one ordinary meeting per year. The Meetings are convened by the acting President upon the request of one third of the Executive Board members.
The BSUN International Permanent Secretariat is a public institution established and supported by the Romanian Government through the Ministry of Education and Research.
The BSUN International Permanent Secretariat:
- is the official International contact point of the BSUN;
- issues and deposits the official documents of the BSUN;
- is in permanent contact with the members, National secretariats, centers and other structures of the BSUN;
- follows the activities of the BSUN implementing the decisions of the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors, Executive Board, and President;
- keeps the contacts with BSEC and BSEC related bodies and other regional and international organizations;
- maintains and updates the BSUN database;
- edits the BSUN International Journal “Letters from the Black Sea”;
- follows the payments of the membership fees and of other incomes and assure the distribution of funds according to the budget approved by the Executive Board;
- assures the promotion of the BSUN and of its members in the Black Sea region and worldwide, using available promotion channels.
The IPS is led by a director that is nominated by the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors and appointed by the Romanian Minister of Education and Research.
The National Secretariats of the BSUN are established by the National Governments or by the member Universities from one country. In the case of Romania, The International Permanent Secretariat acts also as a National Secretariat.
A BSUN National Secretariat:
- is the official BSUN contact point in that country;
- provides information on the BSUN activities and programs and facilitates the involvement of the Universities of that country in the BSUN programs;
- assures the communication between the member universities from that country and keeps the contact with the BSUN IPS and other structures;
- issues periodically information newsletters on the BSUN activities and distributes them to the National organizations and institutions;
- maintains and updates the BSUN National database;
- follows the activities that have been assumed to be developed by the member universities from that country;
- follows the incomes and expenses included in the National BSUN budget;
- promotes the BSUN and its members at national and Regional level.
The National secretariats are nominated by the member universities of that country and approved by the General Assembly / Conference of Rectors.
A BSUN Consortium of Universities is a structured group of Universities dedicated to cooperation in a specific academic field, or research topic, or to promote some specific values.
A Consortium is established base on a common declaration of the rectors of member universities defining the area of cooperation, the authorities and the responsibilities.
The establishment of a BSUN Consortium is approved by the Executive Board based on a proposal promoted by a group of member Universities.
The organization of a Consortium consists in a Coordinator, a Steering Committee and a Coordination Unit.
The activities are developed based on some programs deriving from the BSUN Framework Programs. For a specific program of a Consortium, the Executive Board could approve the allocation of a financial support from the BSUN Budget.
A BSUN Center is an academic or a research center aiming to develop a resource of expertise in a very specific field.
The establishment of a BSUN Center is approved by the Executive Board based on a proposal promoted by a group of member Universities.
The structure of a center consists of a director, a steering committee, a council of donors and the team of the center. It is recommended to have international teams involving famous scientists and developing regional graduate programs.
The activities of the centers are structured on projects deriving from the BSUN Framework Program. For a specific project of a Center, the Executive Board could approve the allocation of a financial support from the BSUN Budget.