Exumbran Integration Commission (EIC)

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The Exumbran Integration Commission (EIC) is a commission of the Exumbran Convention founded by the Agreement on the Exumbran Integration Commission, which entered into force with the Treaty of the Exumbran Convention, and which thereafter came to be known and treated as the Exumbran Council Regulation on the Exumbran Integration Commission (ECR.EIC). ECR.EIC regulates purpose, funding, organization, and key procedures of the EIC. The main purpose of EIC is to the promotion of (cultural) exchange, cooperation, and communication between member states and their citizens, in accordance with the fourth objective, and in support of the first and second objective of the Exumbran Convention as mentioned in article 2 of its founding treaty.


organization

EIC consists of an Executive Committee (EIC-EC) and an Advisory Board (EIC-AB).

finances

ESC funds are 0.005% of the sum GDP of member states.

The budget of the office of the Commission and its Executive Committee is 0.3 mln US$ per year. (The host country is expected to arrange suitable part time positions for EC members at an university close to the Commission office.) All other funds are available for subsidies.

Any governmental or private organization or individual citizen of a member state can file a request for EIC support.

Advisory Board (EIC-AB)

EIC-AB consists of at least 15 and at most twice as many members as there are member states. Every member state must be represented by at least one Board member. The Board selects and appoints members by co-option, but candidates may be suggested by the Executive Committee. These and all other Board procedures normally proceed through email. (In normal circumstances, Board members do not (ever) have to meet.) (Candidate) Board members must have appropriate experience and expertise.

Executive Committee (EIC-EC)

EIC-EC consists of 3 members appointed by the Council after having obtained majority approval from the Advisory Board.

All requests for EIC support are received and managed by EIC-EC.

Having received a request, the EIC-EC selects an appropriate number of experts from the Advisory Board (at least 3) to referee the request. This number of referees can be smaller if the request is for a small subsidy, and/or if it is expected to be uncontroversial, but must be larger otherwise. If all judgments are positive, the request is accepted. If there is disagreement between the referees, then the request will be sent to all Advisory Board members. If in such a case, after sufficient time for exchange of opinion and discussion, a majority of Board Members votes in favor of the request, it is accepted.

notable subsidies

2013

(to be added)