1. The official name of the society is the “Central and East European Society for Phenomenology” (CEESP), called hereafter as “Society.”
2. The Society is an association of scholars who have become members of the Society.
3. The main objectives of the Society are as follows: (a) to promote phenomenology understood broadly and the heritage of the phenomenological movement in the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe, (b) to advance cooperation among scholars from the Central and East European countries and scholars from all around the world interested in phenomenology.
4. The further objectivities of the Society are as follows: (a) to coordinate and organize Annual Conferences of the Society, (b) to coordinate and organize workshops, seminars, and other events connected to the main objectives of the Society, (c) to maintain an official website of the Society with the archive of the events coordinated and organized by the Society, (d) to issue a newsletter of the Society.
5. Founding members of the Society are: (a) Cristian Ciocan, (b) Christian Ferencz-Flatz, (c) Māra Grīnfelde, (d) Dalius Jonkus, (e) Witold Płotka, (f) Péter András Varga, (g) Uldis Vēgners.
6. Is eligible for membership of the Society any scholar working in the field of phenomenology.
7. Only members with the present academic affiliation in a country belonging to the Central and Eastern Europe (Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine) can have their national representatives in the Board.
8. Membership is free of charge. To become a member of the Society, it is necessary to send to the official email address of the Society an email which contains: (a) name and surname, (b) academic affiliation, (c) a short CV which highlights connections to phenomenology understood broadly. The application for membership will be approved by the Board.
9. A member of the Society may cancel the membership by sending an email to the official email address of the Society.
10. All members of the Society may participate in the business meetings at the Annual Conferences of the Society.
11. Members of the Society: (a) do have the right to vote for national representatives if they have academic affiliation in Central and East European countries (see § 7); (b) do not have the right to vote for national representatives if they have academic affiliation outside Central and East European countries.
12. The Society is governed by the Board.
13. Members having the academic affiliation in the same country belonging to the Central and Eastern Europe (see § 7) can elect three national representatives for the Board of the Society from among the members with a right to vote. The election of new national representatives in the Board is organized by the previous members of the Board. The election may be organized as an electronic process.
14. The Annual Conference will be organized, by rotation, in each country having national representatives in the Board.
15. The members of the Board elect a President, a Vice-president, and a Secretary from among the Board members, in order to assure the executive functions of the Society. The election may be organized as an electronic process.
16. The quorum for election amounts to 50 % + 1 member of the Board in the first term.
17. The quorum is not required in the second term.
18. The members of the Board are elected on a four-year cycle. The election may be organized as an electronic process.
19. The President, the Vice-President and the Secretary of the Society are elected on a two-year cycle.
20. The first Board of the Society (including President, Vice-president and Secretary) are established by the founding members of the Society.
21. The Board of the Society is responsible for: (a) evaluating in a double blind peer-review process the submissions sent for the Annual Conference; (b) coordinating the plans for future events, including future Annual Conferences of the Society; (c) supporting on-site the organizers of the Annual Conference of the Society.
22. The President of the Society is responsible for: (a) presenting an annual report about activities of the Society which has to be presented during the business meeting during the Annual Conference of the Society; (b) holding a register of the names and academic affiliations of members; (c) organizing business meetings during the Annual Conferences.
23. The Vice-President of the Society takes over responsibilities of the President of the Society in the case of the President not being able to hold her or his responsibilities. Vice-President of the Society supports the President in the organizational work.
24. The Secretary of the Society is responsible for: (a) managing the official email address of the Society, (b) managing the official website of the Society, (c) editing and issuing the newsletter of the Society.
25. The Annual Conference of the Society organized in 2019 will be the Fifth Annual Conference of the Society and it will continue the conference series of the conferences on “Traditions and Perspectives of the Phenomenological Movement in Central and Eastern Europe.”
26. The Annual Conference of the Society consists of keynote lectures, research papers, thematic panels, roundtables, book sessions and discussions on topics pertaining to phenomenology and other related disciplines in philosophy. The Annual Conference of the Society is organized by an on-site organizing committee.