For the candidacy of the Hip Hop culture in the list of intangible heritage of UNESCO

Art. 1. – It is constituted in Anguillara Sabazia the promoter Committee called “HIP HOP PROTECTION”, a committee extended to the world, starting from Italy, as a free non-profit association, with a duration linked to the achievement of its goal, such as the candidacy of HIP HOP culture in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO (specifically in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage), and in any case governed by Art. 36 et seq. of the Italian Civil Code, and by these Statutes. When the goal is reached, the “HIP HOP PROTECTION” Committee will be able to merge into a free movement, no longer understood as a Promoting Committee, remaining active, through its means, for the dissemination and promotion of Hip Hop culture for educational and cultural purposes.

Art. 2. SEAT–The Committee is located in Anguillara Sabazia (RM) POSTCODE 00061 in Via Cavour n. 18C.

His seat may be changed by a resolution of the Assembly of Founder members, also via the web.

Art. 3. – GOAL– The purpose of the Committee “HIP HOP PROTECTION” is, in compliance with the laws in force, to pursue exclusively the collective purpose of promoting the candidacy of Hip Hop culture in the list of intangible heritage of UNESCO (specifically in the list Representative of Intangible Cultural Heritage) acting both in Italy and around the world.

3.1–FACULTY–The Committee can promote movements, committees and groups also with other distinctive acronyms, aimed at achieving the goals in specific fields.

It can cooperate with all organizations and institutions not necessarily having similar purposes and can conclude agreements with public and private entities.

It can organize meetings, conferences, debates, print, distribute, sell books and publications, produce, buy, distribute, project films, recordings and any other type of visual or sound reproduction; to organize or offer sponsorship to competitions, meetings, sports tournaments, events of various kinds (battle, jam, training courses and the like) and in general to carry out any activity that can contribute to the pursuit of the aims it sets itself, implementing all appropriate initiatives for the purposes set out.

3.2 –This Committee acknowledges that Hip Hop has proven to be compliant with the requirements of UNESCO and that this culture is potentially eligible for inclusion in the list of intangible heritage. It also considers the recognition of this candidacy urgent to allow Hip Hop to be watched, even outside the community, for what it is: a cultural and social movement.

3.3 – As can be seen from the UNESCO Paris Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, issued in 2003, the intangible heritage is represented by everything that identifies a given community of people in a given area and is expressed through oral expressions, including language, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festivals; but also knowledge and practices concerning nature, the universe and traditional craftsmanship. Since the concept of value is changeable and subject to personal ideas, in an artistic and cultural historical sense, it must be defined in a democratic way.

When a community recognizes itself in a system of values, expressed materially or otherwise, it is necessary for it to carry out a process of valorization and protection, insofar as this system represents the same community that recognizes it. (Convention for the protection of intangible cultural heritage concluded in Paris on 17 October 2003, Art. 2 Definitions,

3.4 – In fact, Hip Hop culture embodies social practices (block party, jam, battle) made of music and dance, expressed in the concept of aggregation and fun. The dedication with which the founding fathers spread its principles has allowed it to become a contemporary transgenerational culture, which continues to transform and reinvent itself today.

Its worldwide success is unique and if its worldwide involvement has been so strong, it is because evidently its historical-social motivations were moldable in some way to those of other contexts in the world. In addition, the Hip Hop culture is in accordance with the promotion of respect for cultural diversity and human creativity expressed in the requirements of UNESCO for two reasons. The first is that Hip Hop preserves the historical memory of the period in which racial segregation had lived in America and the seed of its birth was that of the so-called “peace among the gangs”. “. The second is that the association “Temple of Hip Hop” founded by KRS in 1996, presented to the UN the “Hip Hop declaration of peace”, which states that this culture officially respects the UN Principles.

3.5 – The Committee intends to unite all those who believe in this mission so that cultural institutions too recognize that this is a necessary and above all a meritocratic act towards a culture that has marked contemporary history and beyond, has influenced common language, sport, fashion, mentality, expressing its principles and values through its elements. The Committee “HIP HOP PROTECTION” is committed to the involvement of the whole community and not only. The call is to the founding fathers, to the native community of The Bronx, to the world scene and to anyone who marries the cause of that Committee.

Art. 4. –DEVELOPMENT–The “HIP HOP PROTECTION” Committee, in order to achieve its goals, can also promote:

⦁ training activities: refresher courses, further training courses, the setting-up of study and research groups;

⦁ editorial activity: publication of a bulletin, websites, publications of conference proceedings, exhibitions, seminars, studies and research carried out; – any commercial activities consistent with the purposes of the association.

Art. 5. Art. 5. –PARTICIPATION– To the Committee “HIP HOP PROTECTION” can join all those who, interested in the realization of institutional purposes, share the spirit and ideals. In particular, all natural and legal persons, public and private, Italian and foreign, can join the Committee, entities, associations that operate directly or indirectly in Italy and abroad and individuals who are or are not representing groups close to the purposes of this Committee. Membership of the Committee shall be free, without discrimination on grounds of race, sex or religion, provided that the personal activities of each member are carried out in full compliance with the laws in force and are not contrary to the aims of the Committee. The Committee is independent of any other association, committee, circle, political party.

In particular, members can be:

-promoters (founders): those who participated in the establishment of this Committee. The Committee makes use of the possible freedom to appoint other promoters, Italian or foreign subjects, operating in Italy or abroad, if they offer requirements, ideas, projects and aid of any kind, aimed at the growth and objectives of the Committee itself. This can only happen after a unanimous vote of the promoters already present;

-“ordinary” members (associates): The qualification of “ordinary members” is totally free and is recognized to all individuals, individuals representing groups, even informal civic action, public and private legal entities and Italian or foreign entities operating in Italy and sharing the aims of the Committee contribute to the life of the same and the achievement of its purposes through contributions of any nature (only membership of this Committee, dissemination, money, publicity, employment, supply of goods and services and the like). . Admission is decided by the President and the Assembly of Promoters by an absolute majority of its members.

-benefactor members: persons or entities that on their own initiative undertake to sponsor the various activities of the association, paying the costs;

-honorary members: persons, bodies or institutions which have made a decisive contribution to the setting up of the Committee by their work or by their ideal or economic support.

Art. 6. – ADMISSION PROCEDURE –The admission of the various members is decided, at the written request of the applicant by email, by the Governing Council, which can unquestionably admit within 60 days of the application the new member or reject his application within the deadline indicated, without any obligation to give reasons for its decisions.

Art. 7. –COMPLIANCE AND PENALTIES– All members are required to comply with the rules of this statute and any internal rules, according to the resolutions taken by the appropriate bodies. In case of bad behaviour and/or serious grounds of unworthiness, the Governing Council must intervene and apply the following sanctions: recall, suspension, expulsion from the Association.

Art. 8. –RIGHT TO VOTE– All founding members have the right to vote, for the approval and modifications of the statute and regulations and for the appointment of the governing bodies of the Association. The card is free of charge, has a value of 1 calendar year on January/ 31 December and can be renewed.

Art. 9. – RESOURCES– The Committee’s economic resources consist of:

⦁ any voluntary cash contributions;

⦁ donations and bequests;

⦁ marginal commercial activities;

⦁ any other type of revenue, provided that it is lawful in nature.

Cash donations, donations and bequests are accepted by the assembly, which deliberates on the use of them, in harmony with the statutory purposes of the organization.

It shall be prohibited to distribute, even indirectly, profits or operating surpluses as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Committee.

To this end, it is specified that:

9.1 – The following Committee feeds on the only contribution (not cash) of its members through membership, who decide to marry the Committee’s cause.

9.2 – Membership of the Committee is completely free of charge and will remain free of charge throughout the Committee’s life. The Committee may accept donations for study and self-sustaining purposes.

9.3 – Any donations and oblations must be used to carry out the activities of the Committee and those directly related to them, it is strictly forbidden to distribute even indirectly, the reserves, funds, and donations.

9.4 – In the event of dissolution, the residual assets resulting from the liquidation will be donated to other organizations with similar purposes or for public utility purposes in accordance with the institutional purposes of the Committee.

Art. 10. – The financial year begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December of each year.

The Board of Directors must draw up the balance sheet (annual report), which must be approved by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, which will be convened every year by June.

It must be deposited at the seat of the Committee within 15 days before the meeting in order to be consulted by each member.

Art. 11. – The bodies of the Committee are:

⦁ The President;

⦁ The Vice-President;

⦁ The Assembly of Promoters;

⦁ The Treasurer;

⦁ The Secretary;

⦁ The Governing Council;

⦁ Partner’s Meeting

Art. 12. – PARTNER’S MEETING – The meeting of the founding members is the fundamental moment of discussion and participation, to ensure a correct management of the Committee, and is composed of all the members, each of whom has the right to a vote. It shall be convened at least once a year on an ordinary and extraordinary basis when requested by at least one third of the members.

In the first convocation the ordinary assembly is valid if the majority of the members is present and they validly deliberate with the majority of the 2/3 of the present ones; in second convocation is valid even if the majority of the members is not present, but always deliberate with the majority of 2/3 of the present.

The convocation is made with public notice by e-mail at least 30 days before the date of the meeting.

Proxy voting shall not be permitted.

Art. 13. -CHARGES OF THE PARTNER’S MEETING- The Ordinary Assembly has the following tasks: ⦁ elects the Governing Council;

⦁approve the balance sheet;

⦁ approve the Rules of Procedure.

The Extraordinary Assembly shall decide on amendments to the Bylaws and the possible dissolution of the Committee, with a unanimous vote of those present at the Assembly and of the Chairman.

Art. 14. -COMPOSITION OF THE CDA- The Board of Directors (CDA) is composed of at least five members, elected by the Assembly from among its members.

The Governing Council shall be validly constituted when at least three members are present. The members of the Governing Council shall carry out their duties free of charge, without limitation of duration. The Board of Directors may be revoked by the shareholders’ meeting with a 2/3 majority of the members. The CDA may revoke one or more founding members.

Art. 15. . –CDA TASKS- The Board of Directors is the executive body of the Committee “HIP HOP PROTECTION” and is composed, in addition to the president, the vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, a spokesman appointed in case of need, elected, with specific functions, by the ordinary assembly. It shall be convened:

⦁ by the President;

⦁ from at least three components;

⦁ a reasoned and written request by at least 33.33% of ordinary shareholders.

The Board of Directors has all the powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration.

In the ordinary management its tasks are:

⦁ give execution and operation to the programmatic guidelines of the Shareholders’ Meeting;

⦁prepare the acts to be submitted to the assembly;

⦁ formalise proposals for the management of the Committee;

⦁ drawing up the balance sheet, which must contain the individual items of expenditure and revenue relating to the one-year period;

Minutes of each meeting must be drawn up and posted to the Committee’s register, and this operation may also be carried out electronically.

Art. 16. – PRESIDENT CDA – The president of the association remains in office for the duration of the Committee until its dissolution, unless withdrawal or resignation, and is the legal representative of the Committee to all intents and purposes.

He shall convene and chair the Governing Council and sign all administrative acts performed by the Committee.

It may confer special power of attorney to members for the management of various activities, subject to the approval of the Governing Council.

The signature and representation, before third parties and in court, is the responsibility of the President or the Vice-President whose signatures shall, in the case of third parties, confirm that the President is absent or prevented from attending.

In the event of absence, impediment or cessation, the Vice-President shall carry out the relevant duties.

Art. 17. – MEETING OF PROMOTERS – The Assembly of Promoters is composed of all the Promoters members, the decision-making body of the Committee that decides unanimously on the issues of this. The Assembly of Promoters provide to:

⦁ assign the qualifications of Promoter and Signatory and decide on the exclusion of its members;

⦁ appoint the President and the Secretary by a majority of its members and not only those present;

⦁ to establish the Committee’s programmes and objectives, and to promote initiatives and projects by giving instructions to the Chairman on their implementation;

The Assembly of Promoters is constituted with the presence of the majority of its members and its deliberations are taken unanimously by those present. The meetings of the Assembly of Promoters are allowed to participate electronically or by telephone, and the recording of meetings on audiovisual support.

The Assembly of Promoters shall decide on any amendments to the Statutes and decide on the dissolution of the Committee. The resolutions on the amendments to the Statute and the dissolution of the Committee must be taken unanimously by the Assembly, and not only by those present.

Art. 18. – SECRETARY– The Secretary is appointed by the Assembly of Promoters and by the President among the promoters, remains in office for the duration of the Committee until its dissolution, unless revoked or resigned.

The Secretary is the operative responsible of the Committee, and in particular:

⦁ provide for the organizational and administrative management of the Committee, as well as the promotion of individual initiatives, providing the necessary means for their concrete implementation in consultation with the staff, collaborators, promoters and the Chairman;

⦁ give effect, in matters within its competence, to the deliberations of the Assembly of the Promoters, as well as to the acts of the President;

⦁ takes care of the signatories’s registeration at the committe and that they are informed and kept up to date on all the Committee’s initiatives, amendments and activities, using the telematic means of communication .

Art. 19. – RESUIDUAL ASSETS –The residual assets of the institution following dissolution must be donated to an association with similar purposes or for purposes of public utility.

Art. 20. – GRATUITY – All elective offices are free and last for the duration of the Committee until its dissolution.

Art. 21. – RIGHT OF OPINION AND POWERS OF EXCLUSION- Every member has the right to express his thoughts about any misunderstandings, altercations and any other problem that might occur by communicating it through the institutional email, the Committee will not assess whether it will be considered a private matter between the parties or whether it will be of little importance. The Presidency or the Governing Council may intervene in the dispute by assessing the situation and taking measures exclusively of a disciplinary nature, as extreme ratio has the power to expel from “HIP HOP PROTECTION” the person deemed not worthy of the Committee’s objectives.

Art. 22. – EXEMPTION FROM LIABILITY –’ The Committee is expressly exempted from liability arising from any incidents occurring within the premises relevant to the Committee itself.

Art. 23. – MEMBERSHIP CARD – The member or anyone else who uses the membership card for illicit business and private purposes causing damage to the image of the association itself, in addition to immediate expulsion, will risk the criminal complaint and the claim for damages from the lawyers of the association.

Art. 24. – OTHER PROVISIONS OF IMPROPER USE – The member who will be responsible for the abusive use of the membership card or use beyond the expiration date without having endorsed the same for the current year, may be immediately expelled by the association itself and against the same the Board of Directors will evaluate any initiative.

Art. 25. – DISPUTES – Any dispute arising for the interpretation and enforcement of this Statute between the organs, organs and members or between the members, shall be devolved to the irrevocable determination of an arbitration panel consisting of three friendly arbitrators composers, who shall judge “ex bono and aequo” without procedural formalities, unless adversarial, within sixty days of appointment.

Their determination will have the effect of agreement directly reached between the parties.

The arbitrators shall be appointed one by each party and the third by the first two or, failing agreement, by the President of the Court of Appeal of Rome, who shall also appoint the arbitrator for the party which has not done so.

Art. 26. – In so far as not provided for by these articles of association, the relevant legal provisions apply.

Read, approved and signed by each member indicated above, in order:

⦁Veronica Benanti22/02/2022

⦁Maddalena Perillo22/02/2022

⦁Irene Alcaro22/02/2022

⦁Alice Scasciafratti22/02/2022

⦁ Andrea Tudino 22/02/202

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