International ICOMOS Committee on CULTURAL ROUTES (CIIC)
Article 1 - Establishment
The Intemational ICOMOS Committee on C
U L T U R A L ROUTES (CIIC), (hereafter referred to as 'the Committee")
is established in accordance with articie 14 of the ICOMOS Statutes (adopted
by the 5th General Assembly) and the Eger principles for intemational
scientific committees (adopted by the 10th General Assembly).
Articie 2 - Objective
The objective of the Committee is to
promote, consistent with the aims of ICOMOS international cooperation,
the identification, study and enhancement of cultural routes and their
significance in relation to their main value as a whole, and in
connection with the protection, maintenance and conservation of their
monuments, groups of buildings, archaeological remains, cultural
landscapes and sites, as they are connected through cultural values
and historical links.
Article 3 - Activities
The activities to accomplish its
objective shall be conducted in accordance with a triennial programme
and shall include in particular but are not limited to
Article 4 - Members
- scientific conferences and workshops
in conjunction with the meetings of the
- study visits,
- The membership is open to ICOMOS
members with professional background and substancial experience in
different areas related to this field in order to ensure a
multidisciplinary approach, such as specialists in history,
geography, archaeology, architecture's conservation, law,
administration, documentation, cultural landscapes, economics,
specialized engineers and scientists.
- Voting members are proposed by the
National Committees or by members of the Bureau of the Committee
and are admitted to the Committee by decision of the Committee
subject to the ratification of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS
according to article 14 (b) of the ICOMOS Statutes. The approval
may not be refused without justification.
- There shall be normally only one
voting member per country admitted to the Committee.
- Membership in the Committee is
limited to a term of three years. A voting member of the Committee
may normally not serve more than three consecutive terms.
- Should a voting member not attend
three consecutive meetings of the Committee without due cause, the
Bureau may ask the relevant National Committee to nominate a new
- Persons engaged in activities
relevant to the object of the Committee may become associate
members of the Committee on proposal of a member of the Bureau
approved by decision of the Committee. Associate membership is
also open to non-members of ICOMOS and to persons not meeting the
criteria set out in Art. 4 (1).
- Honorary mernbers of the Committee
may be appointed by decision of the Committee in recognition of
the services they have rendered to the Committee and of their
activities in favour of its objective.
Article 5 - Administration
Article 6 - Financing
- The Committee takes its decisions by
majority vote of the voting members present at its meeting.
Present at the meeting are also absent voting members who have
given a proxy to voting members present. A voting member shall not
represent more than two absent voting members. In case less than
the majority of voting members is present at the meeting, a voting
member can request that basic decisions be taken by postal vote.
- Meetings of the Committee shall be
held annually. A written invitation by the Bureau should reach all
members at least two months in advance of the meeting.
- Out of the voting members the
Committee elects a President, three VicePresidents and a Secretary
who form the Bureau for a term of office of three years. The
Bureau shall represent in an equitable manner the different
cultural regions of the word. If there are candidatures proposed
by the voting members the election is held by postal vote at least
three months prior to the meeting of the Committee in the election
year under the supervision of a member appointed by the Bureau.
Normally, postal vote is carried out by letter but if a voting
member so decides a vote may also be sent by fax. If no
candidaturas are submitted in time the election is held by secret
ballot during the meeting of the Committee in the election year.
The members of the Bureau may normally not serve more than three
consecutive periods of office. Those terms shall be considered
independently from any terms as a member of the Committee. The
Bureau shall meet at least once a year. The Bureau is responsible
for the preparation of the Committee's meetings, the
implementation of the Committee's decisions, the preparation of
the election process and the annual report (article 5 (7) ).
- The seat of the Committee shall be
located in the country of which one of the members of the Bureau
is a resident.
- English, French, Spanish and Russian
are the official working languages of the Committee.
- In the year of the ICOMOS General
Assembly the Committee shall draw up a triennial programme of
activities which should include clear and precise objectives, a
work programme and a budget with a financial plan. This programme
shall be forwarded to the Executive Committee of ICOMOS at least
three months prior to the date of the General Assembly.
- The Bureau shall draw up an annual
report and submit it to the Committee and to the Executive
Committee each year by March 31. This report shall include a list
of members, the minutes of meetings of the Committee and of the
Bureau, reports of symposia conducted by the Committee and
progress made in respect of the objectives of the three year
- The activities of the Committee
shall be financed by funds allocated by ICOMOS from its annual
budget, by funds obtained by the Committee on its own initiative,
from international and national organizations including ICOMOS
National Committees and by funds from any other source provided by
way of gift, bequest, donation or sponsorship towards the
achievement of the objective of the Committee.
- The members of the Comnittee obtain
themselves the funds necessary to ensure their own participation
in the activities of the Committee, especially their presence at
- The Committee shall draw up a budget
and financial plan and shall maintain an appropriate record of all
financial transactions. Each year it shall arrange for an audit
statement of those transactions.
Article 7 - Miscellaneous
- The Committee shall conform to the
laws of the country in which its seat is located.
- The Statutes may only be amended by
2/3 majority vote of the members of the Committee voting in a
postal ballot subject to the approval of the Executive Committe of
- Nothing in these Statutes shall be
interpretad in a way which is inconsistent with the realization of
the objective of the Committee. Any interpretation of those
Statutes should be made in accordance with the Statutes of ICOMOS.
Any disputes over the interpretation of the Statutes shall be
arbitrated by the Executive Committee of ICOMOS.
- The Statutes enter into force with
the approval by the Executive Committee of ICOMOS.