Regional Delphic Club (RDC)

Introduction

To form a Regional Delphic Council (RDC) – named after the respective region / continent – is considered as the leading regional institution as direct branch of the International Delphic Council. The RDC has to work in close relation with supranational private / public organisations in the respective area and should include existing National Delphic Councils and their national organisations, federations, institutions in arts, culture, and tourism according the Statutes & Bye-Laws of the International Delphic Council is required.

The establishment of a Regional Delphic Council (RDC) at regional & continental level should take place according national law in closest legal relation to the worldwide Head Office, the International Delphic Council. The procedure to establish a RDC should be carried out through the following steps:

  • Research to find a renowned initiating person related to the subjects of the Delphic Movement willing and able to successfully invite key persons & decision makers of the region/country to invite respective organisations into a meeting.
  • At this information meeting those personalities should be present who are interested in becoming a founding member of the RDC. The success of a future RDC is directly dependent on its acceptance within the respective region / continent and amongst the far-sighted “founding mothers and fathers”.
  • The RDC founding has to involve personalities of reasonable number of related nations with respective reputation to assure region & continental wide representation.
  • The implementation of a RDC as public benefit non-governmental organisation (NGO) has to be carried out carefully, in accordance to the IDC statutes and properly registered in accordance to national legal requirements.
  • After registration of the Regional Delphic Council (RDC) a set of documents, attested by a notary public, i.e. statutes, registration as well as the founding protocol (translated into English) has to be sent to IDC headquarters.
  • On having reviewed those documents, the IDC grants official membership – as long as there are no reasons to the contrary.
  • The most significant rights and obligations are stated in the IDC statutes and the IDC Bye-laws, i.e. that you are required to acknowledge the Delphic Council at national level as highest authority, to participate in the biannual Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games / Regional Delphiads and its membership sessions, participation in commissions and meetings.
  • Financial obligations are a fee according last IDC Amphictyony resolution

Design of a Regional & Continental Delphic Council

has to involve members of the respective region / continent country – representing the region as a whole.

  • Democratic (Elections)
    • Provide list of elected board members and election procedures (term of election, Voting procedures)
    • Provide bye-laws (constitution / statutes)
    • To be updated after each election
  • Representative (how many members)
    • a list of categories of members accepted
    • representing traditional culture, according to the Bye-Laws and IDC Statutes
    • Numbers of members; how many members has a Delphic Council
  • Open (open to any interested festival, group, organization or individual to join)
    • List of each category of membership
    • Representation of: Musical Arts & Electronic Sounds / Performing Arts / Language Arts / Visual Arts / Social Arts & Communication / Ecological Arts & Architecture
  • Communicative (response to communications)
    • Response to Communication – please reply shortly
    • Thank you / No interest / No group / or forward the message to the relevant person with copy to the sender
  • Monitoring
    • To complete online under the Transparency Program
    • Annual Report to be delivered before the end of April

Both to do every year

Rights

Each RDC has the right to actively participate in the work of IDC:

  • to appoint a fund raising expert and Director for Membership
  • to nominate a delegate at the IDC Session
  • to nominate two members of its Youth Commission as Delegates.
  • to submit candidatures for the Commissions, Executive Committee, Working Groups and Committees
  • to take part in international events according the event conditions
  • to assist in editing and publishing publications
  • to decide on the acceptance of members
  • to submit proposals and suggestions
  • to claim assistance and support by IDC through:
    • asking IDC to grant patronage for international festivals, practical help for the realization of international events and mediation or exchange of artists groups, suited to the character of the event
    • obtaining documentation, methodological material, analyses and other materials about the work of the IDC

Obligations

Each Member is obliged to actively participate in the work of IDC:

  • to observe and realize the aims and decisions of IDC on the basis of the By- Laws and internal regulations
  • to pay the membership fee fixed by the IDC Session by the due date determined in the internal regulations
  • to provide each year the national report of activities within the due date determined by the Amphictyony
  • to update each year the list of festivities/events online on the website delphic.org to realize the News Report, by the due date determined and announced yearly by the Games Commission
  • to accept that any refusal of membership/association in the Delphic Council that has not been resolved through the mediation can be appealed to the International Delphic Council whose decision the Delphic Council undertakes to apply.
  • Each member has the obligation to exercise the right of vote and to enrich the work of IDC through its activities.