The main aim of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria is to assist the advancement of science and higher education in the country, to promote their prestige and contribution to the prosperity of the Republic of Bulgaria. The USB participates as an independent partner and consultant to the Law- and Decision-makers in the elaboration and implementation of the national strategy for the development of science and higher education.
The USB voices and protects the rights and interests of its members and assists their innovative and professional activities.
The USB performs its activities through units, built on research-field and/or geographical area principles:
The Sections are units in the capital, consisting of at least 25 members of the same or similar research discipline.
The branches are units of USB spread outside of the capital, all over the country, built on geographic principle. Branches can be found in towns with at least 25 members working in different research areas. The branches can create their own sections.
C) Societies, Clubs, Centers:
Scientific societies can be found at the place of residence or at the working place, provided there are at least 10 members. The sections and branches at their initiative can also create clubs, teams, centers and other organization forms.
General Assembly of Proxies
The supreme governing body of the USB is the General Assembly of Proxies (GAP). GAP consists of representatives of the Union members, elected according to quotas. With equal rights, proxies representing USB Juridical bodies members participate in GAP work.
GAP is convened at least once per year. It is entitled to adopt amendments to the Statute of the USB, to elect the members of the Governing board, the Audit Committee, the Ethics Committee, the President and the Vice-presidents of the USB. GAP adopts the bylaws of the USB, approves programmes for activities of the Union, adopts the budget, the activities and financial reports etc.
Between GAP meetings the USB is managed by the Governing Board which carries out the decisions taken by GAP and coordinates the activities of USB units. The Governing Board defines the strategy and controls USB business units activities, and also disposes of the properties of the Union.
Governing Board members are elected for a mandate of 4 years.
The President of the USB is representing the organization and fulfils its management following the GAP and the Governing Board decisions.
The USB Congress which till 2001 was the Organization supreme governing body remains as a forum for discussing the activities of the Union for the benefit of society and for the development of science and higher education.
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