Charter of the“theBelt and Road”Vocational Education Alliance(Draft)

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Inresponse to the national “The Belt and Road” construction, proactively practicedocumentPromotingJointly Building the Belt and Road Education Action issuedby Ministry of Education, and achieve the goals of regional vocationaleducation: opening up, exchange, integration in broad field, Shaanxi Vocationaland Technical College launched the initiative to set up the Belt and Road VocationalEducation Alliance.

Chapter I   GeneralProvisions

Article 1: Nameof the Alliance. “The Belt and Road” VocationalEducation Alliance (hereinafter referred to as the “Alliance”) is abbreviatedas BRVEA.

Article 2: Natureof the Alliance. The Alliance is a voluntarynon-governmental, unincorporated, non-profit social group composed of the vocationalcolleges, enterprises and educational institutions along the Belt and Road countriesand regions. The Alliance is to achieve resource sharing, complementaryadvantages, collaborativeinnovation, cooperation and win-win.

Article 3: Purpose of the Alliance.The Alliance gives full play to the characteristics and advantages of themember units and promotes the sharing of resources, complementary advantagesand the development of regional vocational education based on the spirit of theAlliance, “peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learningand mutual benefit” to provide personnel support for the Belt and Roadconstruction and to enable countries along the Belt and Road to achieve policy,infrastructure, trade, finance and people-to-people connectivity.

ChapterII   Organization and Responsibilities

Article 4:  TheAlliance Council. The Alliance sets upthe Council as the highest authority, which consists of principal leaders and experts from Alliance member units.

The main responsibilitiesof the Council: The Council is responsible for Alliance member units, and has theultimate right over Alliance affairs and the decision-making right over majormatters. The Council is to elect chairman and vice chairman, to approve thesuitable candidates for office director and deputy director, to absorb andexempt Alliance members, to review proposals made by member units, to discussand make decisions on the development strategy and major financial andtechnological issues of the Alliance, to ensure the efficient and orderly operationof the Alliance by communication and coordination between the member units.

Article 5: Chairmanand Vice Chairman of the Alliance. The Alliancehas one chairman and a number of vice chairmen. The list of members of the Councilshall be decided by the Council. During the term, if the by-election is neededfor any reason, the original member unit shall nominate it and file it in the Secretariatof the Alliance.

Main responsibilities ofthe chairman: to convene and preside over the meetings of the Council, to reviewthe implementation of the council  resolutions and report to the Council, toappoint or dismiss the secretary general and the deputy secretary general, to signthe Alliance’s important documents; to verify the development strategy of the Alliance,to approve the structural establishment and review the annual report of the Alliance.

Main responsibilities ofthe vice chairman: The vice chairman is to assist the chairman and complete thework entrusted by the chairman; he may be entrusted with the duties and rightsof the chairman.

Article 6: The StandingCouncil. Members of the Standing Council consistof related personnel recommended by the Council units of the Alliance. It shallhold conference at least once a year. The Standing Council may, in accordancewith the needs of the work, set up an office in a country or a region.

The mainresponsibilities: To review the Alliance’s development strategy and annual workplan, to review the annual report on the work of the Alliance, to holdactivities at least once a year by turn, to lead their agencies to carry outactivities and to determine other major issues of the Alliance.

Article 7: The Secretariat.The Secretariat under the Council is subordinate to the leading unit, and thechairman handles the daily affairs. The candidates for the secretary generaland the deputy secretary generalshall be examined and approved by the Standing Council.

The mainresponsibilities of the Secretariat: to deal with daily affairs of the Alliance,to undertake the operation and maintenance of the portal web of the Alliance,to coordinate the work of the branches of the Alliance, to release the regularbriefings, to organize the member units to make annual work plan anddevelopment strategy, to manage and coordinate activities of the Alliance, andto provide services to member units.

ChapterIII   Rights and Duties

Article8: The Fundamental Rights of the Alliance Members.

8.1. To supervise andquestion the work of the Alliance, and to put forward suggestions and proposalson the work of the Alliance.

8.2. To participate in majoraffairs and daily activities of the Alliance.

8.3. To organize forumsand other exchange activities under the authorization of the Alliance.

8.4. To conduct avariety of cooperation and exchange activities under the agreement and in thename of the Alliance.

8.5. To share data, industryreports and other services offered by the Alliance.

8.6. Voluntary accessionor secession from Alliance.

8.7. Other rights inconformity with the articles of the Alliance.

Article 9:The Fundamental Duties of the Alliance Members.

9.1. To observe thelocal laws and regulations of the state and international laws and regulations,to maintain the Alliance image and the legitimate rights and interests, and to implementthe resolution and decision of the Alliance.

9.2. To undertake andcomplete the tasks assigned by the Alliance actively.

9.3. To participate in various activities of the Allianceactively and undertake the corresponding duties.

9.4. Activitiesorganized by the Alliance member units in the name of the Alliance must be approvedby the Council before implementation.

ChapterIV   Cooperation Formand Content

Article 10: Fields of Cooperation. TheAlliance will cooperate in fields as personnel education, educational reform,teacher training, scientific research, resource co-construction, innovation andentrepreneurship, cooperative education, student exchanges, and academicexchanges.

Article 11:Cooperation Form.  The Allianceencourages member units to carry out exchanges and cooperation through variousways. Under the condition of compliance with the Charter of the Alliance,member units can sign bilateral or multilateral cooperation agreement among theunits in the Alliance or with other units beyond the Alliance, in the case of Council’sconsent, member units can sign cooperation agreement or apply for governmentand social support in the name of the Alliance.

Article 12: Contentof the Cooperation. The Alliance willbridge a platform for the exchange and cooperation among education resourcesand academic resources, and explore new mechanism of personnel training acrosscolleges or countries. The Alliance will also promote the dual movement amongmember units to train high-quality technicians with broad vision, strengthenresearch exchanges and cooperation between enterprises and member units, put injoint effort to bid research project; jointly carry out scientific research, promotecultural and academic exchanges, actively explore bilateral and multilateraljoint schooling, share quality resources, jointly explore and build newmechanism of personnel training, management philosophy and development pattern.

ChapterV   Accession and Secession of the Alliance

Article 13: Accession of the Alliance. Management mechanism for the accessionof Alliance:

13.1. Prospectivemembers should be willing to provide intellectual support, personnel supportand technical support skills for the construction of nations along The Belt andRoad, and they must be vocational colleges, enterprises, associations,educational institutions, all of which will make contributions to the regionaldevelopment voluntarily.

13.2. Acknowledge theCharter of the Alliance and actively participate in various activities of the Alliance.

13.3. Accession afterthe agreement of the Council.

Article 14:Secession from the Alliance. Management mechanism for the secessionof Alliance:

14.1. Members of the Allianceshould inform the Secretariat in written form if they secede from the Alliancevoluntarily.

14.2. If the members ofthe Alliance violate the Charter or fail to fulfill the duties, the Standing Councilcould persuade them to secede from the Alliance after being approved in an openvote.

14.3. Aftersecession,the member terminates the rights held by the Alliance.

ChapterVI   Funds of the Alliance

Article15: Sources of Funding. The Alliance is fundedmainly from:

15.1. The annual fee ofthe Alliance.

15.2. Sponsorship andgovernment funding.

15.3. Other income.

Article 16:Scope of Expenditure.  The expenditure of the Allianceis mainly:

16.1. The official feesof Secretariat.

16.2. Daily work andconference fees.

16.3. Other expensesassociated with the Alliance activities.

Article 17:Financial Budget and Final Accounts. Financialbudget, final accounts and balance of payments are reported to all directors bythe Secretariat at the Council Congress.

Article 18: The Managementof Funds. To draw up the management methods of Alliancefunds, entrust the Secretariat, and affiliate the financial department to take charge of it.The funds are used strictly in accordance with the national financialmanagement system.

ChapterVII   Supplementary Articles

Article19: Theunmentioned matters with the modification of relevant provisions are proposedby the Secretariat and reviewed and passed by the Standing Council Meeting.

Article 20: Thecharter interpreted by the Secretariat comes into force after the adoption ofthe voting by the Council of the Alliance.

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