CEDOBI

Specific agreement of collaboration between the Institute of Studies Albacete "DON JUAN MANUEL" and the University of CASTILLA-La MANCHA, for the creation of the Joint center of Studies and Documentation of the International Brigades

In Albacete, February 24, 2012

Involved

On the one hand, the Hon. Mr. Mr. Francisco Javier Núñez Núñez, president of the Governing Council of the Institute of Albacete Studies "Don Juan Manuel" (hereinafter read), autonomous body of the provincial council of Albacete linked to the Spanish Confederation of Study Centres Local authorities and therefore to the Higher Council for Scientific Research, in the name and representation of that institution and in accordance with the attributions that conferred has. And on the other, the Hon. Mr. D. Miguel Ángel Collado Yurrita, Rector of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (hereinafter UCLM), in the name and representation of that institution and in accordance with the attributions that conferred has.

The parties recognise each other with sufficient capacity and enough power to enforce this Convention and, to that end,

Exposed

That the LEA and the UCLM signed a collaborative framework agreement, dated twenty-three November of two thousand seven, which draws the mutual interest in promoting specific collaborative programmes.

That on September 22, 1989 was created a documentation centre dedicated to the International Brigades within the Institute of Albacete Studies

That, by agreement of the Governing Council of the University of Castilla-La Mancha dated October 2, 2003, was created the Center for Studies and Documentation of the International Brigades (CEDOBI) of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

That the two agencies consider of interest for Spain, for the community of Castilla-La Mancha and for the province of Albacete, the creation of a joint center of Studies and Documentation of the International Brigades.

For all of which,

Agree

To subscribe to this Convention in accordance with the following

 

Clauses

I. Goals and Objectives

First. By this Convention, the LEA and the UCLM create the Joint Centre for Studies and documentation of the International Brigades (CEDOBI), of shared ownership between the two signatory institutions.

Second. The general function of the CEDOBI is to expand scientific knowledge about the International brigades and the last Spanish Civil war.

Third. The fundamental objectives of the CEDOBI are:

  1. To recover oral and documentary sources referring to the International Brigades, held by individuals or scattered in different archives and documentation centres.
  2. To facilitate the consultation of the available documentation to the users who request it.
  3. To promote research through diverse courses, seminars and doctoral theses.
  4. Program and Conduct congresses, courses and conferences.
  5. To disseminate the historical question of the International Brigades, in the context of the Spanish Civil War, by publishing publications in different media.
  6. To disseminate the history of the International Brigades, in the context of the contemporary history and more specifically in the Spanish Civil War, among the students of the different educational levels since it has been this one page of our history long Hidden and manipulated.
  7. To establish cultural and scientific links with organizations dedicated to the study, dissemination and recovery of the memory of the International brigades of different countries.
  8. To develop and maintain an Internet page dedicated to the CEDOBI and the International Brigades.

Ii.  Structure

 

Fourth. For the achievement of its objectives and the fulfillment of its functions, the CEDOBI will be able to be structured in units of investigation and of service, looking for the maximum degree of mutual integration. The creation of these units, if any, will be the responsibility of the Governing Council.

Iii. Contributions of Signatory entities

Fifth. The LEA and the UCLM will contribute to the Constitution, operation and development of the CEDOBI, by means of the contributions that are detailed below:

Institute of Albacete Studies:

  • The necessary spaces for the seat of the CEDOBI, in the old convent of the Incarnation, Cultural Center "the Assumption". They will constitute the library of the CEDOBI, with the various materials from both institutions.
  • The assignment of the LEA staff, as well as any other staff that may be incorporated into the LEA in the future.
  • Diverse bibliographic, Hemerográfico, photographic and audiovisual material referred to the International Brigades.
  • Different office material and library furniture for the different materials of the CEDOBI, as well as any that could be acquired in the future.
  • 50 per cent of the budget for the basic operation of the CEDOBI is proposed annually by the governing Commission, deducted from the financing obtained from other entities and according to their budgetary estimates.

B) University of Castilla-La Mancha

  • The necessary spaces for the headquarters of the CEDOBI in the Benjamin Palencia Building, of the university campus of Albacete. The CEDOBI will function in everything related to academia, research activities and national and international relations.
  • Diverse bibliographic, Hemerográfico, photographic and audiovisual material referred to the International Brigades.
  • 50 per cent of the budget for the basic operation of the CEDOBI is proposed annually by the governing Commission, deducted from the financing obtained from other entities and according to their budgetary estimates.

Sixth. The staff referred to in the fifth clause of this Convention, both ascribes to the centre at the time of its creation as the one that could do so in the future in accordance with the stipulated, shall remain integrated in the templates corresponding to Their bodies and institutions, keeping their administrative or employment dependence on them for all purposes. The requirements of the staff from the CSIC, UCLM, JCCLM or other bodies that will be incorporated into the CEDOBI in the future must be informed by the governing Commission.

Seventh. The participating institutions shall not lose ownership of the goods and equipment provided, which will be registered for that purpose in the corresponding inventory. Where appropriate, the institutions must arbitrate the corresponding assignments of their use depending on their own regulatory regulations.

The inventoried material acquired from projects or programs will be attached to the CEDOBI and shall be registered in the inventory of the institution through which the acquisition was managed. Without prejudice to the foregoing the CEDOBI will keep a record in which it is inventory all well attached to it.

Iv. Governing bodies and operating rules

Eighth. The governing bodies of the CEDOBI are of two types:

  1. A) Collegiate: governing Commission and Advisory Committee.
  2. B. Unipersonal: Directors and Secretary

The composition, appointment and functions of each of these organs shall be governed by the provisions contained in the CEDOBI rules of Procedure which are accompanied by this Convention as annex I.

Ninth. The CEDOBI will annually draw up a report of its documentary and scientific activities, which it shall refer to the signatory institutions of this Convention.

Tenth. The research projects presented by CEDOBI investigators to official calls may be taken indiscriminately through both the LEA and the UCLM. Both agencies shall draw from the funds granted the same percentage, amount to be allocated to cover overhead CEDOBI. As a general rule the applicable percentage shall be that established by the UCLM.

Eleventh. In publications or any other form of dissemination of the results to which the research work developed in the CEDOBI is to take place, the participation of all the investigators who have participated in these works must be recognised and recorded, As well as their belonging to the identity that each one corresponds.

These will include the reference to the centre as follows: "Centre for Studies and Documentation of International Brigades (UCLM-IEA)".

V. Budget

Twelfth. The basic operating budget of the CEDOBI will have a functional and unique character. The approval of the budget corresponds to the signatory entities on the proposal of the governing Commission. This basic operating budget will collect the current costs of the Centre's infrastructure and investments in books and magazines or other inventoried materials.

This budget may be financed by contributions received for that purpose from other agencies or entities. The part of the budget not financed by these contributions will be covered by the LEA and the UCLM according to the percentages indicated in the fifth clause and in accordance with their respective budgetary forecasts.

Saw. Dissolution of the mixed center

Thirteenth. If the joint centre is to be dissolved, each of the participating institutions shall designate a representative for the Constitution of the corresponding liquidation Commission, which must carry out the distribution of the goods in accordance with the following rules:

  • The building and facilities referred to in clause 5 (a)) will continue to belong to the LEA.
  • The building and facilities referred to in clause 5 (B)) will continue to belong to the UCLM.
  • The scientific equipment and inventory material attached to the center will be reinstated to the owning institution, unless it has another destination.
  • The material acquired jointly shall be distributed, after agreement, following proportionality criteria as regards the respective contributions.
  • The expenses arising from the reversal of the goods shall be the exclusive account of the party receiving them, unless otherwise agreed.
  • The funds resulting from the liquidation, where appropriate, shall be distributed in proportion to the contribution of each of the coholding institutions.
  • The Liquidation Commission shall be competent to resolve those issues not provided for in the preceding rules, in accordance with the criteria of equity.
  • The Liquidation Commission shall terminate its work within a maximum period of three months from the date of its constitution.

Vii. Entry into force. Duration and resolution of the

Convention

Fourteenth. This Convention shall take effect from the date of its signature and once it has been ratified by the respective competent bodies of the signatory institutions. It will be valid for ten years, automatically extendable for periods of equal duration.

Fifteenth. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding clause, after the first five years of validity of the Convention, either party may dissociate itself from the centre, owing in such case to a written complaint to the other entity with a minimum advance of Six months to the date on which this agreement is to be terminated. In this case, the rules laid down in clause 13 shall apply for the course of dissolution of the Joint Centre in order to materialize the separation of the complainant institution.

Sixteenth. Resolution clause. The following shall be the cause of resolution of this Convention and subsequent dissolution of the Joint Centre:

-The express and written agreement of the two Coowner entities.

-The denunciation of the Convention, in accordance with the terms laid down in the preceding clause, formulated by one of the institutions constituting the centre.

-Failure to comply with the obligations that each party corresponds to.

Seventeenth. Litigation clause. The questions of litigation that may result in the interpretation and execution of this Convention shall be of knowledge and competence of the contentious-administrative jurisdictional order.

And in conformity test, they sign by quadrupled exemplary and in all their leaves, in the place and the date entered in the heading of this document.

 

President of the Governing Council of the LEA rector of the UCLM

 

Fdo.: Francisco Javier Núñez Núñez Fdo.: Miguel Ángel Collado Yurrita

 

Annex 1

 

Regulation of the internal regime of the mixed center of

Documentation of the International Brigades

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Convention for its creation, the Joint Centre for Studies and documentation of the International Brigades-CEDOBI-, constituted by the Institute of Albacete Studies "Don Juan Manuel"-LEA-and the University of Castilla-La Mancha -UCLM-, shall be governed by the following rules of procedure for the internal regime, which joins the aforementioned Convention as annex I.

  1. The administration and library of the CEDOBI will run with LEA staff.
  2. The CEDOBI will have two headquarters, one in the Benjamin Palencia Building, the university campus of Albacete (UCLM) and the other in the Cultural center "the Assumption".
  3. The governing bodies of the centre are of two types:
  4. A) Collegiate: governing Commission and Advisory Committee.
  5. B. Unipersonal: Directors and secretary.
  6. A shared address will be established, with one LEA member and one from the UCLM.
  7. The governing Commission shall consist of:
  • Three representatives of Lea: The chairman of the LEA's governing council, who may delegate to the LEA's director and two LEA members.
  • Three representatives of the UCLM: the Rector, who will be able to delegate to the delegate of the Rector for the CEDOBI and two professors of the UCLM.
  1. The following functions shall be the responsibility of the governing Commission:

-to study and approve in his case the draft basic budget of operation of the CEDOBI which will be proposed for approval to the signatory entities.

-Approve the annual report of activities of the CEDOBI.

-to study and approve the proposals of the Advisory Committee, as appropriate.

-issue report on proposals submitted to it for appointments of directors and Secretary of the CEDOBI.

-to inform and elevate to the competent bodies of the institutions participating in the Convention the proposals that require their approval.

-Support the CEDOBI to other institutions and entities, in order to get what is necessary for the best operation and promotion of the center.

-study and, where appropriate, approve the creation of research units and services.

  1. The Co-Directors (Shared Directorate) shall be appointed, by common agreement, by the President of the Governing Council of the LEA and the rector of the UCLM, on a proposal from the governing Committee of the Centre. The appointment of directors will be for a period of four years.
  2. will be the functions of the Directors:
  3. To hold the representation of the centre in as many instances as necessary.
  4. Direct, coordinate and supervise all the services and activities of the Centre, irrespective of the competencies reserved to the principal investigators in the direction of their respective research projects.
  5. C. Coordinate the implementation of the scientific programme of the Centre in which scientific objectives are established in the short, medium and long term.
  6. Direct and supervise the fulfillment of the obligations by the personnel of the center.
  7. To ensure that the facilities and media of the Centre are appropriate for the effective development of the activities within it.
  8. F. To ensure the correct execution of the research projects of the centre.
  9. G. To execute the agreements adopted by the collegiate bodies of the centre.
  10. h) To elaborate annually the memory of activities of the center.
  11. The Secretary shall, by common agreement, be appointed by the Chairman of the Governing Council of the LEA and the rector of the UCLM on the proposal of the co-directors of the CEDOBI, after report of the governing Committee.
  12. The Advisory Committee shall consist of expert persons of recognised prestige, designated by the President of the Governing Council of the LEA and by the rector of the UCLM on a proposal from the governing Commission. This committee will carry out a function of advising on thematic issues that relate to the objectives of the CEDOBI. The Advisory Committee shall not adopt resolutions or decisions, but may formulate, within the scope of work established by the governing Committee, and for it to examine and approve, suggestions for improving its activity, as well as proposals for further studies or Activities within the scope of work established by the aforementioned Commission.