Statutes of the DEOO

Adopted at the General Assembly 10 November 2017


The name of the association is Danish Ensembles, Orchestras and Opera institutions, abbreviated as DEOO.


DEOO aims to deal with and treat matters of common interest to the members, to strengthen members in relation to decision-makers, authorities and other organisations, and to promote cooperation between members. In addition, DEOO aims to draw attention to the societal role of art and culture.


Section 2. DEOO may represent members in negotiations and representations in relation to various nationwide cultural and music-promoting organisations, such as media organisations, Koda, etc., with regard to questions of a general nature relating to broadcasts, artist rights, etc..


Section 3. DEOO may represent members or groups of members in negotiations on matters of a general nature with ministries, KL - the Danish municipality association, labour unions, stakeholder organisations and others. 


Section 4. DEOO provides assistance to members in terms of general and/or principal nature in both external and internal matters.


Section 5. Where appropriate promoting the abovementioned purposes, DEOO may, with the consent of the Board, establish or join the organisational communities.


§ 3. Home
Secretariat address


§ 4. Members
Member organisations shall be admitted:

Institutions and associations in the professional music sector receiving multi-annual public grants from the state and/or municipality. It may be in the form of operating agreements or recurring project grants which ensure continuity of the institution's work.

Institutions and associations of professional music or with an interest in the work of the association may be admitted as either an ordinary member or an associate member. Associate member pays reduced quota and does not have the right to vote at the General Assembly of the Association.


Paragraph 2. Memberships are divided into the following categories and have the following number of votes in the general meeting

O Category 1: Large orchestras and opera companies, 4 votes per member
O Category 2: Basic ensembles, 2 votes per member
O Category 3: Special ensembles, 1 vote per Member
O Category 4: Small opera companies, 1 vote per Member
O Category 5: unied ensembles, 2 votes per member
O Category 6: Production companies, 1 vote per Member
O Category 7: Associated members, no voting rights


Paragraph 4. Registration is done upon application, and decision on membership is taken by the board.


Paragraph 5. The withdrawal of the association shall be notified in writing to the secretariat at the latest at the annual general Meeting and shall enter into force on expiry of the same calendar year as the withdrawal was granted.


§ 5. Integrity
DEOO cannot serve to challenge the sovereignty or integrity of individual member organisations.


§ 6. General assembly
The General Assembly is the highest authority of the Deoo.


Paragraph 2. The general meeting is held every year in 1. Half.


Paragraph 3. The general meeting shall be convened by letter or e-mail to the members at least 4 weeks


Paragraph 4. The voting rights at the general meeting shall include all those who attend the general meeting and who are listed as members and have paid the quota, provided that a quota is fixed. A vote can be taken by proxy. 


Paragraph 5. Proposals to be submitted shall be received by the President or the secretariat no later than 3 weeks before the general meeting is held.


Paragraph 6. The agenda and copy of the proposals received are sent to members by e-mail, or made available on the association's website no later than 2 weeks for the general meeting.


Paragraph 7. Agenda for the general meeting

1. Election of the meeting leader
2. Choice of referent
3. The President's report (for adoption)
4. Presentation of accounts (for adoption)
5. Budget (for adoption)
6. Fixing of the quota (for adoption)
7. Proposals received from the Board of Directors and members (for adoption)
8. Election to the Board of Directors (for adoption)
9. Election of the auditor (for adoption)
10. Where appropriate


Paragraph 8. All decisions shall be recorded in minutes.


Paragraph 9. The general meeting shall take a decision by ordinary majority. In the form of a tie, the president's vote is decisive. Election to the board is secret. A member may also require a written vote in other elections. In written votes, the association's electoral rules are followed by the board.


Paragraph 10. An extraordinary general meeting may be convened at any time by the management Board and shall be convened within one month when at least 50% of the members make a written request.


The General Assembly shall elect a Board of 5 members and 2 alternates. Only one representative may sit on the board from each member organisation. Re-election may take place. Kadi dates must announce their presentation last one week before the general meeting.


Paragraph 2. The electoral period is 2 years.


Paragraph 3. 2 members are elected in equal years.

Paragraph 4. 3 members are elected in odd years.


Paragraph 5. The general Meeting shall also elect two alternates for one year at a time, who shall enter the management board if an elected member of the board of Directors is resigned.


Paragraph 6. The Board may supplement up to 2 external personal members for one year at a time. Additional members have been stamped on an equal footing with elected members of the board of Directors.


Paragraph 7. The Board of Directors Constitues itself with the president, Vice-president and Treasurer – the chair may be paid.


Paragraph 8. The Management board shall adopt its own rules of procedure.


Paragraph 9. The board meets as often as necessary. Meeting attendance can be done by video link or similar.


Paragraph 10. The Board of Directors is able to reach a quorum when at least half of the board is present-either physically or via video link or similar.


Paragraph 11. In the form of a vote, the president's vote is decisive.


Paragraph 12. The Management Board may establish committees and approve the rules of Procedure.


Paragraph 13. Agreements of a wide-ranging nature, such as major cultural policy initiatives and new tasks, are approved by the General Assembly


Paragraph 14. The President and the Treasurer draw up the association together.


The fiscal year is from 1. January to 31. December.


The auditor's endorsed accounts shall be circulated together with the convening of the annual general meeting.


The association's liabilities are only liable to the association's assets


Paragraph 2. Board members and individual members of the association are not liable for any debts or losses incurred in connection with the association's activities.


Amendments must be announced together with the convening of the general meeting.


Paragraph 2. In the amendments to the statutes, 2/3 of all votes cast shall be for the proposal.


Paragraph 3. The Statutes of the association in force at any time shall be made available to members by publication on the website or similar and by broadcast on request. The statutes shall also be handed over to the general meeting.


Determination of the association's dissolution of the DEOO can only be taken on one for this purpose specially convened General Assembly.


Paragraph 2. The resolution of the association requires at least 2/3 of the votes cast to be for a resolution.


Paragraph 3. Any. In the dissolution, assets must be used for a different cultural association acceptable to the General Assembly.