PWI Brussels is an asbl-vzw (not-for-profit association) governed by Belgian law. Our constitutional documents are filed with the Moniteur Belge. Our ASBL registration number is 0891 951 424. The directors are responsible for the governance and management of the association, and must act within the laws such as the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code 2019, which is replacing the old associations law 1921. The directors must act in the best interests of the members, treat all members fairly, exercise independent judgement and disclose any relevant interests. They are considered to be jointly and severally liable by the authorities.
The members can hold the directors accountable at the Annual General Meeting and have rights under Belgian association law and the articles of association (also called bylaws). For a copy of our articles of association, please see either the original French or its English translation. Please note that, in the event of any divergence, the French version shall prevail.
We hold an annual general meeting, usually in May, at which the Board and various members of the Executive Committee are elected by the voting members for 2 years. The Board must include at least the President and Treasurer, but other roles may change from year to year.
Anyone interested in a position is encouraged to contact the current position holder for more information about the role. Or if you are interested in a role which does not yet exist, why not put forward your own suggestions?!
For more details, please see the Volunteer section.
We are a member of PWN Global, a not-for-profit association registered in France. The PWN Global constitutional documents can be accessed via the members only section of the PWN Global website, to which all PWI Brussels members have access. Members of PWI Brussels have the right to access PWN Global services under the same terms as other city networks, some of which may be free to members.
We are also a member of the FAIB, the Federation of European and International Associations in Belgium, in order to keep up to date with legislative requirements, exchange best practice and learn from others.