Statute of the Association of Paneuropean Coach-terminals e. V. – APC
 
§ 1 Purpose and seat of the association
The Association of Paneuropean Coach terminal e. V. (registered association), below called APC, has the task to examine all the touring bus
traffic aspects European-wide and to offer relevant recommendations. The APC makes proposals for solutions, in order to promote the progress of
this public service sector in the interest of all involved, in social, economic-technical and independent way.
In the context of this purpose APC sets itself the following country-spread goals:
a) increase public awareness of coach traffic in connection with promoting of tourism and encouraging of economic development,
b) set up of a central information system for coach-traffic,
c) influencing security and casement of traffic carry-out by
speeding-up border crossing,
removal and construction of new coach service areas,
creation of homogenous traffic management systems for coaches,
d) harmonisation of service standards at coach terminals,
e) central management of statistical data concerning to coach traffic,
f) co-operation with public authorities (especially covered traffic),
g) extension and utilisation of the central information system as a central booking- and reservation-system.
The APC emphasises the interests of its members in relation to other organisations and authorities.
In order to achieve their goals, the APC: a) organises regular conferences, working groups and meetings over ranges of topics, which are from
importance for coach travel;
b) presents studies, reports and articles over results of the determinations regarding certain ranges of topics, which reflect experiences and opinions
in different countries, or other coach travel data;
c) participates in international projects as well as in the political and technical discussions around the mobility.
The registered seat of the APC is in Berlin. The president and the vice-president can decide to create further regional offices at other locations. 


§ 2 Membership
Members of the federation can become natural and legal entities as well as person combinations, who operate a coach terminal. Members of the
association can beyond that become persons and combinations, whose membership suggests a promotion of the federation purposes due to the
knowledge, experiences, influences or other meaning, which possess these persons or combinations in particular in the area of coach travel. 


The registration for the admission is to be addressed to the presidency, which decides on the admission.
The membership ends:
a) by death and/or with legal entities and person combinations by expiring,
b) by withdrawal, which can be explained only as the calendar year end under adherence to one period by three months in writing in relation to
the presidency,
c) by formal excluding, which can take place only via resolution of the meeting of the members,
d) by excluding, which can take place via resolution of the presidency, if without reason for at least six months the contributions were not paid.