FIG Foundation - Building a Sustainable Future
The FIG Foundation Statutes
(adopted by the FIG Council 25 January 2007)
These statutes as a .pdf-file
- The name of the Foundation is The FIG Foundation (”the Foundation”).
- The Foundation is established under the International Federation of
Surveyors (FIG) which is registered under Danish legislation in Denmark
with a permanent office in Copenhagen.
- The purpose of the Foundation is the funding of educational and
capacity building projects and scholarships.
The objects for which the Foundation is established are:
- To give grants and scholarships to projects, for instance to
develop curricula for surveying education, training and capacity
building, especially in developing countries;
- To encourage research into all disciplines of surveying and to
disseminate the results of that research;
- To promote high standards of education and training for
surveyors and to facilitate continuing professional development;
- To educate people in the disciplines of surveying, particularly
in developing countries and countries in transition;
- To promote the use of distance learning, networking , eLearning
and knowledge management if surveying education and continuing
- To promote the exchange of surveying personnel for greater
understanding of all facets of the profession of surveying;
- To support by seed funding conferences, meetings of young
surveyors and similar events in co-operation with international
agencies such as the United Nations.
- The Foundation is administered by the FIG Office and directed by a
Board of Directors. The five (5) Directors are appointed by the FIG
Council. The majority of the Directors shall have expertise in education
in surveying disciplines and be familiar with FIG. One of the Directors
shall be one of the Vice Presidents of FIG. The remaining Directors
shall not be members of the FIG Council. The FIG Council appoints one of
the Directors to be the President of the Foundation.
- The Foundation may use fifty (50) per cent of its annual income for
projects implementing its aims. This amount can be exceeded for special
- The funds of the Foundation shall not be used to support the normal
activities of FIG, for instance to support travel to conferences or
visits to member associations.
- The Directors shall announce to FIG members once a year the
scholarships and grants available from the Foundation. These
announcements will be distributed through normal FIG information
- If there are insufficient applications meeting the criteria set by
the Directors submitted in any year to use all of the funds available
for distribution in that year, the Directors will decide whether the
unused funds will be carried forward for use in the following year, or
used for increasing the Foundation’s assets, or a mixture of these two
- The accounting year of the Foundation is the calendar year. Accounts
shall be prepared in conjunction with the FIG accounts and shall be
audited together with the FIG accounts. The accounts and annual report
of the Foundation shall be submitted to the General Assembly of FIG for
its information. The annual report will include information on
fundraising activities undertaken and grants given.
- If the Foundation is closed for any reason, any remaining Foundation
funds shall be used for the purposes expressed in the objects of the
Foundation on decision of the FIG General Assembly.
- Changes to these statutes may be made by the FIG Council.
FIG Office 18 March 2008