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The statute

Campus Nikola Tesla eV 



School should prepare the pupils for their professional and social future. But the world for which our education system was once created has changed fundamentally. For example, the innovation cycles in many areas of the professional world are faster than the training cycles - this also poses a particular challenge for schools to position themselves for the future.

With the construction of the Nikola Tesla campus - an international school with a scientific and technical focus (MINT) and a special focus on sport - we want to enable the personal development of young people on the one hand and the demands of society on the other to be reconciled: MINT and SPORT as Priorities, combined with the successful implementation of the digital pact for schools, are to be anchored in standard school practice.

§ 1 Name, registered office, financial year, place of jurisdiction


  1. The association bears the name "Campus Nikola Tesla eV"

  2. The association is based in Berlin. It is entered in the register of associations at the District Court of Berlin-Charlottenburg.

  3. The financial year is the calendar year.

  4. Place of jurisdiction is Berlin.



§ 2 Purpose and realization of purpose


  • The purpose of the association is to promote (1) science and research, (2) education and (3) sport. The purpose is realized by:

    • Raising funds and building partner networks for founding a school in the Berlin-Brandenburg region with a focus on MINT (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology) and sports;

    • Foundation and operation of a school in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, as well as the support and cooperation of and with partners who want to found a school;

    • Work and research on the life and work of Nikola Tesla.

  • Further tasks:

    • Initiation of the creation and realization of school and statutory curricula;

    • Completion and supervision of cooperations with professional and university educational institutions;

    • initiation and maintenance of international exchange programs;

    • support for school events;

    • raising funds to support teaching;

    • Establishment of a committee to support the goals of the school program.

§ 3 Non-profit status

The association pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the section "Tax-privileged purposes" of the German Fiscal Code (AO).


  • The association is selflessly active; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

  • Funds of the association may only be used for statutory purposes. The members do not receive payments from the association.

  • No person may be favored by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration.

  • The members of the board of directors work on a voluntary basis. The general meeting can decide on an appropriate expense allowance for board members.



§ 4 Members


  • Any natural or legal person who feels connected to the purpose of the association and recognizes the statutes can become a member of the association.

  • A written application for membership must be submitted to the Executive Board. The board decides on the admission at the latest at the second board meeting after submission. There is no entitlement to admission. Against a rejection, an applicant can submit an application for an appeal at the next regular general meeting. The application must always be submitted to the office of the association. If the application is submitted less than ten working days before the next regular general meeting, a decision will be made on the application at the next but one general meeting. The applicant may attend the meeting as a guest. The General Assembly decides on a hearing with a simple majority.

  • At the suggestion of the board or a member of the association, the general meeting can appoint honorary members for life.

  • Membership ends through death, resignation, expulsion or the dissolution of the association.

  • The resignation must be declared in writing to the Board of Directors. The resignation will take effect at the end of the quarter in which it is declared. Notice of cancellation must be received 14 days before the end of the quarter. Contributions already paid will not be refunded in the event of withdrawal.

  • A member can be expelled from the association by resolution of the board of directors if they culpably violate the interests of the association in a gross manner. Before the resolution is passed, the Executive Board must give the member the opportunity to comment orally or in writing. The decision of the Executive Board must be justified in writing and sent to the member by registered letter. The member can appeal against the decision at the general assembly. The appeal must be lodged with the Executive Board within one month of receipt of the resolution. It has a suspensive effect. The board of directors must convene a general assembly within one month after the timely submission of the appeal, which will then make a final decision on the exclusion.

§ 5 Membership Fees

  • Membership fees are collected. The amount of the annual contribution is determined by the general assembly. The fee is due and payable in the first quarter.

  • Honorary members are exempt from payment.



§ 6 Organs


The organs of the association are:

  1. the general meeting

  2. the board

  3. the advisory board



§ 7 The General Assembly


  • The ordinary general meeting takes place once a year in the first quarter.  It can take place in person, online or hybrid. This applies to all meetings of the association's bodies. The general assembly is chaired by a board member.

  • The General Assembly is convened by the Board of Directors with a notice period of four weeks by letter or in electronic form, stating the agenda.

  • The general assembly is particularly responsible for elections to the board of directors, election of cash auditors, receipt of the cash audit report, which forms the basis for the discharge of the board of directors, confirmation of the budget, receipt of the annual report from the board of directors, confirmation of the members of the advisory board, appointment of honorary members and discharge of the board of directors and the Advisory Board.

  • The board of directors can convene an extraordinary general meeting at any time. This must be convened if it is in the interest of the association or if the convening of 25% of all members is requested in text form by the board, stating the purpose and the reasons.

  • The properly convened general meeting has a quorum if more than 50% of the members are present. Proxies are deemed to be present. If the quorum is not reached, a new general meeting must be convened. This is then in any case quorate. Resolutions and elections are to be recorded by the minute-keepers. The minutes must contain the place, date, agenda and the result of the votes and elections and must be signed by the person chairing the meeting and those taking the minutes. The minutes of the general meeting are available for collection no later than four weeks after the meeting and can also be made available electronically.

  • The General Assembly passes its resolutions with a simple majority of the valid votes cast; Abstentions are not taken into account. Voting is open. They must be conducted in secret if at least one member requests it.

  • A voting proxy is possible, whereby a representative can represent a maximum of one member. Represented persons must grant the power of attorney in writing in advance.

  • A majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required to change the statutes and to dissolve the association.

§ 8 The Board of Directors


  • The board of the association consists of at least five and up to seven members. It consists mainly of members who are not employed by the association. The board consists of one or two chairpersons, a treasurer, a secretary and up to three other members.

  • The association is represented in and out of court by two members of the board of directors, which must always include a chairperson.

  • The executive board is responsible for all affairs of the association, as far as they are not assigned to another organ of the association by the statutes.

  • The board of directors gives an account of its work to the general meeting, if desired also outside of the regular general meetings. The board keeps minutes of all meetings.

  • The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly for two years. However, the members of the board remain in office until the new board is elected. Re-election is permitted. Elections and elections are possible for the duration of the remaining term of office at all general meetings, if this has been announced with the invitation. Board members must be of legal age.

  • The board of directors can set its own rules of procedure.

  • For the ongoing business of the association, the Board of Directors can set up a management that carries out its activities within the framework of the instructions of the Board of Directors. The Executive Board determines the content and scope of the powers of attorney of the management.

  • The liability of board members, special representatives, other bodies and members of the association is limited to intentional actions.

§ 9 The Advisory Board


  • The Executive Board can appoint an Advisory Board to advise the Executive Board.

  • The Advisory Board consists of three to eleven members.

  • The advisory board must include representatives who support the work of the association. They do not have to be members of the association.

  • The members of the Advisory Board must be confirmed by the General Assembly.

  • The Advisory Board is chaired by a member of the Management Board.



§ 10 cash check


Up to three cash auditors check the cash register regularly. At the latest before an ordinary general meeting, all relevant documents must be made available to them at any time upon request.



§ 11 Dissolution


  • If the association is dissolved or if the tax-privileged purposes no longer apply, the association's assets go to the "Foundation for Education and Society in the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft eV", which must use them directly and exclusively for charitable purposes.



§12 Effective Date, Registration


  • This statute was adopted at the founding meeting on February 14, 2022 and will come into force immediately.

  • The founding assembly agrees that the association should be registered with the district court and that non-profit status should be achieved. In order to achieve registration and non-profit status, the commissioned board member is entitled to make editorial changes.

  • After registration and acknowledgment of non-profit status, Section 12 of the Articles of Association no longer applies.


Berlin, February 14, 2022


  Felicitas Kubala, Werner Stahr             Robert Schaddach

chairman                                 recorder

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