The Statutes were accepted by the General Meeting of FESPP at Edinburgh 1978; changed section 2 part f, 3rd sentence September 1, 1986 in Hamburg; changed sections 2e-k, 3a-e, 4a and 9 in Antwerpen, August 25,1992; changed section 2f in Brno, July 5, 1994; changed sections 2 a and 3 c in Budapest, August 22, 2000). The name of the Federation was changed to The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology by decision of Council at the 13th Congress, Hersonissos, Crete, September 2002. At that time, the name of the Advanced Courses Committee was changed to The Grants and Awards Committee and other minor amendments were approved. The issue of FESPB Officers election by the FESPB General Assembly (Article 2f) was unanimously decided by the FESPB Council at the 17th FESPB Congress, Valencia, Spain, the 9th of July 2010.
Any member or representative of the Federation may, on making proper application, be admitted to an open meeting of a Constituent Society other than its own, on the financial terms as a member of that Society, although permission to present a paper shall be at the discretion of the Society holding the meeting.
The Federation and its Statutes may be dissolved at any time at a meeting of the Council at which two thirds of the delegates are present and at which there is two thirds affirmative majority vote in favour of the proposal. The proposal must be notified in writing to the Secretary General at least three months before a Council Meeting. The Secretary General shall in turn notify all Constituent Societies of such proposals, at least two months before the Council Meeting. On the dissolution of the Federation any surplus assets of the Federation shall, in such manner as the Council may decide, be applied for charitable purposes in connection with the advancement of research and education in plant biology.
The Statutes of the Federation may be amended, deleted, or augmented at any Council Meeting by a two-thirds affirmative majority vote, provided that at least two thirds of the delegates are present. Proposed changes must be notified in writing to the Secretary General, at least three months before a Council Meeting. The Secretary General shall, in turn, notify all Constituent Societies of such proposals at least two months before the Council Meeting.
The principal office of the Federation shall be situated at the office of the Secretary General.
Any future changes of the statutes relating to FESPB Awards will be decided by simple majority. However, changes can be proposed by National Representatives or members of the Executive Committee who must inform the Secretary General two months before the next Council Meeting.
Revised by the Secretary General on 7th September 2000 following ratification of changes to Sections 2a and 3 c by FESPP Council on 22 August at the 12th Congress, Budapest. Further changes made by the Secretary General on 24th September 2002 following changes approved by FESPP (B) Council at the 13th FESPP Congress, Hersonissos, Crete, September 2002. Also, to Article 2f approved by the FESPB Council at the FESPB Congress, Valencia, July 2010.