OPERATIONAL POWERS FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FOUNDATION’S PURPOSE
For the achievement of its aims, the Foundation may, amongst other activities:
ź sign all appropriate deeds or contracts, including those for the financing of the operations approved, including the sale and purchase of full title or ground leases to real estate and the signing of agreements of any kind, including categories subject to public registration, with public or private bodies considered appropriate and useful for the achievement of the Foundation’s aims;
ź administer and manage the assets which it owns or which it holds on lease, free loan or any other basis;
ź administer and manage the CRA’s agricultural property in accordance with aims and procedures to be agreed between the parties;
ź sign agreements with the CRA’s functions for activities to support agricultural trials the performance of which requires the hiring of farm staff and/or the allocation of farmland belonging to the Foundation;
ź join public and private associations, foundations, consortia or institutions the activities of which directly or indirectly pursue purposes similar to those of the Foundation itself; if it considers this appropriate, the Foundation may also participate in the establishment of the aforesaid bodies;
ź promote and organise seminars, training courses, events, congresses and meetings, publishing the relative proceedings or documents, and all projects intended to encourage organic contact between the Foundation, national and international operators and organisations, their staff and the public;
ź manage, directly or indirectly, premises intended for the achievement of the purposes detailed in articles 2 and 3;
ź sign agreements for the assignment of part of its activities to third parties;
ź establish scholarships: normally, every year, on the basis of the funds available, the Foundation shall assign scholarships for high-school and university graduates intending to attend courses of specialist study in Italy and abroad relating to research and experimentation activities studied by the CRA’s various functions, and the activities undertaken by the Foundation itself. The scholarships shall be assigned on a competitive basis, in accordance with the procedures to be set by the Board of Directors, and where possible shall be awarded on 22 October, the date of the death of Count Gian Giacomo Morando Attendolo Bolognini. Between candidates of equivalent merit, the preference shall go to those who are even distant relatives of the ancient Attendolo Bolognini family;
ź establish awards: normally, every year, depending on the funds available, and preferably on 22 October, the Foundation shall present awards for outstanding achievements in production techniques and methods, including with regard to environmental protection;
ź as a means to the achievement of its institutional aims, undertake the sale of audiovisuals and promotional materials in general, also in the publishing sector, within the relevant legal limits;
ź engage in all other appropriate activities to support the achievement of its institutional aims.
When possible, on 22 October and All Souls’ Day each year, the Foundation shall have Mass said in the Ranera Chapel.