Acts of the XIVth Ordinary General Assembly of the WAP


Acts of the XIVth Ordinary General Assembly of the WAP
(Paris, 18 April 2014)

The Ordinary General Assembly of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, convened
according to the Statutes by its President, Leonardo Gorostiza, was
held in Paris on Friday 18 April 2014, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to

During this General Assembly and having arrived after four years at
the end of their term, seven councilors left the Administration Council and seven new councilors were elected by the "Fondation du Champ Freudien"

It was determined that there were 683 members of the Association present or properly represented (614 members present and 69
represented by proxy)

Development of the Assembly

From 9.00am to 12:00pm:

According to schedule, the Assembly began with speeches by the
Presidents of each of the Schools of the WAP and by Judith Miller, President of
the Foundation of the Freudian Field

Under the heading The Lacanian Action in the Schools and in the Freudian Field,
eight presentations were heard, which highlighted the relevance of
the Lacanian Action in the world, its strength and its dynamism.

Then, the Treasurer of the WAP, Dominique Miller, presented the Treasurer's Report and
underlined the administration's salient points, the results of the accounts
for the financial period 2013 and the orientation of the financial
politics of the WAP for the realisation of its associative purposes.

At the beginning of the General Assembly each of the
members present received a dossier consisting of a summary of the
Financial Statements for 2013 and the Budget previewed for 2014

Both the Treasurer's Report and the Accounts 2013 and Budget 2014,
were proposed for discussion, subject to vote by show of hands by the
Assembly, and approved unanimously.

Immediately after this, the Moral and Administrative Report of the President of the WAP, Leonardo Gorostiza, was presented, whereby he concluded the mandate renewed for two years at the Ordinary General Assembly of 2012 in Buenos Aires.

After reading the report was submitted for discussion and vote by show of hands, and was then unanimously approved.

From 2.00pm to 6:30pm:  

an interval, the General Assembly continued with the announcement by
Leonardo Gorostiza that the new Council, which met during
the interval, had decided to elect Miquel Bassols as new President of the WAP, for the period 2014-2016.
He then invited the new President to take office and to proceed with the development of the XIVth General Assembly of the WAP

the incoming President announced the composition of the new Council
for that period as well as the new Bureau: Antonio Beneti (EBP),
Patricia Bosquin (ECF), Guy Briole (ECF), Domenico Cosenza (SLP),
Carmen Cuñat (
ELP), Anne – Poumellec Ganivet (ECF), Anne Lysy (NLS), Jean- Daniel
Matet (ECF) , Fabian Napartsek (EOL), Juan Fernando Perez (NEL),
Luis Tudanca (EOL), Oscar Zack (EOL)
and himself, Miquel Bassols (ELP).

He also reported
that the Bureau shall consist of Anne Ganivet-Poumellec (Treasurer),
Guy Briole (Secretary), and himself, Miquel Bassols (President).
While the Extended Bureau would be completed by the presence of Anne
Lysy (Secretary of the Pass WAP), Jean- Daniel Matet (Secretary of the Guarantee WAP) and Carmen Cuñat (Secretary of Homologations

Following this, Miquel Bassols delivered his speech as incoming President of the WAP.

Finally, and after having posed his ideas for the future of the management of the WAP, the President declared the Great Conversation of the School One open.

Once the agenda was concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 6.30pm.

From the above, these Acts of the XIVth Ordinary General Assembly, were written by:  



  Outgoing President
                                                      Incoming President


   Outgoing Secretary                                                     
Incoming Secretary

The texts of the speeches given at the Assembly by the outgoing and incoming Presidents attached*

[* In the Spanish version of this message]

Translated from the Spanish by Florencia Fernandez Coria Shanahan

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