New Acropolis brings together under an International Organization (I.O.N.A.), with its headquarters in Brussels, the associations of the different countries which adhere to its Founding Charter and its principles of action. New Acropolis is an International Non-profit Association recognized as an international association by Royal Decree of 12 February 1990, No. 3/12-941/S, under Law 25/10/19 of the Kingdom of Belgium. It is registered in the International Register of Associations (see Moniteur No. 48 of 9 March 1990, page 4489).
Its associative structure guarantees respect for the diversity, autonomy and initiative of each of its member associations.
Its operational structure enables it to act independently of all political, religious or financial interests. Each member association is liable to the authorities of its own country and abides by the international regulations governing associations.
According to its Constitution, the Governing Board of the International Association is made up of a representative of each of the member Associations. The members of the International Executive Council, which is responsible for coordinating and making the necessary contacts to implement the resolutions passed at each annual meeting of the Assembly, are elected from the most qualified members of the Governing Board.
Since 1992, the presidency of the International Organization has been held by Delia Steinberg Guzmán. The organization is currently present in over 50 countries.
New Acropolis operates a decentralized financial system, with regular audits. Its income and financial sustainability are based on four pillars:
- Training courses and sales of cultural products made at our centers.
- All members pay a monthly subscription, which entitles them to take part in all the association’s activities and have access to I.O.N.A.’s international network of cultural centers.
- The support of volunteers, together with a very small number of efficient administrative staff.
- Support and sponsorship from private companies and other institutions.
This income is allocated exclusively to projects, and to the costs of premises, supplies and advertising.
On an international level, IONA manages a basic budget to cover its administrative running costs. Each country contributes a proportional share to this budget and manages its own resources autonomously, according to the legislation in force in each country..