The Statute

ENEA’s Statute was approved by the Board of Directors according to the provisions of law pursuant to the Italian legislative decree no. 218/2016, implementing the so-called "Madia Law" no. 124/2015. The latter gives the Agency full statutory and regulatory autonomy, providing for its adaptation also taking into account the European Charter for Researchers and without prejudice to the special provisions relating to the Agency for anything not expressly provided for.

In force since March 2017, the Statute consists of 14 articles - of which the first three define the legal system of the Agency as a public research body endowed with scientific, statutory, regulatory, financial, organisational, patrimonial, accounting autonomy - and identifies its institutional aims and activities. The articles from 4 to 7bis define the institutional organization as divided into three governing bodies: Chairman, Board of Directors and Board of Auditors, and one organism, the Technical-Scientific Council.

The Chairman is the legal and institutional representative of the agency, directing it and responsible for it. The Board of Auditors ensures compliance with the provisions of the law, regulations and Statute. The Board of Directors is the political and administrative body that exercises the powers of strategic planning and control.

The following articles govern the principles of organisation (art. 9), the instruments (art. 10), the financial resources (art. 11), personnel and the audits of the Court of Auditors (art. 12). Article 13 specifies the methods of direction, supervision and control by the Ministry of Economic Development, while art. 14 introduces some transitional and final provisions.