The 5 Stars MoVement is a free association of citizens who, through the net, have managed to come together with the ultimate aim of radically changing the Italian political landscape. The 5 Stars MoVement is made up of a series of associative bodies resulting from the Statute of the 5 Stars MoVement, such as: the Guarantor, the Political Chief, the Guarantee Committee, the Board of Arbitrators, the Treasurer and the Assembly of members. In December 2019, the 5 Star MoVement was equipped with a territorial and horizontal structure called Team del Futuro. Since its inception, the 5 Stars MoVement has refused any form of public funding.
The Guarantor is the guardian of the fundamental values of the 5 Stars MoVement political action. In this spirit, he exercises with impartiality, independence and authority the prerogatives recognised by the Statute. Moreover, the Guarantor has the power of authentic interpretation of the provisions of the Statute. The Guarantor is elected online from a shortlist of at least three candidates identified by the Guarantee Committee with regard to figures who have distinguished themselves for their decisive contribution to the history and political action of MoVimento 5 Stelle and therefore for their representativeness and moral stature.
The Assembly of Members is the highest body of the 5 Stars MoVement, which is responsible for the election of the Political Chief and the other 5 Stars MoVement associative bodies, the choice of candidates in political, European, regional and administrative elections, the modification of the Statute and any other decision made for consultation on the Net. Members have at their disposal free of charge all the services of the Rousseau platform that allow them to take part in the voting, choose candidates, submit proposals to read and propose changes to the elected's proposals, do training and participate in MoVement events and initiatives.
The Political Chief is a necessary body required by law and is the legal and institutional representative of the 5 Stars MoVement. The Political Chief, except for what is further established by the Statute, convenes and directs the work of the Assembly, calls for the members' votes on the net and maintains the unity of the political direction of the 5 Star MoVement. The Political Chief shall coordinate with the elected members of the 5 Stars MoVement and, in particular, shall coordinate political action with the parliamentary group leaders and members of the Government expressed by the 5 Stars MoVement. The Political Chief is elected by the members for a maximum of two consecutive terms of 5 years each, according to the procedures approved by the Guarantee Committee. The office of the Political Chief shall be renewed no later than December 2020.
The Guarantee Committee is made up of three people elected on the net from a shortlist of at least six candidates identified by the Guarantor for a non-renewable 4-year term. It oversees the correct application of the rules of the Statute and decides, therefore, on the requirements for the 5 Stars MoVement, the candidacy of the members and the internal rules of the 5 Stars MoVement in agreement with the Political Chief. It also acts as an appeal body in the event of internal disciplinary proceedings. With the exception of the first Guarantee Committee, the members of this body may not hold elected office. To contact the Guarantee Committee, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The current Guarantee Committee is in office until December 2021.
The Board of Arbitrators is a collegial body composed of three people chosen by the members from a shortlist of at least five members identified by the Guarantor who have distinguished themselves for their impartiality, wisdom and moral rectitude, for a non-renewable term of 4 years. The Board of Arbitrators is called upon to supervise compliance with the rules of the Statute and the ethical code of the 5 Stars MoVement and may impose disciplinary sanctions against members. The current Board of Arbitrators is in office until December 2021.
The Treasurer, elected by the Assembly of members on the proposal of the Guarantor for 3 years for a maximum of two consecutive terms, is the legal representative of 5 Stars MoVement in all economic and financial activities, is responsible for the administrative management and financial policy of 5 Stars MoVement and opens and manages its bank and postal accounts. He prepares the final balance sheet and reports on the 5 Stars MoVement financial policy.
"Team del Futuro" is an organisational structure that the 5 Stars MoVement has been equipped with since December 2019 to work in the best possible way on the territories and outline a coherent and effective programmatic line to be carried out at all institutional levels. "Team del Futuro" is composed of 18 Facilitators at national level, divided into Thematic Facilitators (Agriculture and Fisheries, Environment, Economy, Foreign Affairs and European Union, Justice and Institutional Affairs, Enterprise, Innovation, Education, Research and Culture, Work and Family, Health, Security and Defence, Transport and Infrastructure) and Organisational Facilitators (Local Activism, Electoral Campaigns, Communication, Coordination and Internal Affairs, Training and Personnel, Support to municipalities administered by the 5 Stars MoVement). Each thematic Facilitator also has a team of 8 people behind them who help them to gather ideas and structure political proposals. In addition to them, in each Region there are several Regional Facilitators operating in three areas (Training and Involvement, Internal Relations, External Relations), for a total of 90 people working daily in the territories.Â To date, therefore, there are 204 people working in the 5 Star MoVement "Team del Futuro". Facilitators will have to report back to the Political Chief and to the members of the 5 Stars MoVement.