December 31, 2017
LabOasis Foundation was established on July 13, 2015 by a notarial act (repertory n.44.909 collection n. 21.416) upon the will of its founder, Mrs Violante Pallavicino, with the aim of arousing a greater interest in the eco-systems called Oases, in North Africa, West Africa and on the Arabian peninsula, reversing the trend of abandon and progressive deterioration of those lands, and supporting the communities that live there to actively preserve their historical-cultural and environmental heritage. The financial year, which closed on December 31, 2017, was prepared according to the general criteria foreseen by the Italian Civil Code regarding financial statements for commercial businesses, and the technical and operational guidelines of the National Council of Chartered Accountants for organizations that work within a social context. Non-profit organizations need to be first and foremost transparent in their financial statements and representation. To this end, the information provided by the financial statement, which is generally of a financial nature, is accompanied by the appropriate descriptive information regarding the activities that have been carried out. Particular importance has been paid to the auditing procedures. Considering the scale of the current management, this task is borne by the Administrator/Founder who carries it out on a voluntary basis.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS OF THE BUDGET
The financial statements for the year ending on December 31, 2017 consist of the balance sheet, income statement and these Integrative Notes. In accordance with Article 2423 ter of the Italian Civil Code, for each item listed on the balance sheet and the income statement, the amount of the corresponding item from the previous year will also be listed in order to compare them and note any variations in value.
The evaluation of the assets is made according to criteria set out in Article 2426 C.C., based on prudence and the prospect of continuing the activity. Application of the prudence principle has brought about the indication of only the proceeds that have been realized at the end of the reporting period and all the expenses for the year, even if these were known after the closing date. The amounts shown in the body of the report are expressed in units of euros, according to Article 2423 paragraph 5 of the C.C.
The financial statements have been made on the basis of general prudence criteria with respect to economic competence and the evaluation of the prospects of continuing the activity of the foundation. No indication of the criteria that has been adopted to draft the founder’s financial statements is necessary inasmuch as the amounts are expressed with their nominal numerical value.
AVAILABLE CASH: Euro 8.633 ( Euro 4.497 as for 31.12.2017)
- Euro 8.431 – c/c balance at the Banca Generali
- Euro 202 – cash amount as of December 31, 2017
Net assets amount to Euro 8.633 ( Euro 4,497 as for 31.12.2017) due to the management deficit of Euro 4.137.
Annex 1 contains a description of the net assets.
REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT
INCOME AND REVENUE
This has been received by the founding member without any obligation of destination.
Costs from typical activity
Euro 15.670 ( Euro 19.141 in 2016) summarizes the expenses that LabOasis Foundation has had for the following projects:
- THE ATLAS OF THE SAHARAN AND ARABIAN OASES – Euro 5.871 ( Euro 8,444 in 2016)
- THE OASIS EFFECT – Euro 7.693 ( Euro 9,112 in 2016)
- THE OASES DATABASE – Euro 2.106 ( Euro 1,586 in 2016)
Annex 2 contains brief descriptions of the projects.
Euro 2.194 ( Euro 1.458 in 2016) include limited amounts of office supplies and administrative costs and the costs incurred in 2017 for computer system.
EVENTS AFTER CLOSING THE FINANCIAL YEAR
There were no events in the first months of 2018 that could alter the results of the financial year, as declared in this financial statement.
Balance sheet 2017
Income statement 2017
MANAGEMENT EXPENSES 2017
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MANAGEMENT PROJECT EXPENSES 2017
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPENSES
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The project has registered 900 traditional Oases across the borders of 11 national states, geo-referencing them on an interactive map that is available online. For the first time, the constellation of Oases, that for centuries had the task of mitigating the climate – an historic green embankment that crosses the two great deserts – has been identified.
The relative geographical data has been processed by Gismap, in GIS, Remote Sensing and DBMS Open Source, in collaboration with experts of the scientific institutions of the respective countries.
The project , which began at the end of 2016, consists in complex research and archiving in order to obtain a hypertext databank that is accessible from the website: www.laboasis.org. On the website, it is possible to trace information concerning “field” activities that have been funded and undertaken by the Cooperation development projects, including cases that date up to 30 years ago.
Scientific data devoted to the Saharan and Arabian Oases produced by scholars from International universities will also be made available.
The aim of the project is to share information and scientific knowledge. The first phase consists in the creation of the website: www.laboasis.org, that offers rich editorial content and a wide selection of images. The goal is to trigger a special Oasis effect: to germinate new awareness, and promote knowledge of the traditional, Saharan and Arabian, Oases as well as their historical, cultural and landscape heritage, to indicate their value and favor their protection.