FAQs

What is an MDIO?

The letters M.D.I.O. stand for Multi-District Information Organisation. They are a formal structure, recognized by Rotary International, for the purpose of facilitating communication between Rotaract clubs in the districts forming this M.D.I.O. The M.D.I.O. has no decision making or legislative powers over the Rotary or Rotaract organisation, except for decisions concerning the activities of the M.D.I.O itself. There are 23 MDIOs around the world and they are shown in this map:

What is the Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO?

The main purpose of the Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO is to develop international relationships and foster cultural exchange between Rotaract clubs and districts from its member Districts and countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, all over the Mediterranean region.

 

With the goal to unite and support rotaractors in their service and devotion in achieving better and more sustainable future for all, Rotaract Mediterranean supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN which address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

How many districts and countries are there inside?

The Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO is composed by the following 31 Districts: 0055, 1510, 1660, 1690, 1700, 1730, 1750, 1760, 1912, 1913, 2032, 2041, 2060, 2071, 2080, 2090, 2100, 2110, 2120, 2201, 2202, 2203, 2420, 2430, 2440, 2451, 2452, 2470, 2483, 2484 and 9010.

 

The Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO is composed by the following 17 countries:Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

Can any district join?

As stated in Article 11 in our guidelines:

“The Districts eligible to be part of Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO are:

1. The Mediterranean Districts recognised by Rotary International along the Mediterranean Sea coastline.

2. The non-Mediterranean Districts recognised by Rotary International located in a Mediterranean Country.

 

Districts compiling with the previous description who have the support of the rotaract clubs in their district and the CRs will be considered as ordinary members. Districts that do not fully comply with the requirements above, such as non-Mediterranean countries inside member districts, might be admitted to the Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO as honorary members (non-voting members).

 

Districts are NOT required to pay any fee when entering the MDIO.

How is the internal coordination?

The coordination of the MDIO is done by the Executive Board and the Country Representatives.

 

The Executive Board is the main decision maker of activities done by the Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO and the tools to be used to disseminate information and manage events since it represents the entire participating Districts. The Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO Executive Board (Article 53), shall also vote together with the Country Representatives on all the decisions that are to be made.

 

The Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO Board of Country Representatives monitors and supervises all activities and divisions, and it must take all necessary actions as outlined in the organisation’s bylaws to accomplish the tasks and the objectives of the Rotaract Mediterranean MDIO.