Originating from the French term assemblée, an assembly is
a meeting held by the members of a group with the aim of
discussing certain issues and making decisions about them. From this meaning,
various meanings of the concept emerge.
In colloquial language, the idea of assembly is used to name
these deliberative meetings. For example: "The students
held an assembly and decided not to enter the classrooms as a protest", "The
neighbors chose to put together an assembly to define how they will resist the
government's decision to close the cultural center", "In a assembly
that took place last night, the club members voted in favor of the expulsion of
the former president. "
assembly, moreover, is the name given to a body or body
of representation. Assembly members are usually people elected by a
majority to represent the entire group and make decisions on their behalf.
The State, in fact, usually has different types of
assemblies for decision-making that are momentous for society. The legislative
assembly, which may be known as the Senate, Congress, or Parliament,
is the body where laws are debated and approved. The constituent
assembly, for its part, allows the creation or modification of a
In the same way, when we refer to homes, what is known as the consortium
assembly arises. This is the term used to refer to a deliberative body in
multi-story buildings that is in charge of making decisions regarding common
The operation of this body is based, above all, on what are the meetings that
respond to the name of boards. These can be of two types:
-Ordinary. They are annual, as a general rule, and are called by the
administrator. They must have the corresponding agenda which includes all the
issues that will be dealt with point by point.
-Extraordinary. When a topic or matter of common interest arises that needs to
be dealt with imminently. They are called by the administrator and can deal with
various topics such as conflicts in the community due to a specific situation,
issues that must be resolved as soon as possible, treating and approving budgets
for really necessary and imminent works...
In the same way, we cannot forget that, within education, the term assembly
is used as well. In that case, it becomes an activity that takes place within
the children's classroom, placing all the students around the teacher.
A theme or a conflict is the one that the teacher raises so that all the
children can talk about it, reach conclusions, listen to the proposals and ideas
of their classmates... It is considered that thanks to this activity, it is
possible to instill tolerance and respect.
In the military field, it is called assembly at the touch of
bugle, bugler or other kind conducted for the squadrons, battalions and
companies to come together and form at designated sites. The assembly is also
the gathering of troops for the start of a campaign.