Become a EurAc member

Why join the Network?

EurAc as a network benefits from a solid and multi-faceted expertise and from long-standing relations with key local civil society actors from the Great Lakes region, as well as policy and decision-makers in EU institutions, in EU capital cities and in United Nations agencies. EurAc is in a unique position to monitor EU relations with the Great Lakes region and to send clear and fact-based messages that can shape the EU agenda and actions in accordance with the network’s mission and principles.

Organisations

Organisations must be NGOs based in geographical Europe working on or in the Great Lakes region of Africa, more specifically Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the any of the following thematic areas: peace and security, inclusive political participation and human rights and/or sustainable and equitable management of natural resources.

In order to become an institutional member, you must submit a written application to EurAc’s Board where you:

  • Attach your organisation’s Statutes

  • Attach your organisation’s financial and narrative reports for the past 3 years (the most recent reports are mandatory, those from the two previous years are optional)

  • Approve EurAc’s Political Charter, including demanding more coherent European policies promoting peace, development and human rights and working to reinforce local civil society partners’ political advocacy.

Once it receives your application, the Board will review it and submit it to the General Assembly for approval. If your application is approved, you commit yourself to actively participate in EurAc’s activities and financially contribute to its work, through an annual membership fee. The amount of the fee is determined proportionally to your organisation’s financial resources and cannot be lower than 500€/year.

As an institutional member, you have the right to vote at the General Assembly and become a member of the Board. Furthermore, EurAc coordinates three Thematic Working Groups,  (“TWG Human Rights & Inclusive Political Inclusion”, “TWG Peace & Security” and “TWG Natural Resources”), institutional members are strongly encouraged to actively participate in these groups.

ONLINE FORM (organisations)

Individuals

As of November 2018, EurAc also welcomes individual membership. Individuals can be any person based in a European country (geographical Europe) that has a particular interest or has worked on this region and adheres to EurAc’s objectives and Political Charter.

In order to become an individual member, you must submit a written application to EurAc’s Board where you:

  • Disclose any element that could create a conflict of interest with EurAc’s activities (e.g. involvement/activities in a political party)

  • Attach a letter of recommendation from one of EurAc’s member organisations

  • Approve EurAc’s political Charter

Once it receives your application, the Board will review it and submit it to EurAc’s General Assembly for approval. If your application is approved, you commit yourself to actively participate in EurAc’s activities and financially contribute to its work, through an annual membership fee. The amount of the fee is left to the discretion of the member, and cannot be lower than 20€/year.

Please note that, contrary to institutional members, individual members do not have the right to vote at the General Assembly. However, you can become a member of the Board. Individual members are also welcome to take part in the Thematic Working Groups (“TWG Human Rights & Inclusive Political Inclusion”, “TWG Peace & Security” and “TWG Natural Resources” that EurAc coordinates.

ONLINE FORM (individuals)