How to become a EurAc member

EurAc membership is open to organisations (institutional members) as well as individuals (individual members).

 

How to become an institutional member (for organisations):

 

Organisations must be non-governmental organisations based in Europe (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.

 

Furthermore, the organisation must adhere to 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.

 

In order to become an institutional member, you must submit online 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.

 

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.

 

Please submit your application by filling the online form HERE.  
 

 

How to become an individual member:

 

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 online 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 institutional 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.

Please submit your application by filling the online form HERE.