|BECOMING A MEMBER|
How to become an AC Forum Member?
AC Forum membership is for supranational associations with a base in Europe. To fulfil the AC Forum membership criteria, an organisation and its activities, including conferences, must be self-managed. AC Forum is exclusively for and by associations.
Membership is open to any organisation legally registered as a non-profit association according to the laws of the country in which it is constituted.
AC Forum consists of two types of members: full members and provisional members.
Provisional membership is open to organisations that fail to meet all criteria for full membership at the time of application, but have clearly stated the intention to fulfil the criteria for full membership within the next 3 years.
Provisional membership is granted on an observer basis for a period of 1 year and is subject to renewal after such a period. Renewal is considered only in cases where sufficient interaction with AC Forum exists, thus making further collaboration useful.
Provisional members have no voting rights and someone from the organisation is not eligible for positions in the Board.
Application for Membership
Organisations applying for full or provisional membership must provide AC Forum with:
More information is available here.
Upon invitation by AC Forum, applicant associations present their organisation during the next General Assembly.
Decisions on membership are made by the General Assembly on recommendation by the Board.
Applications for membership should be sent to the Secretary General at firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 October.