MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESThe EEB has four membership categories: full members, associate members, affiliate members and honorary members. The first three categories are for organisations; the fourth, honorary membership, is a status conferred on a small number of individuals on the basis of the moral support they have given or work they have undertaken towards protecting the environment. Only full members have formal decision-making powers; the other three categories enjoy other benefits. With more than 40 years of experience of animating a network we have vast experience of making sure that EEB membership brings added value to all types of environmental organisations – be they local, regional or national NGOs or European networks!
Summary of Membership eligibility criteria
|Means No / unnecessary criterion / no access
|Means Yes / necessary criterion / access
Based on the criteria, the following system is applied:
|Different rules may apply depending on event budget; sometimes there are not sufficient funds to cover all full members, other times there are sufficient funds to cover both full and associate members, but as a rule, full members will have priority over associate members.
|It may be agreed on a case by case basis that a representative of an affiliate member organisation or even a non-member organisation may participate in a specific working group, where this is deemed to be of mutual benefit. There is however no automatic entitlement by affiliate members to participate in working groups.
|Means right to be on a mailing list to receive EEB’s publications and certain briefings and other information; though not all strategic or campaigning information or internal documentation.