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There are five categories of membership:
- Founding Members (5 permanent members of the "Executive Committee" - the fixed part of the "Board of Directors")
- Regularly Members of EPMA
- Institutional Members of EPMA
- Corporate Members of EPMA
- Other types of membership.
1. Founding members are the five people who attended the first EPMA General Assembly held to approve the Statutes of the Association.
2. Active membership of persons who are active in European Countries and Associated State of the European Union.
3. Active membership may be obtained by those entities which fall within one of the following categories:
A) At European level:
All institutional organisations active at European level recognised under public or private law, on the condition they can prove that they are involved in activities or share responsibilities that are compatible with EPMA’s projects and objectives;
B) At national level:
Organisation membership may be obtained by any not-for-profit or professional organisation, registered or recognised under public or private law, on the condition they can prove that they are involved in activities or share responsibilities that are compatible with EPMA’s projects and objectives;
4. Corporate membership may be obtained by all companies recognised under public or private law, on the condition they can prove that they are involved in activities or share responsibilities that are compatible with EPMA’s aims and objectives.
5. Other types of membership include the following categories:
a) Members of "Advisory Board",
b) Individual membership (residents of European countries who support the aims and objectives of the EPMA),
c) Honorary Members, Supporting Members, Associate Members or Observers may be created according to terms and conditions defined in the By-laws.
All applications for membership must be sent to the "Executive Committee" in writing.
When an applicant falling into category III or IVb applies for membership, the application for membership must be submitted by the persons authorised by law to represent such legal entity.
Membership automatically entails compliance with these Statutes and payment of annual membership fees which is, however, omitted for the members of the "Board of Directors".
Applications for membership shall be promptly examined as defined in the By-laws.
Application for membership automatically commits the applicant to providing all documents or information deemed necessary to examine the membership application.
The "General Assembly" will decide on the admission of new members by a simple majority vote.
Loss of membership
Membership in the EPMA shall be withdrawn, if any of the following events occur:
- lack of required capacity for membership, as defined under Article 6,
- written resignation notice,
- failure to pay annual membership fees,
Members may resign at any time by sending a registered letter to the Chairman of the "Board of Directors". Resignation will take effect upon expiration of a three-month period as of the date notification is received by the Chairman. However, the membership fees due for the current year shall remain due. Members who resign have no right to EPMA's assets.
The "Executive Committee" or the "Board of Directors" may submit a motion to suspend a Member after allowing the party concerned to defend themselves. Suspension of a Member will be effective pursuant to a decision made in "General Assembly" by a majority of at least two-thirds of the Members present or represented. The "Board of Directors" may temporarily suspend such Member until this decision is made.