Membership Conditions

Member organisations

The activities of the member organisations of EACH are adapted to the needs of each particular country and are basically oriented to:

  • advise, inform and support families or carers of sick children;
  • promote the welfare of sick children amongst doctors, nurses and other professionals;
  • negotiate with governmental authorities to improve the care of children in health care services.

Membership is open to national non-profit non-governmental organisations, who have accepted the EACH Charter, are actively working towards its implementation and meet the following requirements:

  • promote the welfare of all sick children and with regard to all kinds of illnesses and/or disabilities;
  • have existed for at least two years;
  • have a written constitution specifically mentioning in its purpose clause the support of all sick children and their families/carers;
  • aim towards active parent/carer participation in the organisation;
  • send to EACH its annual accounts and annual reports, including its current activities on the EACH Charter;
  • pay the annual membership fee to EACH (current annual fee: Euro 200.—).

Decisions on admittance of members shall be made by the Co-ordinating Committee and acknowledged by the General Assembly. Click here when you want to ask for more information on how to join EACH as a member organisation.

Membership is exercised through the nomination of one representative for each {tip Note::Nation as defined by the United Nations.}nation{/tip} to the Co-ordinating Committee. The members of the Co-ordinating Committee meet in regular intervals and organize the European Conferences and General Assemblies of EACH.

Associate Members

National organisations related to the cause of EACH, who might not pursue all points of our Charter and the requirements for membership, but whose activities complement the activities of EACH, may become non-voting associate members of EACH.

Organisations applying for associate membership have to meet the following requirements:

  • have existed for at least two years;
  • have a written constitution specifically mentioning in its purpose clause the support of sick children and their families/carers;
  • aim towards active parent/carer participation in the organisation;
  • pay the agreed annual associate membership fee to EACH (current annual fee: Euro 125.—).

Decisions on admittance of associate members shall be made by the Co-ordinating Committee and acknowledged by the General Assembly. Click here when you want to ask for more information on how to join EACH as an associated member organisation.

Associate members will be informed about the activities of EACH and will be invited to the European Conferences and General Assemblies of EACH with the right to speak.

Individual members

Individual persons related to the cause of EACH may become non-voting members of EACH. They will be informed about the activities of EACH and will be invited to the European Conferences and General Assemblies of EACH with the right to speak. Individual members agree to pay the reduced annual membership fee of EACH (current annual fee: Euro 45.—). Click here when you want to ask for more information about individual membership of EACH.