Due to legal ramifications for non-profit associations like EAS, there are two types of legal membership: Acceded and Regular Members.
When you apply for the individual or institutional membership you automatically become an Acceded Member. This means that you can attend the annual conference and participate in discussions at the annual General Assembly (GA).
A Regular Member has the same rights as an Acceded Member, but is also expected to cast a vote in discussions during the GA, which requires a regular attendance record. Individual members and students have 1 vote per person. An institutional membership has 1 vote per institution, cast by the representative. Additionally, a Regular Member may propose new Honorary Members to the board. Some roles within the association automatically include a Regular Membership: board members, national coordinators, student fora leaders, SFG coordinators, editorial board members and honorary members.
Becoming a Regular Member
Acceded Members can apply to become a Regular Member. There are a few conditions to consider:
- Clarify how you can contribute to the network and the General Assembly (GA).
- As the GA approves new applications, you have to agree that you will be named in the GA.
- Application must be in 10 weeks in advance of the GA (at the annual conference).
- The position is terminated either by non-payment or if you no longer meet any of the prior conditions.
You can apply to become a Regular Member by writing an email to the EAS board (please use the contact form). Please include how long you have been a member in EAS and how you plan to contribute to the network.