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Become a member

ceeweblogojoinCEEweb for Biodiversity is an international network open to NGOs and individuals from the Central and East European region or from any other country actively working in this region with nature conservation issues. Member organizations of CEEweb for Biodiversity can participate in all activities and events of the network and are welcome to join the CEEweb for Biodiversity Working Groups. Full members are entitled to send their representative to the Annual Meeting, where they can directly take part in the discussions and in decision-making through their voting right. Members can also be elected to the Board and the Supervisory Committee of CEEweb for Biodiversity.

Application for membership

Read our mission, aims and our Articles of association. If your organisation works towards the CEEweb mission and accepts its aims, you can apply for membership. Application for the CEEweb membership can be requested by sending us the following documents:

  • Documents of the organization:
    • Official registration documents (in original language or English)
    • Statute and other relevant licenses (in original language or English)
    • Description of organization: mission, aims and current projects (in English)
    • Organizational chart: structure, membership and decision-making process (in English)
    • Annual work program for the coming year (in English)
    • Statement of intent: what the applicant expects from joining CEEweb for Biodiversity and what they can offer in return

Applications may be sent by post to the Budapest Office or by e-mail to Ms Edina Budai: budai@nullceeweb.org.

New members are endorsed by the Annual Meeting of CEEweb by simple majority. After deliberation of the above-mentioned documents the Board proposes to the Annual Meeting to approve or disapprove the applicant’s membership.

Note: If you attend the Annual Meeting and you are not the official representative of your NGO, you need to bring a letter of authorization/credentials with you stating that once a member, you are entitled to vote in the name of your organization.

If you are an applicant

Try to come to the Annual Meeting to get to know us. Our Annual Meeting is always in the autumn. (Read about our previous Annual Meetings.) We also appreciate if you introduce your NGO at the Annual Meeting in a non-formal way. You can do that in a Power Point presentation, if you like (keep it within a maximum of ten slides).

Types of membership you can request

Full members can be non-governmental organizations that are legal entities in their own right, active in the field of nature conservation with an environmental objective aimed at the public good and with a view to sustainable development.

Honorary members are individual members on whom the association wishes to confer this status in consideration of the moral support or the actual work they have contributed. The Annual Meeting is deciding by recommendation of the Board or any member of CEEweb for Biodiversity about the approval of an honorary status. Honorary members are free of any membership fee.

Supporting members are NGOs or individual members who support the organisation with voluntary work or donations, but not wishing to take part in the activities of the organization as a full member.

Should you have more questions about becoming a member, please contact Ms Edina Budai.