Membership of the Network can be obtained by application to the Board of the Network.
The Network has three types of membership: Ordinary Associate & Honorary members. The Network keeps a register of members and updates its membership every year.
Ordinary members can become, upon application to the board and decision of the General Assembly, organisations based in the countries of South East Europe. The organisations must contribute, with their activities, to strengthen, further develop and promote the vision and objectives of the Network and be actively involved in the implementation of the work plan of the Network. The founding members are the initial ordinary members.
Criteria for ordinary membership
1. Ordinary members must be a legally registered organisation or network in one of the countries of the SEE region.
2. Ordinary members must agree with the Network’s vision, mission and policy principles, including the code of conduct.
3. Ordinary members must have a proven track record of expertise in a drug policy field relevant to local, national, regional and international drug policy.
4. Ordinary members must have the willingness to engage actively with policy makers and decision making bodies in their country and or the SEE region.
Associate members can become, upon application and decision of the board, organisations and individuals who support the vision, objectives and work plan of the Network and accept the statutes of the Network. Associate members have the right to participate at the General Assembly; they have not the right to vote
Honorary members can become organisations and individuals, after recommendation of the Board and decision of the General Assembly, who contributed in an excellent way to the promotion of the Network objectives. Honorary members have the right to participate at the General Assembly; they have not the right to vote.
Obligations of the members
1. Annual contribution
Ordinary members are obliged to pay an annual contribution to the Network. The annual contribution may change each year upon decision of the General Assembly. Any failure to pay the ordinary member’s annual contribution for more than 1 year implies deletion of the member.
Associate and honorary members are exempted from the obligation to pay an annual contribution
2. Dismissal of ordinary members
Dismissal of an ordinary member is decided by the General Assembly, upon recommendation of the Board, when it develops an activity contrary to the objectives and principles of the Network.
Rights of the members
Ordinary members have the right to participate at the General Assembly, have the right to vote and stand for election in the Network bodies. They have the right to be informed, to send proposals to the Network bodies and to receive answers
All members receive at least once per year a newsletter with information about developments and activities of the Network.