EDbU has different types of members: Full members, Affiliated members and Associate members, Individual members.
National organisations of persons with deafblindness which have a legal entity, active and present in Europe with a clear majority of deafblind voting members among its membership and with a governing Executive Committee with a majority of persons with deafblindness whose objectives conform to the purpose, objectives and aims of EDbU are eligible to apply for full membership.
National associations of/for persons with deafblindness active and present in Europe, affiliated to organisations of the deaf or blind, having legal entity, with a clear majority of deafblind voting members among its membership and with a governing Executive Committee with a majority of persons with deafblindness whose objectives conform to the purpose, objectives and aims of EDbU are also eligible to apply for full membership in special cases where national organisation of persons with deafblindness do not exist or have not yet been established.
Full membership is limited to one (1) national organisation of persons with deafblindness in each country. If there are two or more organisations like this, they shall agree which one of them shall apply for full membership.
Full members can set and approve the policy directions and the priorities of the EDbU and contribute to all of its activities on an ongoing basis.
Full members of the EDbU, shall have the right to be represented in all activities established by the EDbU, to vote in debates on policy and at General Assemblies where they are present, and to nominate persons for committees of the EDbU.
Each Full member elects one national representative, who is an individual and who must be a person with deafblindness.
Organisations of persons with deafblindness situated in countries that are not geographically situated in Europe but wish to become affiliated to the EDbU, can apply for affiliated membership.
Any European, national, regional, and local organisation, which does not meet the above-given criteria of a national organisation of/for persons with deafblindness, but desires to support the aims of the EDbU and whose aims and objectives are not in contrast to the purpose, objectives and aims of EDbU, may apply to become an Associate member. This may include corporate and profit-oriented associations and groupings.
Any individual who has shown an interest in the EDbU’s work and thinks s/he can further the aims and objectives of EDbU can apply to be an Individual member.
Associate, Affiliated and Individual members have the right to participate as observers in all activities of the EDbU including the General Assemblies apart from Executive Committee meetings. They may also make proposals to the EDbU General Assemblies, but may not vote or nominate candidates for any elected position within the EDbU.
All members shall be informed and consulted on an ongoing basis about the activities of the EDbU.
All members of the EDbU shall pay an annual membership fee to the EDbU. At this moment the membership fee is 50 euro.
Below are the application forms for membership. If you want to become a member please fill out the appropriate form, print it, sing it and send it to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
After approval we will send you a confirmation with the payment details.