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Membership in YEE

If you become a YEE member organisation, you can benefit from these opportunities:

  • Promote the activities and work of your organisation with the network and similar environmental organisations.
  • Establish new connections and partnerships with reliable environmental youth organisations from various European countries.
  • Share your experience in raising environmental awareness, environmental youth work and environmental protection.
  • Join international projects organised by YEE: training courses, youth exchanges, campaigns, etc.
  • Receive YEE e-newsletter and other online and printed publications.
  • Propose and organise international projects with YEE: receive help with fundraising and project management.

Types of membership

There are two types of membership in YEE:

  1. full member
  2. associate member

YEE Membership criteria

1. Full members
can be those non-governmental organisations, which

  • have the same objectives as YEE, which is to encourage the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of nature so as to arise awareness of environmental problems among young people in Europe;
  • are self-governing youth organisations or autonomous youth sections of organisations;
  • are democratically organised on national or regional level;
  • are from European country.

2. Associate members
can be those non-governmental organisations, which

  • are interested in objectives and activities of YEE, but can not or do not want to become full members (e.g. non-European organisations)

YEE Membership rights

  1. Full members have the right to vote at YEE Annual Meeting and their representatives can contest for all positions within YEE. Full members pay full annual membership fees.
  2. Associate members can participate at YEE Annual Meeting, but cannot vote. Associate members pay half of the annual membership fee.

Membership fees

Membership fees for 2014: Check the table with membership fees.

Membership fees as from 2015: Table with new membership fees

How to apply for YEE membership

Send to the Secretariat:

  1. The application form
  2. The attachments requested:
  • Statutes of the organisation in English translation

Deadline: Scans of the documents (application form and Statutes) should be sent by email to YEE office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at least two months before YEE Annual Meeting. The originals should be sent by registered post to YEE office before the start of YEE Annual Meeting.

Processing of membership:

  1. Applications for full members are processed at the Annual Meeting. An organisation is accepted as a full member if it gets 2/3 of the votes, abstentions not counted. The applying organisation must present itself at the Annual Meeting.
  2. An organisation is accepted as an associate member by simple majority of votes