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The Institute of Public Health, University of Porto October Newsletter
MEMBERSHIP POLICY & FEES
*The full list of ASPHER members is available here (last updated 31 May 2017).
“The following shall be eligible for full membership in the Association: schools/teaching institutions, scientific/research institutes, and other structures, (i) with a role in education and/or training in public health, (ii) established within the European Region*, as defined by World Health Organization” (ASPHER Statutes § 4.1). “(i) Individuals and (ii) institutions which do not meet the criteria for admission as elaborated in article 4.1., with a legitimate interest in public health education and/or training, and willing to support ASPHER in its mission (…), shall be eligible for associate membership (…)” (ASPHER Statutes § 4.2). “Full and associate members must be accepted by the General Assembly. Applications for full or associate membership of the Association must be submitted in writing to the Executive Board (…). The Executive Board may decide to grant to the applicants a candidate member status (…). The Executive Board decides what information should be included in the applications for membership” (ASPHER Statutes § 4.3).
Members’ main obligations include (ref. ASPHER Statutes § 4.4): (i) cooperation to the best of their ability in the achievement of the Association’s goals; (ii) refrainment from all activities contrary to ASPHER’s statutes or which may jeopardize the achievement of the Association’s goals; (iii) payment of annual membership fees. Only full members have voting rights at the Association's General Assembly. Candidate members have no voting rights until their (full) membership is officially approved by the General Assembly.