Ordinary Members (OM) — power to vote at General Assemblies
Associate Members (AM) — non-voting
OM – Ordinary membership includes the founding members of Dystonia Europe, national patient organisations in European countries, foundations, and medical/scientific/healthcare bodies with an interest in dystonia.
AM – Associate members are individuals, non-European patient or other not-for-profit or commercial organisations, or groups/associations in Europe which are not yet fully legally constituted but are recognised following the laws and customs of their country of origin.
Membership fee– Dystonia Europe charges a small yearly membership fee to cover administrative costs. The Fee for ordinary members is set from time to time by the General Assembly and is presently (2013) €100.
How to become a member?
Organisations wishing to apply for Full or Associate membership shall apply in writing to DE giving the following information:
• Membership Application
• Organisation registration number and a copy of the current statues, translated into English
• Details of current directors – names, positions, and responsibilities in the organisation
• Financial accounts for the previous 2 years, independently audited
Send the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The DE Board will then review the application and statutes to ensure they meet the DE requirements. The membership has to be approved by the following AGM (Annual General Assembly).