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We welcome on board the people who want to help the business environment through our organisation.

We welcome everyone who is willing to bring on expertise on board, who is opened to share knowledge and build the next generation of professionals in Ethics and Compliance.

We want those people who dare to take a stand and move things in the right direction.

We want people with a growth mindset , because we too, never stop learning and we expect this from our members too!

People whose moral and business values are doubtful and use the name of the association in their own personal interest.

People who are part of associations or companies with a negative reputation.

People who are not willing to work with others, listen or provide feedback.

Professionals outside the scope of the Association.

We want to extend our network by carefully selecting our members, therefore in order to become a member you must follow the below steps:

General principles

The membership of the Association implies full adherence to the Articles of Association and the Statute of the Association, as well as to the internal regulations, policies and procedures of the Association.

EECA’s members must act together responsibly and with integrity in all of the Association’s dealings as this is the ground rule of EECA.

Categories of memberships

The Association reunites the following categories of members:

(a) Founding members - are natural persons who have legally established the Association and contributed morally and financially to its founding and to the initial patrimony.

(b) Associate members - are natural persons who are subsequently associated with the founding of the Association and who have the right to vote in the General Assembly.

(c) Honorary members - are natural persons who receive the honorary title of member of the Association, without having the right to vote in the General Assembly;

Eligibility conditions

All persons holding a permanent residence permit in any Member State of the European Union or in an associated state or in a state which is in the process of EU accession may become members of the Association.

All members of EECA are held to the highest standards of integrity when it comes to their profession, public image and when acting on behalf of EECA, therefore any candidate who has been convicted by a final judgement of a national or international court of law for a criminal offence and has not been deemed rehabilitated, should refrain from applying for membership.

Becoming a member

The quality of associate member is acquired on the basis of a formal application file which is addressed to the President of the Association. The application file consists in:

  • a signed written declaration of the applicant stating that he/she fully understands and commits to the mission of the Association. (The mission of the Association is to promote the field of Ethics and Compliance on European Union’s level as well as globally and to promote the essential elements that ensure a complete functioning of the organizations and an ethical and sustainable behaviour from the professionals.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from two members of the Association who are aware of the activity of the applicant
  • a complete curriculum vitae of the applicant

The president of the Association will immediately submit the application file for registration. The Board of Directors will analyze the application request and decide in the presence of two thirds of its members, following a vote, to accept or reject the application. The application is considered accepted if the majority of the members of the Board of Directors who are present, vote for the respective applicant to be accepted.

The quality of associate member is acquired at the date of the written communication of the decision of the Board of Directors. The decision is communicated within 5 working days following the vote of the Board of Directors.

Withdrawal of the membership

Membership is withdrawn in the following situations:

  1. In the situation where, after having received the approval of the membership, it will be found that the information contained in the application file is inaccurate when reffering to the mission of the EECA, the applicant will be excluded ex tempore from the Association.
  2. Voluntarily, upon submitting a written request to the president of the Association.
  3. Following the decision of the General Assembly, but not without a prior hearing of the person concerned; the decision being taken by simple majority, as a sanction for:
  4. serious and / or repeated violations of the provisions of the Articles of Association and / or the Statute and / or the internal regulations, policies and procedures of the Association;
  5. actions and / or conduct that are contrary to the purposes of the Association;

Facts that damage the image and the good reputation of the Association;

  1. engaging the name of the Association in individual or collective actions, projects or other activities, without the written consent of the Board of Directors;
  2. use of the name, logo, logos or other signs and names associated with the activities of the Association, for purposes other than those established by the Board of Directors and in accordance with this Statute and the Articles of Association, as well as with the internal regulations, policies and procedures;
  3. a final decision of a court has applied to the member to a measure involving deprivation of liberty and the decision is final;
  4. After the death of the respective member

Annual contributions

The annual contributions shall be paid, according to the quality held by each member within the Association, as follows:

(a) Founding members and associate members shall pay an annual fee established by the General Assembly; You may find the link to the annual fees here

(b) Honorary Members are not required to pay an annual fee;

(3) The membership fee shall be established annually, at the proposal of the Board of Directors and voted by the General Assembly, and shall be published on the Association's website.

Failure to comply with the obligation to support the Association’s activities by paying the annual fee mentioned in this chapter may result in:

  • Denying access to the material base and other facilities of the Association, under the conditions established by the internal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Exclusion from the association if the annual fee has not been payed in more than 6 months after the approval of the application request is communicated or after the official communication of the annual membership fee for the respective year.
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Rights and obligations of the members

Founding members

The founding members have the following rights:

(a) to take part in the General Assembly and to vote in it;

(b) to elect and be elected in the management, administration and control bodies of the Association;

(c) to participate in all activities of the Association;

(d) to present to any management, administration and control body of the Association proposals, suggestions and notices in relation to any problems that are of interest to the activity of the Association and to receive answers from them within a reasonable time;

(e) to specify his / her personal position if the bodies of the Association take into consideration the problems that concern them;

(f) be informed about the activity and financial situation of the Association;

(g) to renounce membership of the Association;

(h) have access to the material base and other facilities of the Association, under the conditions established by the internal regulations, policies and procedures.

The founding members have the following obligations:

(a) to comply with the Articles of Association and the Statute of the Association, the legal and statutory decisions of the Board of Directors and of the General Assembly, as well as the regulations, policies and internal procedures of the Association;

(b) to manifest, in the professional and extra-professional activity, a conduct that does not contradict the aims and interests of the Association;

(c) to participate in the activities carried out by the Association.

(d) to pay the annual membership fee established by the General Assembly;

Honorary members

Honorary members have the following rights:

(a) to participate in all activities of the Association;

(b) to present to any management, administration and control body of the Association proposals, suggestions and notices in relation to any problems that are of interest to the activity of the Association and to receive answers from them within a reasonable time;

(c) to attend the General Assembly, as an observer (without voting rights), at the invitation of the Governing Board;

(d) be informed about the activity and financial situation of the Association;

(e) to renounce the honorary membership of the Association;

(f) to have access to the material base and other facilities of the Association, under the conditions established by the internal regulations, policies and procedures.

The honorary members have the following obligations:

(a) to comply with the Articles of Association and the Statute of the Association, the legal and statutory decisions of the Board of Directors and of the General Assembly, as well as the regulations, policies and internal procedures of the Association;

(b) to manifest, in the professional and extra-professional activity, a conduct that does not contradict the aims and interests of the Association.

The honorary members have no rights over the patrimony of the Association.

Associate members 

Associate members have the following rights:

(a) to participate in all activities of the Association;

(b) to present to any management, administration and control body of the Association proposals, suggestions and notices in relation to any problems that are of interest to the activity of the Association and to receive answers from them within a reasonable time;

(c) to attend the General Assembly, as an observer (without voting rights), at the invitation of the Governing Board;

(d) to be informed about the activity and financial situation of the Association;

(e) to renounce the honorary membership of the Association;

(f) have access to the material base and other facilities of the Association, under the conditions established by the internal regulations, policies and procedures.

The associate members have the following obligations:

(a) to comply with the Articles of Association and the Statute of the Association, the legal and statutory decisions of the Board of Directors and of the General Assembly, as well as the regulations, policies and internal procedures of the Association;

(b) to manifest, in the professional and extra-professional activity, a conduct that does not contradict the aims and interests of the Association.

(c)  to pay the annual membership fee established by the General Assembly;

The associate members have no rights over the patrimony of the Association.