Joining IHEYO as organisation

Membership possibilities

-Full membership, open to to youth branches of humanist organizations and humanist organizations dedicated to the activities of youth under the age of 35. These humanist organizations must be formally constituted within a country and be democratically governed. The youth activities of the organization do not need to be the major activity of the organization. It is enough when some of the activity carried out by the organization is dedicated to youth.
-Consultative membership, open to any humanist association.
(-Individual membership for individuals younger than 35 years of age, preferrably when no national/local organization is natural to join.)

Formal rights of membership

1) Full members have the right to vote at the General Assembly. Each voting member has one vote, but organization with over 1000 members have two votes and organizations with over 3000 members have three votes. Only members under 35 years of age are considered. In the case of umbrella organizations, the members of member organizations are counted.
2) Consultative and individual members do not have a vote at the General Assembly, but they do have speaking rights.

General Assembly of IHEYO

The General Assembly is the highest decision making body within IHEYO and is comprised of all voting and non-voting members. The General Assembly is yearly held. When a member is unable to send a delegate, the right to their vote may be transferred to another delegation by informing the IHEYO Secretary-General in writing, by post or fax.

What is considered a humanist organization?

To be considered a humanist organization, it is sufficient that the goals of the organization are consistent with IHEYO’s main aims and identity. Humanism is defined according to the IHEU Amsterdam declaration 2002. A humanist organization may have members that do not consider themselves humanists.

What will membership to IHEYO cost?

The General Assembly 2004 decided that from the year 2005, membership in IHEYO will cost

Full members:
For member organization with less than 1,000 members: 50 Euros.
For member organization with more than 1,000 members: 75 Euros.
For member organization with more than 3,000 members: 100 Euros.

Other members:
For consultative members 25 Euros.
For individual members 10 Euros.

If any organization/member cannot pay the stipulated fees then the organization concerned has to formally state why they could not and the EC would then decide on the possibility to waive the fee.

How do I become a member?

To be admitted as a member organization, the organization must agree with IHEYO’s main identity and aims, and be accepted by the General Assembly. A majority vote of represented full members at a General Assembly shall be sufficient to admit a member.

Next chance to be admitted as member is at the General Assembly of 2005. Please apply a good time ahead (i.e. lastest March 2005).

Click here to download the application form (PDF-file)

It is not compulsory, but we appreciate it when you can send with the Application Form, your organisation's By Laws and list of current boardmembers together with a statement of official registration within your country (when applying for full membership).

The Application Form needs to be sent to the IHEYO secretariat undersigned and filled in. The executive Committee of the IHEYO will incorporate the received applications in the agenda for the GA.

When you want to read more about IHEYO and membership to IHEYO, please read the IHEYO By Laws or contact the IHEYO Ececutive Committee.

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