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CirclesEurope has two types of membership: full membership and associate membership.

  • Full membership is open to organisations which are delivering Circles according to the “Definitions and Standards of Circles” as laid down in the internal regulations and/or which serve in an umbrella capacity for those organisations.
  • Associate membership is open to all private, public, profit, not-for-profit and government organisations and bodies  with  an interest in and commitment to the principles and objectives of Circles and CirclesEurope.
  • Individual associate membership is open to all individuals within or outside the Council of Europe area of interest, with an interest in and commitment to the principles and objectives of Circles and CirclesEurope.

Associate members have the same rights and obligations as full members, with the exception of voting rights at the General Meeting(GM).

Benefits of full membership
  • One or two reduced fee places for CirclesEurope conferences, depending upon CirclesEurope’s resources.
  • Access to Circles materials which will be produced by CirclesEurope; materials will be provided in English and may be used for translation in the own language by the full member.
  • Use and benefit from mutual support, consultations, funding ideas, evaluation, research reports and research proposals and invitations, marketing materials, volunteer recruitment and support materials
  • Receive a half-yearly CirclesEurope newsletter
Benefits of associate membership
  • Notification of and invitation to CirclesEurope events and to the General Meeting
  • Access to the European Handbook
  • Access to the CirclesEurope Full Member network for national contact names and details
  • One reduced-rate place at CirclesEurope conferences
  • Alerts to planned and developing Circles evaluation and research initiative
  • Receive a half-yearly CirclesEurope newsletter
Annual membership fee
  • Full membership: 40 euro
  • Associate membership (organisations): 25 euro
  • Individual associate membership: 10 euro

To become a full member or associate member: fill in the  CirclesEurope Application form and send to:

We hope to be able to welcome Circles providers and COSA friends from all over Europe! 

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