Types of membership

A. Individual members: persons from European countries who identify with the aims of ECA-EC and would like to contribute to and collaborate with the federation

B. Family members: families from European countries who identify with the aims of ECA-EC and would like to contribute to and collaborate with the federation / family means 1 or 2 adults and their children under 27 living at the same address

C. Member choirs: choirs from European countries

D. Member organisations: not-for-profit choral and conductors’ organisations in Europe and other not-for profit organisations working for the development and promotion of vocal music, in Europe. Types of choral organisations:

  • D.1. Major choral umbrella organisations:
    Organisations that operate on a national level and have choir organisations (national, specialized organizations and/or regional organizations) as members
    > Special advantages of membership in addition to the ones mentioned above:
    “Indirect membership in the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat” applies to all members of the members of the umbrella organisation – in some countries this means that practically all choirs/singers/conductors of a given country are considered as indirect members
    > Votes at General Assembly: 30 votes
  • D.2. National choral organisations or similar organisations (e.g. in autonomous regions)
    Organisations that operate on a national level (or in an autonomous region) and have choirs and/or individual singers and/or smaller organisations as members
    > Special advantages of membership in addition to the ones mentioned above:
    “Indirect membership in the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat” applies to all members of the organisation*
    > Votes at General Assembly: 26 votes
  • D.3. Other organisations:
    Small organisations which either are specialized (e.g. in children’s choirs or another specific type of choir), or have a very limited number of choirs or a very limited budget, local or regional organisations, organisations that do not have members
    > Special advantages of membership in addition to the ones mentioned above:
    For choir organisations “Indirect Europa Cantat membership” applies to all members of the
    Organisation* (For umbrella organisations with a limited budget which apply under this category the indirect membership will NOT apply to all members of their members)
    > Votes at General Assembly: 10 votes
    NB: Not-for-profit organisations working for the development and promotion of vocal music which are not choral organisations and do not have choirs or choral organisations as members, e.g. choral centres, organizers of choral events etc., either belong to this category of membership or they can join the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat as partners (see below). In their case the principle of indirect membership cannot be applied.
  • D.4. Conductors’ Associations
    Associations operating on a regional, national or international level which have individual choral conductors as members
    Special advantages of membership in addition to the ones mentioned above: “Indirect membership in the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat” applies to all members of the organization*, i.e. to the conductors personally, though not to their respective choirs
    Conductors associations can send their membership lists to Europa Cantat so that their members receive Europa Cantat publications directly at home
    > Votes at General Assembly: 5 votes

* This rule of indirect membership for members of members does not apply to:
– Member organisations that have not paid their membership fee for the previous year
– Member organisations in country group 3 where indirect membership cannot be checked
– Umbrella organisations that decide to join as organisations in country group 3 [Check country groups] – Organisations or institutions that do not have regular members

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