Effective members benefit from gaining involvement in the European PPE community and consequently having the opportunity to have input into European legislative and standard issues. ESF effective members also will receive early information on European issues and have access to lobbying within the EU Commission. Becoming an ESF effective member also means taking.
Who are the effective members?
National associations or federations of PPE-suppliers (Personal Protection Equipment) established within EU Free Trade Association (EFTA) or within a candidate member of the EU or the European Free Trade Association or within a candidate member state of the EU or the EFTA.
Local or regional associations active in at least 2 European nations, except when in one of such nations a national organisation is already an effective member. National associations of PPE suppliers with an establishment outside of the EU or the EFTA, with proviso that the specific acceptance conditions as stated infra be satisfied. Only one effective member shall be admitted per country.
Effective members have voting rights at the General Meeting (one vote per member) and may be appointed as Board Member.
Become a member:
The candidate members addresses their nomination to the president of the Board of Directors, who transfers it immediately to the other board members. Each of the members has the right to express a negative opinion within thirty (30) days after written notice and notified it in writing to the President. A candidate member for which no negative advice was released, becomes automatically provisional member after expiry of the period of thirty (30) days. The membership shall be ratified at the next General Assembly. If a negative opinion, the candidacy as an effective member will be deliberated at the next Board of Directors who takes a provisional decision on the admission as an effective member. The next General Assembly will finally decide on the refusal or approval of the admission as an effective member. At this General Assembly shall be at least two / thirds (2/3) of the members present or represented. The decision shall be taken by a two / thirds (2/3) majority. Until this meeting, the candidate-member will be a provisional member and membership fees are due.
Effective members pay a membership that will be recorded yearly in the General Assembly