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Join Eurocare

Should your organisation be interested in applying for membership, please download here the application form and declaration of interest.

Individual members can also apply.

To find out more about Eurocare's values as well as about membership criteria and benefits, you can consult our Charter and our membership information brief.

For more information or to submit your application please email or

Joining the Eurocare network will give you opportunity to have a greater voice in the issue of alcohol related harm which is of ever growing importance on the European political agenda. Moreover, being a member of Eurocare provides members with a unique opportunity to foster relationships with other organisations working in the field of alcohol across Europe, as well as exchange information and best practice. Members benefit from being informed about policy developments at EU level and participating in EU level policy making through involvement in diverse campaigns, events and consultations.

The rights and duties of Eurocare members vary, depending on their type of membership; the sole prerequisite for joining our network is that your organisation receives no (direct or indirect) funding from the alcohol industry (that is, alcohol producers and retailers).

Natural persons which take actively part in alcohol policy or have health promotion or health education as part of their activities and have been recommended by two Full Members. Associated Members must be independent of political parties and commercial interests.

The rights of full and associated members include:

  • News from the EU institutions, analysis of EU political developments in areas of relevance to alcohol policy, coordination of NGO input on EU policy consultations, networking opportunities, support for Eurocare's members’ activities, opportunity for being a partner on Eurocare's projects.
  • Access to Eurocare information and publications
  • Access to the “members’ only” section of Eurocare website which features valuable information recent developments, and on the internal functioning of Eurocare
  • The opportunity to include your news items in the Eurocare Newsletter
  • Networking opportunities including invitations to attend conferences, seminars, and Annual General Meetings organised by Eurocare in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and best practices between its member organisations
  • Full members also have the right to be involved in the management of Eurocare (i.e. the right to vote in the General Assembly and the right to nominate members for the Board of Directors).

The duties of full and associated members include:

  • Assist Eurocare Secretariat in its work by providing intelligence on recent developments in your country i.e. input into EU consultations
  • Respectfully and appropriately representing Eurocare and its interests
  • Regular payment of membership fee.

The membership fee is annual and varies depending on the type of membership. For 2015 the minimum annual membership fee amounts to €650 euros for full members and to €200 for Associate members and International organisations. Organisations with limited resources can be exempted from the obligation to pay the membership fee and instead make a contribution in kind (staff time, research, assistance in writing reports etc).

If you would like to apply please send us the following documents:

  • Statues of your organisation and formal recognition of the national authorities
  • Latest report of activities;
  • Presentation leaflet or any other useful information related to the application for membership.