who can apply?
The membership of the network is open to those organisations, primarily public ones, but also from the civil society that share the objectives of network.
The statute points out the organizations eligible to apply:
In Sweden: Regions, county councils, county administrative Boards, municipalities, associations of local and regional authorities.
In Italy: The regional governments, the provinces, the municipalities, the local authorities in their associated forms in Emilia-Romagna, as well as the same institutions of all other Italian regions.
In Sweden and Italy: Subjects from the civil society who agree to the aims and purpose of the Network, including educational institutions at all levels.
PARTNERS: Following the increasing number of contacts with organisations from other countries in the European Union the General Assembly of the Network decided, as from the spring of 2009, to give the opportunity to those that want to establish more structured relations with the network and its members to become Partners of the Network. This allows regions, counties, provinces, municipalities, associations of local and regional authorities, as well as subjects from the civil society, from EU countries who agree to the aims and purpose of the Network (Statute of SERN), including educational institutions at all levels, to participate on a regular basis to all the activities of SERN and contribute to its development.
SERN is a membership-based association and such as it aims to provide the best value to its members. Our members are the backbone of the Network, as their experience and knowledge are at the center of the mutual learning processes that SERN promotes.
The membership is a way to add means to increase the international and developmental work of your organisation:
With the support of the Secretariat that provides you:
Sound experience in management and implementation.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Send the form together with a letter of presentation addressed to the Chair of the Executive Board. An e-version of the application form and of the letter shall be also sent to the Secretariat to the attention of Chair of the Executive Board.
The SERN executive Board normally meets three times a year, in February, May, and November. When in session the Board will discuss and decide about the membership application.
Between 2 and 5 Million inhabitants
Membership fees = € 9.226,00
Between 1 and 2 Million inhabitants
Membership fees = € 8.484,00
Between 500.000 and 1 Million inhabitants
Membership fees = € 6.363,00
Up to 499.000 inhabitants
Membership fees = € 4.772,25
Between 300.000 and 1 Million inhabitants
Membership fees = € 424,20 + € 9,45 per 1000 inhabitants
Between 150.000 and 299.999 inhabitants
Membership fees = € 424,20 + € 14,70 per 1000 inhabitants
Between 75.000 and 149.999 inhabitants
Membership fees = € 424,20 + € 15,75 per 1000 inhabitants
Up to 74.999 inhabitants
Membership fees = € 424,20 + € 21,00 per 1000 inhabitants
On the basis of the number of employees and financial capacity.
Educational institutions up to secondary schools non profit-organisations
Membership fees = € 272,50 €
Foundations and Universities
Membership fees = € 1.590,00
Business organisations, consortia, cooperatives, and all other organisations:
Up to 4 employees
Membership fees = € 272,50
Between 5 and 24 employees and less than € 500.000 of annual turnover
Membership fees = € 636,30
Between 5 and 24 employees and more than € 500.000 of annual turnover
Membership fees =€ 1.060,50
More than 24 employees
Membership fees = € 1.590,00 * (+ at least sponsoring of a SERN event each year)
Partnership fees are equal to 70% of the membership fees.