The EFC is open to scientific and technical societies and organisations who are in pursuance of the advancement, best practice and education of the science and technology of corrosion and its control for the socio-economic benefit of mankind and the well-being of the environment.
These societies and organisations must
- be in full compliance with the objectives of Article 3 of the EFC Statutes,
- be non-profit organisations,
- and have legal status.
There are two categories of Member Societies:
- European Member Societies are located within Europe
- International Member Societies are located outside Europe
In this context, Europe encompasses all full member states of the Council of Europe.
Affiliate Membership of the EFC is available to organisations which support the purpose of the EFC (see Article 3 of the EFC Statutes) on payment of an appropriate annual contribution. Two classes of Affiliate Membership exist; one for
- Companies and the other for
- Universities and Research Organisations.
The EFC General Assembly may confer the title of Honorary Member on any individual having made, in the opinion of the Board of Administrators, a particular contribution to the achievement of the aims of the EFC.
Branches are structures, which may gather individuals and/or institutions, in pursuance of the advancement, best practice and education of the science and technology of corrosion and its control for the socio-economic benefit of mankind and the well-being of the environment. The branches must be in compliance with the objectives of Article 3 of these statutes and must be non-profit organisations. Branches are admitted by invitation subjected to the Board of Administrators recommendation and General Assembly approval.