Member Societies are non-profit national organisations with interests in corrosion, in Europe or beyond.
By joining the EFC, those organisations can offer all the advantages of a European and international network to their individual and corporate members. The benefits available to EFC Member Societies are listed below.
BENEFITS OF EFC MEMBERSHIP
Important benefits available to EFC Member Societies (European and International) include the opportunity to:
- Appoint members to the EFC Working Parties;
- Nominate candidates for the EFC committees (Board of Administrators and Science & Technology Advisory Committee);
- Appoint a representative to the annual EFC General Assembly (with voting rights);
- Nominate candidates for the EFC awards;
- Organise events and courses with EFC endorsement and logo; with special promotion in the EFC "Calendar of Events" which is published on the EFC website and in the EFC Newsletters;
- Obtain discounts on exhibitor booths at annual EUROCORR conferences;
- Free promotional write-ups of the Member Society's corrosion-related events and activities in the EFC Newsletters.
- Availability of General Membership of the World Corrosion Organisation (WCO) at no additional cost subject to formal application and the approval of the WCO Board of Administrators and the WCO General Assembly.
Furthermore, everyone who belongs to an EFC Member Society qualifies for
- reduced registration fees at annual EUROCORR conferences ;
- reduced registration to all EFC-sponsored events, if applicable (with assigned event number);
- access to the restricted area containing the electronic proceedings of past EUROCORR Conferences;
- discounted prices on all EFC publications (EFC 'Green Book' Series).
European Member Societies are also eligible to submit bids for hosting EUROCORR conferences.
Application to become a European or International EFC Member Society
To become a European Member Society:
All applications for European membership must be addressed in writing to one of the offices of the EFC General Secretariat, which will submit them to the Board of Administrators. On the basis of a report by the latter, the General Assembly will make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the application for European membership. The application should include:
- The completed application form,
- A description of the activities of the society or organisation in corrosion and corrosion protection.
- Upon request. The society's statutes in English.
To become an International Member Society:
Since 2006, scientific and technical societies and organisations located outside of Europe may become International Member Societies of the Federation. All applications for international membership must be addressed in writing together to one of the offices of the EFC General Secretariat. The application should include:
- The completed application form,
- A description of the activities of the society or organisation in corrosion and corrosion protection,
- Letters of recommendation of thee European members of the Federation in good standing. This support will be organised on behalf of the applicant by the EFC.
- Upon request. The society's statutes in English
The General Secretariat will submit the application to the Board of Administrators. On the basis of a report by the latter, the General Assembly will make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the application for international membership.