Become a member

COLEACP MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE

1. CONDITION OF ELIGIBILITY

Only companies and organisations from either a european country or from a country in the list of ACP States (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) are eligible for membership. ACP countries have signed the Lomé Convention and Cotonou Agreement (http://www.acp.int/node/7).

2. PROFILE OF MEMBERS

To become an active member of COLEACP, companies must either demonstrate that their business involves the production/export or import of horticultural produce originating in ACP countries, or a related economic activity operating in the ACP-EU horticultural industry, or be a professional organisation representative of ACP exporters.

Other representative professional organisations, as well as support organisations operating in the ACP-EU horticultural industry can be co-opted as associate members in an advisory capacity and without the right to vote at General Meetings (eg : consulting agencies, independent consultants).

Active or associate members of the Committee must appoint their permanent representatives to the association.

3. THE APPLICANT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN BECOMING A MEMBER

The candidate for membership must first express his interest by completing a first form. Simply complete and return the form by clicking on “application form” or by clicking here.

4. THE APPLICANT RECEIVES HIS APPLICATION FILE

Following the expression of interest, the General Delegation sends the applicant a file consisting of two documents:

  • Fact sheet 1: Application form Fact sheet 1 - Application form
  • Fact sheet 2: Identity form (questionnaire)
5. THE APPLICANT RETURNS HIS FILE DULY COMPLETED TO THE COLEACP GENERAL DELEGATION

This is done via email.

6. SUPPORT TO THE CANDIDATE

According to the articles of the association, submissions must be accompanied by at least two letters of support by active members of the association.

7. THE APPLICATION FILE IS REVIEWED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE COLEACP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

For ratification or rejection of the application.

8. THE APPLICATION BECOMES MEMBER OF COLEACP

The membership is confirmed to the candidate via email by the general delegation who sends the member’s certificate.

9. PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEE

Once membership fee has been settled (150€/year), the member will have privileged access to the various services offered by the association, especially all material in the e-library (production guides and training material). It can also participate in the life of the association, for example by sharing its constraints by seeking solutions to these specific problems and the means to develop its business.