Become a member
COLEACP MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE
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).
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.
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.
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)
This is done via email.
According to the articles of the association, submissions must be accompanied by at least two letters of support by active members of the association.
For ratification or rejection of the application.
The membership is confirmed to the candidate via email by the general delegation who sends the member’s certificate.
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.