OII Europe is the largest umbrella intersex organisation fighting for intersex human rights in Europe, which has members in all regions of Europe. By becoming a member of OII Europe you can join the biggest network of intersex-led organisations in Europe.
What kind of memberships are available?
OII Europe has three types of membership:
- Full membership with voting rights
- Full membership without voting rights
- Supporting membership
Full Membership is available to intersex-led organisations or groups only
The organisation doesn’t need to be registered. If an non intersex-led organisation hosts an intersex-led project or group this project or group can become a member.
Non intersex-led organisations are welcome to become a Supporting Member.
Any Full Member who has paid their membership fees is a Full Member with voting rights and can nominate members for the Steering Board of OII Europe.
Available to intersex-led organisations only
This status applies when membership fees are not paid. A member who has not paid membership fees loses voting rights and the right to nominate candidates for the OII Europe Steering Board, until the fees for each year of membership have been paid.
Available to all organisations
Supporting members have no voting rights and no right to nominate candidates for the OII Europe Steering Board. Supporting Members are welcome to support OII Europe with donations, but do not pay membership fees.
Reasons to become a member of OII Europe
Member organizations are amongst the first people to be notified of OII Europe’s upcoming events.
OII Europe always aims to support its member organisations’ work. Support can include mentoring, capacity building, providing resources in national languages and, informing European policy makers and politicians about the situation on national level and our members work based on the ongoing exchange with and consent of our member organisations, among others.
Members of member organisations are eligible to run for positions on the Board of OII Europe if supported by the governing structure of their organisations.
Becoming an OII Europe member
To become a member of OII Europe organisation you need to fill the Membership application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OII_Europe_MembershipApplication
OII Europe aims to accept or decline organisations within the time frame of four months.
Member organisation’s work and actions should align with the principles of human rights and with OII Europe’s goals and values, as laid down in OII Europe’s Strategic Plan. In case of non-compliance an organisation’s existing membership may be reconsidered.
Full members of OII Europe with voting rights are required to pay membership fees in a timely manner, the latest towards the end of the year. In a year with a General Assembly (GA), the membership fees need to be paid the latest a week before the GA in order for members to be able to vote. If paid later, a proof of payment needs to be presented at the latest on the day of the GA before the GA starts to be able to vote. In order to be able to nominate candidates for the OII Europe Steering Board (incl. Co-Chairs) the fees must be paid before the deadline for nominating the candidates.
The membership fee for one year of OII Europe membership is currently 50 Euros. The amount can be up for change through a General Assembly decision by simple majority.
According to the decision of the General Assembly held on the 17. March 2018, the following additional regulations apply:
Membership fees are to be paid beginning with the year that the organization became a member of OII Europe.
(Starting with 2019 and until the next GA the membership fee will be raised to)
50,- €/ year for all member organisations
Organisations that have an annual budget which allows them to pay higher fees, are encouraged to do so
a) If an organisation wants to contribute more than 50,- €/year in membership fees, this organisation shall write an email to OII Europe committing to the membership fee they want to pay per year for 2019 and 2020.
b) Paying an increased membership fee does not grant the respective organisation any advantage; it is only a means to support OII Europe’s work
c) The Steering Board by 2/3 majority vote may wave a new member organisation’s membership fee for the first year.
No member organisation may speak in the name of OII Europe.
Within the Council of Europe, no member organisation, group or project may use “Organisation Intersex International” (OII) in their name without prior authorisation of the OII Europe Steering Board.
The names “Organisation Intersex International Europe” and “OII Europe” as well as the logo of OII Europe can only be used with the authorisation of the Executive Director or the Co-Chairs. A specific “Member of OII Europe” logo is available to be freely used by members on their websites and social media pages.
All materials produced by OII Europe are copyrighted to OII Europe*, many of our publications are made available under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, which requires attribution and non-commercial use, and no derivatives. Member organisations can use OII Europe material but a source reference needs to be added whenever an OII Europe’s publication is quoted in any medium. If you have questions about the reference you can always contact OII Europe.
* Intellectual property rights as laid down the EU IPR Enforcement Directive 2004/48/EC apply