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Membership

The European Wool Association is a members driven organization led by industry leaders, sheep and wool experts and academics. 

The Association was founded by an enthusiastic group of individuals representing 14 European Countries and was officially registered in August 2022.

Following the decision of the meeting of the first general assembly, the Founders of EWA are looking to increase the membership of the Association in two ways.

The first is to identify and invite sector leaders from all links in the wool supply and marketing chains to become voting full members of the Association. Individual or legally registered organizations based in the 53 Countries, States or Dependencies regarded as part of Europe[1] will be considered based on their background and information provided in the application forms. Candidature of full voting members will be subject to a referral and, in the first instance, the consideration of the Board of EWA and in the future of a specially delegated membership committee.  Membership is driven by needs and wants for the development of our wool sectors, and candidates becoming members will be expected to take an active and creative role in the development of the Association.  Full membership fees set by the General Assembly are currently 125 Euro Annually

The second way will be to open an Associated Membership for all our active followers and supporters. This membership group is very important to us and is our main consultative group for decisions regarding EWA. Again it is a group we seek to be actively involved in the Association by contributing to publications, organizing and/or participating in EWA events whether virtually or in attendance at workshops and training, conferences or supporting at agricultural fairs and shows. The processes for application and the benefits of joining this group are being finalized, and a link to an application page will be available on the webpage soon.  Associate membership is open worldwide, with two groups identified as European Associates and International Associates. Associate membership fees have been set at 35 Euros Annually.

ALL MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES WILL BE EXPECTED TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND FOLLOW THE OBJECTIVES OF EWA AS STATED IN THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION (STATUTES).

 


[1]  Europe is considered to be for the purposes of EWA membership to include : Albania. Andorra, Austria, Belarus*, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia*, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Wales. Also included are the dependencies of the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Faeroe Islands, as well as the Caucasus Countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

  • Participation suspended