The ECDN is a European association of national organizations. Our association is open to individuals and organizations who are actively supportive of our goals: to fight against over-indebtedness and promote high quality debt-relief and social banking. Our members represent European countries and organizations, all working together to achieve these goals. We offer different kinds of membership allowing you to tailor your membership to your own means and needs. Members pay an annual fee depending on the type of membership. By becoming a member of the ECDN you will play an active and important role in our work to fight over-indebtedness on a national as well as European level. If you are interested in becoming a member, you can learn more about the types of membership and the application process on this page. For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.
Types of memberships
We offer different types of membership in order to meet your wishes and needs. All members pay an annual fee depending on the size of membership that they have chosen. The types of membership varies in regards to the degree of involvement, the number of rights and privileges they include.
- Quarterly newsletters
- Biannual Money Matters magazine
- The right to represent the ECDN
- Full voting rights at the General Assembly
- Electability to the Management Committee
Active membership gives you the opportunity to influence policies on a European level as well as exchange and develop knowledge with other members. The fee for an active membership varies depending on your organisation’s size and means, to create a fairer system of contribution. Every organisation with active membership choose a representative to represent the organisation at the annual General Assembly. As an active member you will gain the following rights and privileges: 1). Full Voting right at the General Assembly, 2). Electability to the Management Committee, 3). The authorization to represent the ECDN at national and international events, 4). Receive the quarterly Newsletters 5). Receive the biannual Money Matters magazine.
Passive membership is very accessible and has fewer entry formalities and a lower annual cost than active membership. Passive membership is aimed at researchers, lobbyists, lawyers and others involved in supporting the fight against over-indebtedness and the promotion of debt relief. Passive membership gives you access to new information, developments and knowledge within the field of debt and debt advice. You will gain the following rights and privileges 1). The authorization to represent the ECDN at national events, 2). Receive quarterly Newsletter 3). Receive the biannual Money Matters.
Individuals, associations and companies who cannot or does not want to become a member can still support the ECDN. This a suitable opportunity for actors who are interested in the subjects of over-indebtedness and debt-relief and wants to stay updated and informed, but without having to become a member. As a supporter you will not have access to the same rights and privileges as members, and you will not play an active role in influencing policies at the European level to the same extent as members. Supporters will receive 1). The quarterly Newsletter 2). The biannual Money Matters magazine.
To become a member of the ECDN, you need to send in a formal application. You apply for a membership by filling out the online form. Your application will then be reviewed by the Management Committee on their next meeting. If the Management Committee thinks that you fit the criteria for becoming a member, your membership application will then be brought before the General Assembly, who will make the final decision by a simple majority vote.