Associate Members

At the current time, the Associate Members of the Alcohol Policy Youth Network are:

Conditions for attaining YHO Associate Membership (in line with the Constitutions):

(8.1.2.) Regarding to the YHO Constitution, associate members is association or federation of associations that wants to join YHO and does not fulfil the conditions to be a full member yet.

(8.2.) An organization can become a full member of YHO after one year of being an associate member.

(9.1.) YHO membership is voluntary.

(9.2.) An organization can become an YHO member if:
  • a. It has defined in its basic act that it works in the youth field (necessarily) and the field of reduction of harmful alcohol use (not necessarily).
  • b. Its highest body adopts a resolution to become a member of the YHO.
  • c. It accepts YHO’s constitution and commits the association to abide by it.
  • d. It confirms that it is not affiliated to the alcohol nor tobacco industry.
  • e. When applying for YHO membership an organisation has to submit a proof that the above mentioned conditions have been accepted and a signed statement of commitment to abide YHO’s constitution.
(9.3.) Conditions for attaining the associate membership in YHO are:
  • (9.3.1.) To have both – local and national outreach.
  • (9.3.2.) The candidate has to be a youth-led organization with its membership and leadership within the age limits of 15 and 30. Upon application the candidate organization must submit a signed statement that it fulfils this condition.
  • (9.3.3.) To have at least one »active commitment« in the field of youth health. »Active commitment« is a project or activity of an YHO member, which proves the association is active in the YHO’s field of action.
(9.5) Conditions for keeping full or associate membership of YHO:
  • (9.5.1) The same points included under 9.3.
  • (9.5.2) In case an existing full member doesn’t have at least one »active commitment« at the time of the General Assembly, it is a requirement to obtain one within three months after it.
A YHO Associate Membership rights and duties are:

(10.1.) YHO observing and associate members’ rights and duties are to:
  • a. Help create and execute YHO`s programme.
  • b. Function accordingly to the YHO constitution.
  • c. Pay a yearly fee if determined by the General Assembly each year.
  • d. Have proposing rights at the General Assembly.