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Membership Process

Organisations can apply as a full Member with voting rights or an Associate Member. The Membership Prospectus provides you with more information on which types of organisations are eligible for membership. Membership dues are calculated based on subscription formulae for Members and on a flat fee scale Associate Members, as described in the ByLaws. Members pay an annual subscription based on the number of their individual members (number of individuals they represent through their member societies). You can get a quote by contacting the Director of Membership.

Candidates for membership must fill in a Membership Application Form and provide International Co-operative Alliance with the following documents/information:

  • Rules of the Organisation
  • Annual Report
  • List of member societies /affiliates
  • List of organisational affiliations

The completed form and supporting documents should be sent to the Alliance by e-mail, fax +41 22 798 41 22, or post:

Mrs Gretchen Hacquard - Director of Membership, hacquard@ica.coop
International Co-operative Alliance
150 Route de Ferney
P B 2100
1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland