Who can join ENWHP

ENWHP is open to all

ENWHP has two broad membership categories, Regular and International members, and four types of membership.


A.     Regular members:

Membership is open to organisations and individuals coming from within the European Union and the EEA (European Economic Area) with members being able to participate in and access all activities of the Network.  

This includes eligibility to be nominated by ENWHP to act as a National Contact Office for ENWHP, with one member being identified per country (or region).

Being a National Contact Office requires sufficient technical and resource capacity to fulfil a range of obligations associated with being a national reference point for ENWHP.

B.     International Members.

International Membership is open to organisations and individuals coming from countries outside of Europe.

International members are very much welcomed and will be able to participate in and access all aspects of the work of the network other than in certain specific areas where there may be limitations:

  • Involvement in projects funded by the European Union.  Eligibility for receiving EU funding depends on the specific peculiarities of a given Program and are not typically open to non EU/EEA countries.
  • Their involvement in processes such as policy development is contingent to the requirements issued by the formal authority driving the process; there are general directorates that allow non-EU countries experts’ opinions while others don’t.
  • ENWHP campaigns and training development will typically be focused within a European context, though full access will be provided to materials which could then be adapted for use elsewhere.

Types of Members

Any organisation or individual can become a member of ENWHP, and a number of different membership types are possible:

  • Public sector (including Government ministries-central or regional, Public sector bodies, Research Institutes, Universities, etc.
  • Private sector (includes large companies, SMEs, microenterprises etc.);
  • NGOs / third sector;
  • Individuals.