Who can join ENWHP

ENWHP is open to all

ENWHP distinguishes amongst two (2) types of membership:.

A.     Members:

Membership is open to organisations and individuals registered or domiciled in a country within the WHO European Region, with members being able to participate in and access all activities of the Network as detailed here.  Membership 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). Eligibility to act as National Contact Office will require sufficient technical and resource capacity to fulfil a range of obligations associated with being a national reference point for ENWHP.  It should be noted that members from non-EU/EEA countries may be unable to directly participate in EU sponsored activities as is the case for International Members (points one and two).

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 i.e. by the European Union (hence their eligibility for receiving EU funding) is contingent to the peculiarities of the Program under which the respective project is being funded and are not typically open to none EU/EEA countries. 
  • Their involvement in processes such as policy development is contingent to the requirements issued by the respective formal authority driving the process; there are Directorates General that allow non-EU/EEA 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 have been sonsidered as possible. These are:

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