Who can join?

ETEN membership is open to universities, higher education colleges, and advanced education institutions educating and training teachers and/or social educators; local educational and social organisations; and relevant associations of teachers and social educators. 

An ETEN member educates teachers and/or social educators on nationally recognised programmes or represents additional fields of expertise according to education.

An ETEN member institution must be able to document which parts of developing teacher and/or social educator education or school development it is engaged in or if it has other special experiences that can be offered within the ETEN co-operation.

Generally staff and students of the members must be able to understand and speak English at such a level that it is possible to exchange experiences and opinions in a professional and educationally relevant way.

It would be appropriate if a new ETEN member already has some experience with international co-operation.

An ETEN partner must be ready to earmark the necessary resources to join the other ETEN partners in an equal, co-operative way.

The ETEN membership agreement is entered into for a period of two years as of January 1st and shall be extended automatically unless notice of cancellation is given to the Secretariat before January 1st.

How to join!

Admission to ETEN can take place through application or invitation, and application is to be addressed to the Secretary and submitted to the Board.

§  The Board will decide whether or not to invite potential members to an ETEN meeting (in September) as guests to present their organisations.
§  The final decision whether to accept an applicant is taken by the Board, when possible, in consultation with members from the same country.
§  As soon as an applicant is admitted, it is the responsibility of the ETEN Secretary to send out Statutes, regulations and other relevant material.
§  European ETEN members should use a Student Information Package according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) recommendations, when relevant.

Membership Fee
In order to meet the cost of administering the Network, each partner contributes an annual membership fee of approximately 600 Euros (but see Scaled Membership Fees below), to be fixed at each September meeting.

The fee pays the expenses of the Secretariat, IT support, and part of Board expenses. Each year at the April meeting an annual financial audit is presented at the ECO and TIG leader meeting. An annual budget is presented and passed at the September meeting.

Scaled Membership Fees
The Membership Fee is calculated according to a scale based on the GDP of the country to which the member belongs. The scale refers to the statistics of Human Development’s annual report. There are three levels of fee: Full fee 600 Euros (number 1-39), Half fee 300 Euros (number 40-78) and One-sixth fee 100 Euros (number 79-177). 

The Board is to recommend at the ECO Meeting the fees for the coming financial year.

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