IFLA Europe Statutes, Article 2 defines “Membership”
2.1 - IFLA Europe shall comprise, conditional upon their formal membership application, national or multi-national associations of landscape architects of:
a) member countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area or signatories to bilateral accords recognising the European Union’s Directives concerning the free movement of labour;
b) member countries of the Council of Europe;
c) countries, not forcibly located in the European Region, empowered to participate in regional activities of IFLA Europe because of the importance of their representative character.
2.2 - IFLA Europe shall recognise only one representative national association per country.
2.3 - National associations - National associations must be appropriately constituted legal bodies in their own countries.
2.4 – Multi-national associations
- Multi-national associations may comprise a collective number of individuals or groups of landscape architects from countries where no National Association of landscape architects exists or representing European Regions with common strategic professional programmes.
2.5 - National and multi-national associations, by attaining membership of IFLA Europe, shall be required to become members of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
Categories of Membership
Effective Members – Effective members shall be national or multi-national associations of landscape architects complying with the requirements of Article 2 and defined by country, whose Constitution and By-laws have been approved by the General Assembly.
Interim Members - National or multi-national associations of landscape architects that are unable to satisfy the requirements for admission to effective membership may be accepted as Interim members, conditional upon their formal interim membership application. Interim members shall have the same rights as other member associations to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe except that they shall have no voting rights and their representatives will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.
Individual Members - Individual members shall be landscape architects or partnerships or companies of landscape architects from countries where no national or multi-national association of landscape architects exists or representing European Regions with common strategic professional programmes, whose qualification and status are determined by the General Assembly to be acceptable. Individual members shall have the same rights as other member associations to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe except that they shall have no voting rights and will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.
Honorary Members – Honorary members shall be those individuals, groups, organisations, companies or bodies whom IFLA Europe wish to honour for their support and engagement with the profession on a regional or national level, and their exceptional loyalty, assistance and dedication to the promotion of IFLA Europe, its aims, aspirations and strategic goals. Potential candidates for honorary membership shall be determined from time to time by the elected Executive Council members, proposed to the candidates for acceptance and thereafter to the General Assembly for approval. Honorary members shall have no rights to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe (other than to attend promotional events, seminars, and lectures and partake as observers in the General Assembly), shall have no voting rights and will not be eligible to stand for or to be elected to the Executive Council.