Article 5: Membership - Admission

The association is composed exclusively of members.

The number of members of the association is not limited. Its minimum is fixed at five (5).

Members can be physical persons or legal entities, legally founded according to the laws and customs of their country of origin.

Members of the association are:

  1. The founding members;

  2. Members approved by the board of directors;

  3. Affiliate members that are accepted as such by the board of directors;


National organizational membership: legal bodies such as National Community Media Organisations/Federations/Networks.

Organizational membership: legal bodies such as Community Radio Stations, Community TV Stations, Community cross-media and web-based projects, NGOs promoting the cause of community media, Research Institution that include community media research, and community media lobbying groups.

Individual membership: all individuals active in community media practice, research, teaching and training in Europe, as well as individuals living outside Europe who are researching community media in Europe.

Affiliate members

CMFE may confer the status of affiliate members to individuals and organizations whose aims are connected with those of CMFE.
As for `Article 6: Voting rights – rights of members` of our Statutes

Each member [either individual or organizational] has the right to vote at the meetings of the general assembly.
Affiliate members are not entitled to vote at the meetings of the general assembly.

To become a member, candidates must make a written request to the board of directors.

The board of directors must accept their application.

The submission of an application implies total commitment to observance of these statutes and the internal organisational regulations. In the event of refusal, the board of directors will not have to justify itself.

The board of directors decides with a simple majority.

A decision is forwarded to the applicant, by ordinary mail or fax within 15 days of the decision. Any refusal of an application can be the subject of a new request.


Privacy Policy

Members’ information

Your name, address, contact details and payment information is handled by the authorized personnel only and is not shared with third parties. Payments made via Paypal (and information given to them) are subject to the company’s terms and conditions.

 Workshops and Projects

If you agree to sign up for workshops and projects, we may collect name, address and contact data, but also information on citizenship and residency. We are required to collect this data to confirm participation and to show how we have reached target groups by the funding programmes (i.e. Europe for Citizens).


Express your interest

Let us know a little about you or your organisation and why you want to join CMFE indicating the type of membership.


Decision of the Board

The board of directors decides with a simple majority.


Aceptance of Application

A decision is forwarded to the applicant, by mail  within 15 days of the decision. 


Pay annual membership contributions

Receive membership package/kit.


You’re a member!

Enjoy getting involved as a CMFE member. Join a committee. 

Organize an  event. Participate and contribute

Membership Category/ Fees

   Apply for CMFE membership

Application forms

If you would like to apply, please select among the following application forms

(Click on bullet point text to access)


Payment of memberships fees
Payment of membership fees, and donations, can be done via bank transfer

(details in your invoice) via Paypal.

Members can, after receiving invoices for annual membership fee, request, within four weeks and with adequate motivation, a lower fee. The Board will decide on this request. On membership fee invoices, this possibility will explicitly be mentioned.

To get in contact with Ragnar Smittberg, data protection officer and responsible for membership inquiries, please write to:



Official Address:

Rue de la Linière 11, 1060

Bruxelles, Belgium


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