All documents shall be circulated to ESU’s member unions by ESU’s secretariat not less than thirty days before a Board Meeting as explained in ESU’s statutes.
Applications will be considered as valid until the Board Meeting has taken a vote on whether an associate status should be granted to the applicant. The status of an associate organisation is granted by a 3/4 majority of votes cast.
The organisation is granted the status of an associate organisation for an indefinite period of time. The Coordinator for Membership Issues at ESU and the Executive Committee shall review the activities of the organisation on a regular basis.
If the organisation ceases to fulfill the criteria laid down in the preceding paragraph, the Coordinator and the EC will propose to the Board Meeting to revoke the status of the associate organisation. A member union can also propose to the Board Meeting to revoke the status of an associate organisation. The status is revoked by a 3/4 majority of votes