1. Natural persons as well as legal entities can become a member of EURETINA.
  2. Voting members are founding members, honorary members, and ordinary members. Trainees, Legal entities, research scientists working in the industry and non-European members do not have voting rights.
  3. The Executive Committee shall decide on the admission of new members.
  4. Membership shall be terminated on the occurrence of any of the following events:
    • Death
    • Resignation of a member by a written notice to the Board
    • Expiration of the period of membership due to failure to pay member ship fees in case the Board had decided to charge annual membership fees.
    • Expulsion on the basis of a respective resolution of the Board. The Board may decide the expulsion of a member when the respective member has culpably and grossly violated the purpose and interests of the society.
  5. Expulsion: The member shall be given 15 days prior written notice of the proposed expulsion including the statement of the reasons for the expulsion. At least 5 days before the effective date of the proposed expulsion the member shall be given the opportunity to comment on the proposed expulsion either orally or in writing and appeal to the General Assembly. Only after this hearing, the Board can decide by a two-third majority whether the expulsion should take place or not. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding. Any action resulting in an expulsion or termination of the membership must not date back more than one year.