Statutes

4 Membership

(1) Regular members (Academicians) Regular membership as an Academician is open to all scientists and clinicians with an international reputation in andrology. The application for membership must be supported by two Academicians. The application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The Executive Council decides on the application.

(2) Affiliates members Affiliated membership is open to scientists and clinicians with a clear interest in andrology. The application must be supported by two Academicians and must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a statement on the interest in andrology. The Executive Council decides on the application. Affiliated members may become regular members upon application if the criteria are met.

(3) Associated members Associated membership is open to individuals working as technical assistants or nurses to andrologists. Their application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae emphasizing the applicant's activities related to andrology. The application must be supported by two regular members. The Executive Council decides on the application.

(4) Supporting members Supporting membership may be conferred on individuals, companies, corporations or foundations to wishing to support the activities of EAA financially and in other ways. The Executive Council decides on membership.

(5) Honorary academicians The title of Honorary Academician may be conferred for distinguished services in andrology. The general assembly will decide about proposals for honorary membership.

5 Membership fees

(1) Membership fees are due annually.

(2) All fees are fixed by the General Assembly.

(3) Honorary members will not pay a fee.

6 Termination of membership

(1) Membership shall be terminated by withdrawal or expulsion. For individual members it shall also be terminated by death and for juridical persons by dissolution of the same.

(2) Members are permitted to withdraw their membership. Withdrawal of membership must be declared in writing (simple letter or email) to the Officers at least 3 months before the end of the respective calendar year. It becomes effective at the end of the calendar year.

7 Termination of membership and expulsion from membership

(1) If a member fails to pay his/her dues for 2 years, the Executive Council has the right to terminate membership.

(2) Members working against the interest of EAA may be expelled from the Society by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Council.

(3) Before action is taken the member must be permitted to present his case to the Executive Council either in writing (simple letter or email) or in person.

(4) The membership termination or expulsion of a member becomes effective with the decision of the Executive Council. The member has to be informed about the decision in writing (simple letter or email).

8 Rights and responsibilities of the members

(1) Members are entitled to participate in all activities of academy.

(2) Members are obliged to support the aims of the academy and to omit all actions with negative effects relating its reputation. The decisions of the EAA have to be obeyed.

(3) The officers have to be informed immediately in writing (simple letter or email) about each change of residence, of name (e.g. due to marriage) or any modification referring address, email address, telephone and fax number.

(4) As far as the statutes demand written information to the members a simple letter or email is sufficient to fulfil this requirement. This is also due for written information from members to the official organs of the EAA.

(5) As far as the statures demand special deadlines, the day of forwarding the information is considered as due date.