The affiliated organisations of the Foundation are affiliated legal persons that possess legal personality pursuant to the law applicable to them, and that have been admitted as affiliated organisations. The affiliated organisations are subdivided in affiliated organisations A, B and C.
a. Affiliated Organisations A (National Geographic Information Representatives) may be national organisations acting in the European GI field. From each country, only one (1) national organisation may be an affiliated organisation A;
b. Affiliated Organisations B (Corporate organisations) may be commercial organisations such as commercial companies acting in the European GI field;
c. Affiliated Organisations C (Other organisations and networks) may be national, regional and local authorities like SDI’s, cross border cooperation networks, Pan European organisations, universities as well as other not for profit stakeholders in the broadest sense, acting in the European GI field;
Fellows are natural persons that have been admitted by the Foundation as Fellow due to their knowledge, experience, standing and/or other exceptional personal qualities, having an evident affiliation with any European country acceptable to the Foundation.
Only legal persons that have major activities in Europe and a registered office and administration in any European country acceptable to the Foundation may be admitted as affiliated organisation.