Memberships

Questions and answers about Criigen membership

Why join Criigen?
Membership of CRIIGEN offers many advantages, including support for independent research into GMOs and biotechnologies, active participation in public debates, the opportunity to inform decision-makers and stakeholders, access to exclusive resources, and the chance to join a network committed to transparency, ethics and social responsibility. By becoming a member, you can contribute your expertise to informed decision-making in this field.
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What are the individual membership fees?
Individual membership is intended for individuals who wish to support and participate in Criigen's activities. The individual membership fee, set annually by the Board of Directors, is 50 euros per calendar year.
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How much are student, unemployed and retired memberships?
Student, unemployed and retired members are individuals who can provide proof of their status. The membership fee, set annually by the Board of Directors, is 35 euros per year.
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How much are corporate memberships?
Corporate membership is open to associations, organizations, companies and local authorities wishing to support Criigen's activities. The collective membership fee, set annually by the Board of Directors, is 200 euros.
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What is the membership fee for "Friends of Criigen"?
Friends of Criigen" membership is free of charge and is intended for people who wish to participate in some of the Association's activities in their local area, but who are not Active Members. Their role is to provide local support for the Association's activities. They benefit from the Association's technical and legal support to defend their local actions if these are in line with CRIIGEN's corporate purpose.
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What is the membership process?
To become an active or associate member of the Criigen association, active members must be people who are committed to achieving the association's objectives, and who have a recognized track record in the fields concerned. To become a member, you must be introduced by two sponsors who are members of the association's Board of Directors, and complete a membership application form. The Board of Directors then decides whether or not to accept the application.
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How do I ask the Board of Directors to ratify my membership application?
To become an active or associate member of Criigen, you need to be sponsored by two members of the Board of Directors. Steps include filling in a membership application form provided by one of the sponsors, then sending the application by e-mail to Criigen's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors examines the application and makes a sovereign decision on whether or not to accept it, with no obligation to justify its decision. Ratification of membership depends on the decision of the Board of Directors, which takes into account the opinion of the two sponsors.
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Why does the Board of Directors ratify memberships?
Criigen's Board of Directors ratifies new memberships to maintain the association's quality and credibility by ensuring that candidates share the same objectives and values. This ratification also strengthens the association's network by adding new members recommended by Board members, and officially confirms their status as active or associate members.
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Tax receipt and tax deduction (tax receipt sent automatically after ratification)

As a non-profit association, Criigen can issue tax receipts enabling its members to deduct part of their annual membership fee from their tax return. The tax receipt is an official document sent automatically after payment of the annual membership fee, enabling members to benefit from a tax reduction determined annually by the tax authorities.

How to apply for Criigen membership

Applying for Criigen membership is straightforward and takes place online. First of all, we recommend that you visit the Criigen website to familiarize yourself with the association, its objectives and activities. Ask one of your sponsors for a membership application form (see " Criigen membership application form ".pdf). Then simply fill in the membership application form with the required information. Once the form has been completed, it should be sent by e-mail to the following address criigen@protonmail.com

How to join Criigen

To join Criigen, you need to be sponsored by two members of the Board of Directors and fill in a membership application form. Send the application by e-mail to the Board of Directors, who will examine it and decide whether or not to accept it. Membership depends entirely on this decision, taking into account the opinion of the sponsors. Active members must be committed to achieving the association's objectives and have a recognized track record in the fields concerned.

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