Promotional entities, Educational institutions, or Membership-based Professional organisations whose objectives are to influence and raise standards of design, whose activities are deemed important by the Council, but who are ineligible to be appointed to provisional membership, may be recognized as Corresponding Entities for a period of up to 24 months by the Executive Board.
They may be invited to attend the GA as Observers. At the discretion of the Executive Board, they may be asked to pay a token fee and may benefit from certain ico-D programs and support.
This framework is an incubator for future members and is particularly supportive of newly established entities.
At the 22 General Assembly in 2007, the Council’s Members ratified the creation of an “Observer” membership category to encourage newly formed associations in building international networks. At the 25 General Assembly in 2013, the Council ratified the renaming of this Category as “Corresponding Entity."
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