MEMBERS & REPRESENTATIVES

HOPE is an association, which consists of full members, observer members and consultant members. The following organisations may become full members if they have been accepted by the Board of Governors:

  • national hospital associations or, where these do not exist, national institutions which are responsible for the hospital sector in the Member States of the European Union;
  • observer members when their country becomes a Member State of the European Union.

The following may become observer members, if they have been accepted by the Board of Governors:

  • national hospital associations or, where these do not exist, national institutions which are responsible for the hospital sector in countries that are awarded candidate status;
  • consultant members as soon as their country applies to join the European Union and has received a first positive reaction.

The following may become consultant members: national hospital associations or, where these do not exist, national institutions responsible for the hospital sector, which do not meet the conditions to become full or observer member, and have been accepted by the Board of Governors.
 

Representing hospitals and healthcare services

Each member organization within HOPE has identified one person working as the liaison with HOPE. The Liaison Officer is the contact person at the member organisation for all HOPE-related matters. Liaison Officers support HOPE Chief Executive in all matters that require co-ordination between HOPE and the member association.

In each member State
of the European Union

HOPE member constitutes a national delegation led by a representative, called Governor and also designates a Head of delegation in Switzerland and Serbia within its representative.