(From the ststutes of the Albanian Sociological Association)
ALBSA is open to all those individuals that work, develop, teach or study in the field of sociology or related disciplines, regardless of their personal beliefs, party affiliation, gender, religion, ethnicity, wealth etc. The evaluation for individual membership is performed by the Membership and Finance Commission (Statutes, Article 4. 3).
Members of over 65 years of age are considered Life Members. They are considered in good standing upon acquiring membership, or for effective members, from the moment they reach 65 years of age (Statutes, Article 4. 3).
To remain members in Good Standing the members must have paid their membership dues for the current year and votes in respect to the Statutes. The membership dues are determined by the Executive Committee, following the proposal of Membership and Finance Committee (Statutes, Article 5. 1).
A member in Good Standing has the right to:
Take part to the association activities, to elect and be elected;
Be part of 1-3 Thematic Sessions (Research Committees);
Take part in the referendum voting;
Receive free of charge, the electronic version of the scientific periodicals;
Take part free of charge, to ALBSA’s conferences or scientific activities – national or international, and by a reduced fee (under 50 per cent) for activities held jointly with other institutions.
Represent the association to national or international activities, in respect to the delegation and notification rules, set by the Executive Committee.
To apply for projects in the name of the association, manage them in accordance to their objectives and the principle transparent activity, in accordance to procedures determined by the Executive Committee.
To monitor the association’s organizational, scientific and economic activity and be informed on everything happens in the framework of the organization (Statutes, Article 5. 2).
Collective Members in Good Standing receive free of charge ALBSA’s scientific periodical and are provided with space in its official site (Statutes, Article 5. 2).