SAFE Membership is open to individuals, public and private actors operating in our core areas of work:

  • security sector reform,
  • defence, peace, and stability,
  • freedom and fundamental rights,
  • monitoring and evaluation

Public and private actors can join SAFE to collaborate directly on specific activities or to grant external support to our ongoing initiatives. Associate members can join SAFE on a permanent basis, on an annual basis or for specific projects.

SAFE members have access to networking events, early information on policies and upcoming opportunities in view of promoting joint and coordinated actions.

If you are interested in membership, please contact us at by sharing your CV/organization profile and credentials.

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The first and most structured membership option is to join the Foundation as “Participant”. This is the most flexible membership option, allowing public and private organizations, as well as individuals, to become members only for a specific project or a specific area of work. The duration of the membership is related to the specific project/area of work concerned. Interested parties can apply to become “Participants” with a letter addressed to SAFE Board – the confirmation of obtainment of the status must be approved by a majority vote by SAFE Board.

The second membership option is defined as “Supporters”. This option is available to all interested public and private organizations, as well as individuals, who express their interest to become members, comply with membership requirements and have paid the respective annual membership fee (for the year 2021, set at 150€ for individuals and 500€ for public or private organizations – in special circumstances SAFE Board may waive members from payment of the fees or accept in-kind contributions, only if such are aligned to the provisions established by the Statute). The “Supporter” status lasts 12 months (covering from 1st January to 31st December).

A third possibility of structured collaboration is defined as “Institutional Partnerships” – valid for private organizations and public sector entities with which the Foundation has drawn up agreements such as Memorandum of Understanding and/or other relevant conventions, defining a synergy in the development of project activities on specific thematic areas. This opportunity, while not entailing a formal role/status in the governance framework of the Foundation, allows institutions to be updated and involved in project activities in the context in which the relationship of collaboration and mutual support has been defined.

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