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European motorcyclists’ organizations with a democratically organised membership structure, and representing the motorcycle riders’ interests in their country, are welcome to apply for FEMA membership.

Why should your organisation join FEMA?

  • Document watch: FEMA is always keeping an eye on what new legislation is in the pipeline for motorcyclists and informing the members about what’s coming up.
  • Real influence: through FEMA membership, riders in your country will suddenly have real influence on decisions taken by the EU institutions.
  • Policy: through FEMA membership, the member organisations get access to policy papers and position papers that could be translated and used in your country.
  • Network: you get access to an international motorcycle network that can provide ideas, experience, facts and arguments for your campaigns and projects.
  • Support: through FEMA membership you can get access to international support for national campaigns.
  • Stuff: you get access to an international network that can provide you with films, photos, booklets, logos etc, that can be used in your country.
  • Data: through FEMA membership you get access to the mailing list that can provide you with hardcore and updated European statistics, e.g. accident statistics, traffic regulations, insurance data and much more.
  • The upper hand: FEMA membership will give you access to information that will give you a huge advantage, greater influence when dealing with your national road authorities.
  • Last, but not least: your organisation will become a part of an international motorcycle community.

FEMA Committee meetings
Every member organisation gets between 2 and 30 votes according to their size. The FEMA Committee, comprising all member organisations, meets three times per year, for a day long meeting. Each organisation can bring a maximum of two delegates to the meetings. The organisations pay the expenses of their own delegates’ participation. The meetings also provide a valuable opportunity to meet with other delegates from riders’ rights organisations.

What would be the annual fee to join FEMA?
FEMA asks a membership fee of €1.50 per individual member in your organisation, with a minimum fee of €500 and a maximum fee of €12,000.

There are different calculations for federations of clubs and for organisations with mixed membership (individual members + individuals affiliated through clubs). We will be happy to make the calculation based on your situation.

How does your organisation become a member of FEMA?
In order to make a decision on whether an organisation is working for riders’ rights, FEMA needs this information from the applicant:

• Membership structure (individuals, clubs, mixed structure) and membership level
• The Constitution translated into English
• Other policy documents of interest
• Activity report, for example media coverage, letters, campaigns and your national activities

Your organisation will be invited to a FEMA Committee meeting to make a presentation. The FEMA committee will then make the final decision on your membership.

Contact the FEMA Office for more information