As a security collaboration mechanism, rather than a security provider, EISF functions thanks to active contribution and involvement by its members.
EISF Members are European-based humanitarian organisations, responsible for staff and humanitarian programmes internationally. Member organisations are represented within EISF by their Security Focal Point.
Full membership criteria are available in the EISF ToRs.
EISF members take part in EISF meetings, which are held in European cities twice a year. Members also benefit from workshops which bring together expert facilitators and provide an opportunity for members to share knowledge or experience on a security-related topic.
EISF currently has 58 Members.
EISF Honorary Members
EISF also includes 5 Honorary Member organisations, who participate actively in EISF activities and Forums. They are not humanitarian NGOs but organisations which implement humaitarian programmes, interact with relief agencies and share similar security concerns, or organisations whose understanding of NGO security challenges could benefit the capacity of NGOs to address them. This category includes Red Cross Societies.
EISF Members select a Steering Group composed of no more than nine Member representatives. At present these are the Security Focal Points of:
Together with the EISF Secretariat, Steering Group members determine EISF's strategic priorities in accordance with member needs and actively promote the Forum within other national and regional NGO networks.
The EISF Secretariat regularly encourages and supports the formation of working groups on specific areas of concern, or to advise EISF research projects. The research projects broaden the existing evidence base on humanitarian security, and feed directly into initiatives to improve security risk management.
For information or to join current working groups, contact the EISF Researcher.
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