The main bodies of the Correlation Network are the members, the Correlation Network Office (CNO) and the Steering Committee (SC).
Correlation Network welcomes members from the WHO Europe region. They have to commit themselves to the ideas, the mission statement and the guiding principles of the Correlation Network.
The Correlation Network Office is based at the FRG in Amsterdam. The office is responsible for the overall coordination of the network and the various Correlation activities. Two coordinators and a technical administrator take care of the regular maintenance of the network.
The Steering Committee acts as governing body of the Correlation Network and consists of the chair, the two network coordinators and 6 elected Steering Committee members. The Committee is composed by members of the network, SC members attend on a personal title and in recognition of their personal expertise. Therefore, seats of the SC are not transferable from one person to another. Members of the SC are elected for a 2 years period and can be re-elected for a maximum of 3 times
The chair of the network is the General Director of the FRG. As representative of the host organisation he has a permanent seat in the Steering Committee. This applies as well to the two Correlation Network coordinators.
Organisations and individuals, active in the wider field of social inclusion and health from all over Europe are welcome to become a member of the Correlation Network. Applicants for membership should come from the WHO Europe Region. Applicants from outside the region may join the network as supporting members.
Members need to commit themselves to the ideas, the mission statement and the core principles of the Correlation Network, by signing the letter of intent.
Members might be asked to provide specific information in regard to their work, their experience and the situation in their particular region/country.
Members of the Correlation Network
- are informed about the activities and events of the network and receive internal newsletters
- can influence Steering Committee decisions. Dates, agenda and minutes of Steering Committee meetings will be available to members, so they can give input and propose additions to the agenda.
- are part of a pool of experts and are potential partners in one of the various project activities and working groups of the network and its members
- are able to be in contact with a wide range of experts in the field of social inclusion and health and can therefore quickly exchange information, request or offer support and cooperation in specific areas of expertise
- have the opportunity to participate to various Correlation events for a reduced fee
- can apply for a seat in the Steering Committee, when seats become available
Correlation Network collaborates with other stakeholders in order to create additional synergy in the field of social inclusion and health. Therefore, the Correlation Network welcomes partnerships with other European and International Networks. Currently, Correlation is member of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, the Internatiuonal Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the International Aids Society (IAS) and EuroHealthNet.
FRG is the host organisation of the Correlation Network. It provides technical and administrative support for the maintenance of the network. Funding for additional activities depends on external funding by third parties. The director of FRG is responsible for all financial implications and has the final decision in regard to all financial committements of the Correlation Network,