Frequently Asked Questions

Which services does the EACD offer?

The EACD offers you the following services:

  • Publications:

A weekly EACD newsletter, our quarterly magazine ‘Communication Director’, surveys and service brochures

  • The EACD Website and EACDnet (the association’s online social platform)
  • Working Groups in areas such as: CSR, European Institutions, Evaluation, Finance and Insurance, Health, Social Media and Crisis Communication.
  • Further training
  • Regional Debates in all capital cities across Europe
  • Our annual two-day conference in Brussels: The European Communication Summit and the European Communication Award (please see: www.communication-summit.eu)

My company pays my membership fee. Who is member of the association – the company (because it pays), or myself, as the individual named?

EACD membership is not transferable. Passing on one’s rights and duties as a member of the organisation is not permissible. If you are accepted as a full member, it is you as natural person who is entitled to member’s rights and duties, not your company, even if they pay the fee according to an internal agreement. As such, your membership does not end when you undertake new employment and your new company does not want to pay the fee. This holds true, except in the following case: a legal entity is accepted as supporting member, and has named you to act on its behalf in exercising its rights. In this case, you are merely acting as an agent of the supporting member, and as such, responsibility for paying EACD membership fees lie with the organisation.

I changed my name and/or relocated. Do I have to inform the EACD?

Yes. Every member is obliged to inform the Association of a change in their name and/or address. Costs incurred by the Association arising from investigations in such matters must be reimbursed by the member. If applicable, costs arising from legal action against a member must also be reimbursed to the Association.

Does my membership end if I lose my employment?

No. Membership is only terminated by the resignation or death of a natural person, or by the dissolution of a legal entity, or by exclusion from the Association in either case. Communication professionals who have lost their employment will be registered as alumni members of the association in the year of their unemployment and also in the following year (during which time they receive the same benefits and undertake the same responsibilities as full members). Thereafter the association will re-evaluate their status. If former full members take up a position that does not fulfil the criteria for full membership (e.g. by joining a communications consultancy) their membership will be continued as a supporting membership.

I resigned from the EACD. Will I get a part of my membership fees back?

No. The termination of a membership does not entitle the former member to any claims to the association’s assets.

How can I get in touch with the EACD if any questions remained unanswered?

Our team would be happy to answer all your questions concerning the EACD. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

European Association of Communication Directors (EACD)
Coordination Team
Square de Meeûs, 37
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32 (0)2 219 22 90
Fax +32 (0)2 219 22 92
info@eacd-online.eu