What Is Required of DCI Members?
programmes which reflect the mission and vision of DCI
and a yearly membership fee (according to your budget)
the DCI logo in your publications
annual narrative and financial reports to the International
Secretariat in Geneva
the International Secretariat informed of your activities and
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What if my country already has a DCI National Section � Can I still
There can only be one DCI National Section in a given country. However,
your organisation can still become part of the DCI movement by applying
to become an associated member of DCI in that country.
2. What is the difference between a National Section and Associated
A DCI national section is usually formed by a group of individuals
wanting to represent DCI in a particular country. There may only be one
national section representing each country.
An associated member is usually a pre-existing organisation, often
already established within the field, which wishes to associate itself
with the network, vision and mission of DCI.
3. What language is required?
DCI National Sections and Associated Members may submit an application
written in any of DCI�s 3 official languages: English, French and
Spanish. Once accepted, National Sections and Associated Members can
indicate in which of the DCI official languages they prefer to receive
correspondence. DCI national sections and associated members may always
conduct their national activities and programmes in their own national
or local language.
cannot form a DCI section, but I would still like to be associated with
DCI. Is there another way I can join?
For the most
part, the DCI movement is represented through national sections and
associated members. However, individuals who wish to be associated with
the DCI movement can apply to become part of the network as an 'individual
member'. Please contact the DCI International Secretariat for further
When will I know the outcome of my application?
DCI receives many enquires about becoming a National Section or
Associated Member. You should expect to receive an initial
acknowledgement of receipt of your application to the International
Secretariat within 1 week (if the request is by email) and within 2
months, if the application is by postal mail.
Decisions on membership applications can only be taken by DCI�s
International Executive Council
every six months.
The Council aims to meet twice a year, thus decisions on membership
applications will occur twice annually. Please note that the decision by
the Council is a provisional one, which is then formalised at the next
International General Assembly. Applicants will be notified as quickly
as possible as to the status of their application, though at times, the
process may take up to a year.