Any non-profit organization that has organized a multi-day walking event for at least 3 years may apply for membership of the IML Walking Association.There can be more IML member organizations from the same country, as long as the distance between the events is of a reasonable distance and the topography or landscape in each location is different and an existing member has no reasonable objection. If an objection is reasonable will be decided by the GM when an objection is introduced.
There are two stages to the process of becoming an IML Walking Association member. The first stage is to be accepted by the IML Walking Association General Meeting as a 'Candidate Event' and the second stage is to be accepted as a 'Member Event'.
Candidate members must submit a motivated request to the Secretary-General of the IML Walking Association, at least 90 days before the General Meeting. The candidate member proves in this request that their walking event meets the following criteria:
The General Meeting will take a decision, based on the information available, after hearing the organisers concerned (they should be present at the General Meeting and give a presentation of their march of about 10 minutes), either to take the candidacy into account or not.
If the candidacy is accepted, a judging committee will be established, consisting of at least two persons, normally one representative of the Board and one from the region of the IML the new member will belong to. The candidate has to pay the travel expenses and has to arrange and pay for the hotel allowances.
The entrance fee for a new member of IML Walking Association is € 500,00.
The proposal for acceptance should be based on the different reports,
and after hearing the organisers concerned (it is desirable they should
be present at the General Meeting, but it is not obliged).
The motivated decision could possibly be:
The decision will be taken by a common majority (half+1 of the votes of the members present at the General Meeting).
Appeal is not possible against the decision of the General Meeting.
Only by a majority of 2/3 of the votes of the members present at the General Meeting can be deviated of the procedure.