The India Platform receives support from Ghent University (BE). Besides this support, it is built around a core group of stakeholders, preferred partners, members and associate members. These are four different types of membership, each of which involves different levels of commitment and financial and organizational contribution.
Stakeholders invest in the platform and focus on its development in their own region. They have a stake in the vision of the Platform: they participate in elaborating this vision and in making decisions about new partners and India Platform activities; they meet annually to discuss strategy, and organize joint events and projects. Stakeholders have an all-round collaboration with each other. Partners are sought as new requirements arise, and the India Platform team members act as an extension for the stakeholder both in India and in Europe. The India Platform network and contacts are shared fully and a joint PR and visibility strategy is developed. Stakeholders earmark a budget of 40,000 euros a year for activities organized in the framework of the IP vision.
IP Preferred Partners
Preferred partners have direct access to the India Platform network and potential projects are discussed with them. They develop a joint PR and visibility strategy. Preferred partners earmark a budget of 20,000 euros a year for activities organized in in the framework of the IP vision.
Members earmark 10.000 euros a year for activities organized in the framework of the IP vision. They have access to the India Platform network in Europe and India and may participate in all India Platform activities. There are no organizations or companies which opted to be a member at this moment.
IP Associate Members
Associate Members explore potential contacts and projects for one year and then decide about the future of the partnership. They may participate in all India Platform activities. After a one-year associate membership, a decision is taken about the future of the partnership. Associate members do not earmark a budget.There are no organizations or companies which opted to be a member at this moment.