CONIA offers free membership to athletics associations and individual athletes representing non- or partially recognised nations, territories and peoples, and ethnic & cultural minorities. Typically, CONIA members will not (yet) qualify for IAAF or continental athletic federations.
- Membership is available to:
- - existing Athletics Associations and other sports associations;
- - Associations In Formation, for those communities that don't have a sports association yet but would like to create one;
- - Individual Athletes, in case the athlete's community does not have an athletics association yet.
Full members will have their own distinctive language and culture and a geographically distinctive territory or homeland. Associate members will have 2 out of these 3 characteristics.
Membership of CONIA is free and there is no member registration fee. On request, CONIA will organise events, help members develop their organisations and coordinate international recognition and awareness activities, including broadcast, online and mobile media.
Members will be recruited through sports, cultural, social and political associations and athletes and other individuals from these communities. In some cases, CONIA will have to assist in creating athletic associations.
If you are the representative of an athletics association or community organisation that represents non- or partially recognised nations, territories and peoples we would love to hear from you. If you don’t have such an organisation yet but would like to start one, please also get in touch.
To sign up for FREE MEMBERSHIP as an Association Member, an Association In Formation or an individual Athlete Member, please proceed to the MEMBER APPLICATION FORM.
If you are an athlete who wants to get involved in CONIA’s project and who can direct us to sports or community associations that you feel may be good candidates for CONIA membership, you are very welcome to contact us as well. You may also want to check out the AMBASSADORS tab on our website.