1. The name of the Association shall be Euroopan kamarimusiikkipedagoginen yhdistys ry in Finnish, Europeiska Kammarmusikpedagogiska Föreningen rf in Swedish, and its registered office shall be in Helsinki, Finland.
In international contexts, the Association shall use the unofficial English name European Chamber Music Teachers Association (ECMTA). The working language of the Association shall be English. The by-laws of the Association shall be available in Finnish and English, but only the Finnish version shall be legally binding.
2. The purpose of the Association shall be to promote chamber music activities and training in Europe. For this purpose, the Association shall, on a non-profit basis: organise various events related to chamber music, such as concerts, courses, training events and conferences; publish pedagogical materials; and, as circumstances allow, collaborate with music education institutions and decision-makers in the field. The Association shall submit proposals and initiatives to improve the status of chamber music activities.
3. The Association may accept as Members both private individuals (Individual Members) and music education institutions or similar national organisations that are corporate bodies, domiciled or operating in Europe and providing training in the field, the latter hereinafter referred to in these By-Laws as Corporate Members. The Association may further accept as Members chamber ensembles with 2 to 5 members which are corporate bodies and which demonstrably engage in teaching activities; these are hereinafter referred to in these By-Laws as Chamber Ensemble Members.
At meetings of the Association, the voting rights of a Corporate Member or Chamber Ensemble Member shall be exercised by a representative appointed by that organisation.
A private individual or corporate body wishing to support the purpose and operations of the Association may be accepted as a Contributing Member.