The consortium also consists of “associated members”:
- “Non-academic” associated members: these are firms, national and international organisations, trade unions, governmental (GO) and non governmental (NGO) on all the continents (e.g. UNESCO, Orange, German Trade Union Confederation, Competition Commission of South Africa, Hyuandai-Kia, Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises…). They represent different types of potential employers. They have committed to providing internships related to each of the options, and opportunities for placements. They also give seminars and and participate in the EPOG Advisory board.
- “Academic” associated members: these academic institutions have committed to disseminating information about EPOG to their students. They will help to recruit students from around the world and build EPOG Master’s course reputation. They will also offer to the students potential opportunities for going on to study for a PhD degree. These members are universities in the World (4 in Africa, 5 in Asia, 5 in North America, 16 in South America, 12 in Europe) and 14 international networks of excellence.