In addition to its role similar to that of the other founder members, the Association benefits from an overview of the Network and regional strategies, it is therefore able to play an advisory and coordinating role between other members, the Sheltered Foundation and the umbrella foundation.

As a member, and in the event of any incompatibilities relating to their articles of association and/or national regulations, the Association may represent and act as spokesperson or intermediary for certain members should they not be able to directly contribute to the Sheltered Foundation.