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Join Ecsite and exchange experiences with the best professionals in the field, collaborate on European projects, attend the Ecsite Conference at a discounted fee, participate in high-profile events, keep abreast of the latest news from other members and the EU institutions - and much more.

If your organisation is active in science engagement, whether you are a science centre or museum, a science festival, a zoo, an aquarium, a local authority, a university group or a company, you can join our dynamic network. Apply now!

Ecsite members are united by an interest in the field of science engagement, in the objectives of Ecsite and share Ecsite’s mission, values and position statements.

Categories of membership

Ecsite welcomes three different categories of members, according to your organisation's status:

  • FULL MEMBERS - non-profit organisations based in geographical Europe
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - non-profit organisations based outside of Europe.
  • SUSTAINING MEMBERS - for-profit organisations including one-person companies active in the field of science engagement.

All membership applications are reviewed by the Ecsite Board, which also decides on the best-fitting membership category for each applicant. Board meetings usually take place in March, June and November.

You will find more details on eligibility criteria and categories in the Internal Regulations.

Benefits of different membership categories

BENEFITS FULL MEMBERS ASSOCIATE SUSTAINING 1-PERS. COMPANY
ENRICH YOUR PRACTICE / DEVELOP YOUR NETWORK
Network with Senior managers at the Directors Forum X
Enjoy discounts and / or priority on learning opportunities X X X X
Join the community of professionals of the Ecsite Thematic groups X X X
SAVE MONEY
Enjoy a discount on Conference registration fees X
Enjoy a larger discount on Conference registration fees X X X
GET FUNDING
Be invited by Ecsite to participate in EU-funded projects X Exceptionally X
STAY INFORMED
Access members’ only news X X X X
RAISE YOUR VISIBILITY AND ENLARGE YOUR MARKET
Apply for the Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards – or nominate peers who deserve them
Enjoy a booth rental discount at the Conference Business Bistro X
Get a discount on the Conference Sponsors packages X X
Promote your travelling exhibitions on EXTRA for free X X X X
Display your corporate profile on the online Members directory X X X X
Publish your news and events on the Ecsite website’s members page X X X X
Advertise on the Ecsite website at a reduced rate X X X
GOVERN YOUR ASSOCIATION
Join the Board of Trustees X
Vote at the Annual General Meeting X
Be part of the Ecsite Conference Programme Committee, Spokes Editorial Committee and others X
MAKE THE CASE
Receive structured information and be part of advocating efforts at European and national levels X

2023 membership fees

For Full members there are four different fee categories, depending on the yearly turnover of your science engagement activities.

Fees for other membership categories do not depend on turnover.

NON-PROFIT FOR PROFIT
FULL ASSOCIATE SUSTAINING

Turnover

Company

One-person company

< €1 million

€810

€460 €915 €460
€1 million -
€4,999,999
€1,625
€5 million -
€14,999,999
€2,165
€15 million and over €3,250

The annual turnover (or operating income) includes all incomes such as: revenues from admission, educational activities, rental of premises, revenue from rented outreach/ travelling activities and exhibitions, memberships dues, financial support from national and local government and from local authorities, grants and funding, restricted funds released during the year, donations, sponsorships (cash only), proceeds from fundraising activities and financial investments such as stock shares in companies.

Note that in cases where a member is part of a larger organisation (research institute, university etc.) the declared turnover should take into account only those activities that relate to the science engagement part of the organisation.

Questions?

Email info@ecsite.eu, we'll be happy to help!

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