ESA Membership Form

Membership of the European Sociological Association is open to the broad categories of all scholars who actively contribute to the scientific development of sociological knowledge in or on Europe. There are three kinds of members: regular, institutional and student.

Regular membership is open to scholars who either:
  • carry out sociological research
  • teach sociology
  • have sociological jobs
  • are members of European national sociological associations
  • have academic degrees and training in sociology
Starting in 1999, membership of the ESA is more complete than ever: all members of the ESA receive not only the European Sociologist Newsletter, but also online copies of our journals "European Societies" and "European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology", published by Routledge. And all ESA members pay significantly reduced fees when they register at our biennial conferences! Registration to ESA lasts two calendar years, with a tolerance of two months: this means that, for example, if your register on November 1st, 2017 the registration will cover 2018 and 2019. Members registering from November onwards will be in good standing with the Association at the moment of the Conference, hence able to register to the Conference at the ESA rates.

To become a member of the ESA, please complete this form. After clicking 'submit', it will be sent to the ESA-secretariat. After your payment has been received, you will be registered as a member.

In order to get your ID number faster, you can send your bank order by email to

Membership fees for 2017-2018

Type of membership Band 1 (1) Band 2 (2)
Regular member (with online only copies of the journals) 150 € 50 €
Student Discount (with online only copies of the journals)(copy of valid ID required) 50 € 40 €
Institution (with online only copies of the journals) 300 € 300 €
National associations (without journal) 200 € 200 €
Hard copies of the European Societies Journal (ESJ) (for 2 calendar years) 60 € 60 €
Hard copies of the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology (EJCPS) (for 2 calendar years) 48 € 48 €

1) Band 1: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR/China, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR/China, Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.).

2) Band 2: everywhere else.

Source: World Bank list of economies (December 2016); for 2017 high-income economies are those with a GNI (Gross National Income) per capita of $12,476 or more (accessed January 2017).

Affiliation to ESA Research Networks

Starting now for the period 2017-2018 and onwards, ESA members can become formal members of one or several research networks. Each membership costs a symbolic amount of 10 Euros that go directly to the research network. The status of research networks will depend on how many paying members they have.

 RN1 - Ageing in Europe
 RN2 - Sociology of the Arts
 RN3 - Biographical Perspectives on European Societies
 RN4 - Sociology of Children and Childhood
 RN5 - Sociology of Consumption
 RN6 - Critical Political Economy
 RN7 - Sociology of Culture
 RN8 - Disaster and Social Crisis
 RN9 - Economic Sociology
 RN10 - Sociology of Education
 RN11 - Sociology of Emotions
 RN12 - Environment and Society
 RN13 - Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives
 RN14 - Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State
 RN15 - Global, transnational and cosmopolitan sociology
 RN16 - Sociology of Health and Illness
 RN17 - Work, Employment and Industrial Relations
 RN18 - Sociology of Communications and Media Research
 RN19 - Sociology of Professions
 RN20 - Qualitative Methods
 RN21 - Quantitative Methods
 RN22 - Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty
 RN23 - Sexuality
 RN24 - Science and Technology
 RN25 - Social Movements
 RN26 - Sociology of Social Policy and Social Welfare
 RN27 - Regional Network on Southern European Societies
 RN28 - Society and Sports
 RN29 - Social Theory
 RN30 - Youth and Generation
 RN31 - Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism
 RN32 - Political Sociology
 RN33 - Women’s and Gender Studies
 RN34 - Sociology of Religion
 RN35 - Sociology of Migration
 RN36 - Sociology of Transformations: East and West
 RN37 - Urban Sociology
RN Affiliation fee : 0 €

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Please, note that all the ESA regular members receive the online version of the ESA European Societies Journal (ESJ) and European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology (EJCPS).
 Click here if you want to receive hard copies of the European Societies Journal (ESJ) (60€ for 2 calendar years)
 Click here if you want to receive hard copies of the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology (EJCPS) (48€ for 2 calendar years)

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RN Affiliation fee : 0 €
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Hard copies of the ESJ : 0 €
Hard copies of the EJCPS : 0 €
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