Personal Membership

How to become a member

The Verein fuer Socialpolitik is a non-profit organisation. Anyone who supports the association's goals and adheres to its ethical principles can apply for a membership.

become a member here

According to § 4 of the constitution (in German only), the membership is not limited in time and therefore will not end without giving notice.

The Verein fuer Socialpolitik issues invoices for the membership only once a year for all members. Please only make a payment when you have received an invoice, therefore we ask especially our new members for a little patience.


Membership benefits:

  • You benefit from a reduced participation fee for attending the association's annual conference.
  • Membership includes a subscription to both journals of the association, German Economic Review and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik. You also get an online access to the content of the journals via our homepage.*
  • You can expand your network by using the member register of our homepage and benefit from our conference calendar and job market.
  • You can use your voting rights to influence the politics of the association.


Annual membership fees:

The members have agreed an increase of the annual membership fees on 02/09/2018 at the members meeting in Freiburg i. Br.

 until 2018from 2019 
membership fee
85.00 €97.00 € General: the membership fee includes a journal subscription fee and a donation.
membership fee*      
46.00 €*   52.00 €**offered to members under the age of 40 whose pay grade does not exceed TV-L E13/Level 1.

Younger members who currently pay reduced membership fees can also benefit from the conference subsidy program.


The membership fee can be paid by means of a SEPA Direct Debit Mandate which can be set up via the register of members (a printed copy with your signature is required), via credit card payment. For a separate payment, please note our bank details and provide us with your membership number.


The member obliges the Code of Ethics of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik. Please note the bylaws of the association. A resignation is possible with a notice of two months to the end of a calendar year. The annual membership fee must have been paid at least once.


As a member of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik you will receive regular information on the association e.g. about upcoming elections and the invoice on the membership fee. Your personal data will be deleted after the termination of the membership.


The free electronic form of the membership list shall only be used in the interests of the Association. The Verein fuer Socialpolitik does not allow you to export any files, the contents are for personal, non-commercial purposes. The data of your user account has to be kept in confidence for an indefinite time and may not be given to unauthorized third parties.


become a member here

For further information, please contact us:

Verein fuer Socialpolitik e.V.

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 20 45 96 00
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 20 67 92 37


Bank details

Verein für Socialpolitik

Commerzbank Hamburg (BLZ 200 800 00)

account no: 03 808 828 00

IBAN: DE47 2008 0000 0380 8828 00


The Verein fuer Socialpolitik issues invoices for the membership only once at the beginning of each year for all members. Please only make a payment when you have receiced an invoice.


*Unfortunately, the legal framework allows only a shipment to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 Members from other EU countries have only an online access. In this case, we only invoice the online subscription. Members from third countries pay only the donation share of €63 (full member) or €30 (reduced member).