Become a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik!
The Verein für Socialpolitik is a non-profit organisation. Membership is open to all persons and institutions who wish to promote the aims of the Society and who, if applicable, are willing and suitably qualified to cooperate in the scientific tasks of the Society.
The member commits to the Code of Ethics of the Verein für Socialpolitik. The statutes of the Association shall apply. According to § 4 of the statutes, membership is not limited in time. Resignation requires 2 months' notice to the end of a calendar year.
Benefit from a reduced participation fee for the annual conference if you register as a member. The conferences of the Verein für Socialpolitik also enjoy a high international reputation.
Membership includes a subscription to the two journals of the Association: German Economic Review and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik. Members in the EU automatically receive online access to the content of the journals via our homepage. Members in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can choose to receive an online or a print and online subscription.
You can expand your network via the member directory on our homepage and benefit from our conference calendar and job market. With your voting rights, you can influence the policies of the association. As a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik, you will receive regular information about the association, e.g. about upcoming elections and news about association activities.
Younger members who currently pay a reduced membership fee can benefit from the conference subsidy programme: Simply apply and receive a € 500 lecture bonus. More information is available here.
Here you can find the membership fee regulations of the Verein für Socialpolitik.
The membership fee generally consists of a donation share for general association purposes and a share for the subscription to the association's journals. If you do not subscribe to the print edition of the journals, the fee is reduced accordingly.
Please pay only after you have received an invoice from us. The invoice includes the fee for the entire calendar year, even if the member joins the association during the year.
Full membership without print subscription € 89
Reduced membership without print subscription € 45
A reduction is granted to members who have not yet reached the age of 40. A reduction shall not be granted if the member already holds a W2/W3 or an associate professorship (Germany), an associate, a university or an associate professorship (Austria) or an (associate) full professorship (Switzerland).A reduction shall be granted to members who have not yet reached the age of 40. A reduction is not granted if the member already holds a W2/W3 or an associate professorship (Germany), an associate, a university or an associate professorship (Austria) or an (extra-)full professorship (Switzerland).
Stay in touch with us!
The office will be happy to answer your questions about the association and your membership.
You will receive regular e-mails from us reporting on the life of the association, enabling you to participate in elections and informing you about the VfS annual conference. If your membership expires, e.g. due to your cancellation, your data will be deleted. Please keep your data, especially your e-mail address, up to date.
Information from the electronic membership directory may only be used for personal use and to contact you regarding scientific networking and may not be passed on to third parties.