How Can I Become a Member?
Anyone who wants to support the objectives of the Verein and who is qualified to cooperate in the scientific purpose of the Verein für Socialpolitik is welcome to apply for membership. On January 1st 2011, the Verein für Socialpolitik had 3.733 personal members and 38 institutional members. Among the former are more than 1200 professors from universities in more than 20 countries, most of them in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Verein für Socialpolitik is a non-profit organization. The annual membership fee is currently € 85 for regular members. There is a reduced membership fee of € 46 for members who are under 40 and whose income does not exceed those of senior lecturers (German salary group C1).
Members of the Verein für Socialpolitik are eligible for reduced registration fees at the annual meeting. Our members also receive the two quarterly journals German Economic Review and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik.
Members eligible for the reduced membership fee can apply for a Lecture Premium of € 500, if they present a paper at a high-quality international conference outside the German language area.
To become a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik, please fill out the application form (Word-Document or PDF-Document), sign it and send it back to our business office. You can also write to our business office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the application form by mail.
The statute of the society (PDF, German) you can download here.