How to apply

Any organisation can apply for EFI membership. 

  • Associate membership is open to research institutes, educational establishments, commercial organisations, forest authorities, non-governmental organisations and institutions of similar nature from European States.
  • Affiliate membership is open to institutions of a similar nature from non-European States.

    We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the rules and requirements from the Conference Rules of ProcedureTo learn more about EFI, see the EFI Strategy 2025.

Applications for admission will be considered by the Board twice per year, in April/May and in September/October. To be considered for admission at the respective session, applications must have been received no later than 1 March or 1 August, respectively. If not received by the set deadline, the application will be considered a the following session of the Board.

If you are interested on applying or have any questions, please send an email to:

Membership fees
Below you will see our current fee categories.  EFI’s  membership fee is based on the structure of the World Bank’s list of Economies  See listing at the World Bank  site.

New membership fee structure as of 1 January 2024

World Bank category

Member Fee

Member fee

High-income economies

2000 EUR

1600 EUR

Upper middle-income economies

1000 EUR

800 EUR

Lower middle-income economies

500 EUR

400 EUR

Low-income economies

250 EUR

200 EUR

For more information, contact