Contributing Membership

The European Pain Federation EFIC by-laws (Article 6, Members, section B) have always allowed contributing membership, but the European Pain Federation EFIC are now actively recruiting!

The by-law states: “Any organisation or person who agrees to contribute financially or materially for a minimum period of three years may become a contributing member. Contributing members are subject to the Executive Board’s approval and without voting rights [in the Council of the European Pain Federation].”

Individual contributing members

Individual contributing membership is available to individuals who wishes to support the aims and objectives of the European Pain Federation EFIC. This type of membership might be attractive to individuals from countries without an IASP chapter, or from individuals from outside of Europe who wish to contribute to the projects of the European Pain Federation EFIC. IASP members who are not members of their own national chapter might also wish to join as individual contributing members.

In addition, individual contributing membership might be of interest to some in addition to their individual membership of their own National Chapter, especially for those who want a closer relationship with the working officers and the many exciting projects, and also for those who wish to contribute financially to the many excellent European Pain Federation EFIC projects.

The minimum contribution for individual members is €100 per year for 3 years (excluding VAT)

Contributing membership starts after approval by the Executive Board and runs until the end of each calendar year.

Rights for individual members: Title: Contributing Member of European Pain Federation EFIC®

An individual Contributing Member will be entitled to:

  • Subscription for the European Journal of Pain (EJP) and the European Pain Federation EFIC Newsletters (online)
  • Reduced registration fees for European Pain Federation EFIC-organised events
  • The possibility to apply for European Pain Federation EFIC-recognised ‘Pain Schools’
  • The possibility to apply for European Pain Federation EFIC grants such as the E-G-G, Greppi and IBSA
  • The possibility to request European Pain Federation EFIC endorsement for events
  • Support from the European Pain Federation EFIC office and secretariat – general email address secretary@efic.org

After 1 year’s membership:

  • The possibility to apply for the Examination for the European Pain Federation EFIC Diploma in Pain Medicine
  • The possibility to apply for European Pain Federation EFIC Fellowships and Pain Schools
  • The possibility to request meeting support from the European Pain Federation EFIC

Interested in becoming a “Contributing member”, then fill in the application form and send it to the European Pain Federation EFIC via email. Once your application has been accepted you will receive the membership invoice fee. The memberships start in January of each calendar year.

Contributing member organisations

Organisations may also become contributing members if they support the aims and objectives of the European Pain Federation EFIC.

The application for “contributing membership” for organisations is for 3 years minimum. The fee for a commercial organisation is €500 and for non-commercial organisations €200, excluding VAT (21%), per year and can be invoiced per year or for 3 years (comm. € 1,500 – non-comm € 600 euro, excluding VAT).

The rights for individual contributing members do not apply to the members of contributing member organisations.

Contributing Membership by organisations requires such organisations to share their list of members to promote their integration into the work of the European Pain Federation EFIC.

Interested in becoming a “Contributing organisation”, then fill in the application form and send it to the European Pain Federation EFIC via email. Once your application has been accepted you will receive the membership invoice fee. The memberships start in January of each calendar year.