Membership of the European Mathematical Society

According to the statutes, the EMS has individual and corporate members:

Individual Members

You can join the EMS or renew your membership online. You can also join the EMS by application through a member society or the EMS secretariat.

Individual Membership Benefits

The principal reasons for joining the European Mathematical Society may be altruistic:

  • to encourage European mathematicians to cooperate;
  • to support European mathematicians working under difficult circumstances;
  • to support efforts to get backing for mathematics from the European Union.

But there are benefits to individual members as well:

  • Free access to zbMATH 
  • EMS Newsletter, published 4 times a year for no extra charge;
  • Access to the online Journal of the European Mathematical Society.
  • Reduced registration fees for the European Congresses;
  • Reduced registration fee for some EMS co-sponsored meetings;
  • 20 % discount on books published by the European Mathematical Society
  • Discount on subscriptions to journals published by the EMS Publishing House. 
  • Reciprocity memberships available at the American, Australian, and Canadian Mathematical Societies.

Corporate members

According to the statutes, Corporate bodies with legal status may join the Society in one of the following categories:

  • Full members (Class 1: 450€, class 2: 1350€, class 3: 2250€ and class 4: 3600€)
  • Associate members 450€
  • Academic institutional members 450€
  • Other institutional members (i.e. commercial organisations, industrial laboratories) 1350€

List of current corporate EMS members.

Full membership is restricted to societies, or similar bodies, primarily devoted to promoting research in pure or applied mathematics within Europe. Associate membership is open to all societies in Europe having a significant interest in any aspect of mathematics. Institutional membership is open to commercial organizations, industrial laboratories or academic institutes.

Full members are elected by the Council and other corporate members by the Executive Committee. Corporate bodies wishing to become members of the EMS should provide appropriate evidence of their nature and activities. Full members will, as decided by the Council, be divided according to size and resources into four classes having 1, 2, 3, or 4 delegates.

Benefits of EMS membership as a corporate member:

EMS members contribute towards

  • strengthening connections across the European community of mathematicians;
  • supporting efforts to get backing for mathematics from the European Commission;
  • giving visibility to our discipline in society;
  • disseminating mathematical research at scientific events, and mathematical literature at fair prices.

They enjoy several concrete benefits including

  • 20% discount on books published by the EMS Publishing House and ordered via
  • 10% discount on journals published by the EMS Publishing House (except Oberwolfach Reports) and ordered via
  • the EMS Newsletter–the quarterly magazine of the Society–for no extra fee