Membership of the Association

Membership is on an individual basis. It is open without restriction to anyone who accepts and engages with the Association’s Aims. This includes those who do not live or work in a European nation state. As a member you become a part of an association which:

  • Enables the development of and support for social work research through a range of activities and initiatives
  • Gives social work research a presence and identity in Europe, in seeking to promote a social work marked by knowledge, evidence, understanding and justice.
  • Provides a basis for mutual support of and collaboration with ‘sister’ organizations and networks in Europe and around the world

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As a Member, you get...

  • Free electronic access to ESWRA's flagship journal the European Social Work Research
  • Access to Special Interest Groups, and specialized workshops
  • Access to ESWRA member-only website facilities
  • Individual member profile on the forum, member only forum
  • Special news for members

ESWRA Membership Fees

The conference fee for ECSWR will include ESWRA membership. If you are not able to attend the conference but would like to be a member of ESWRA please see the fee structure below.

Membership fees

Higher Income countries

Full membership 110 Euro per year

Students and emeritus members 50 Euro per year

Lower income countries

Full membership 50 Euro per year

Students and emeritus members 25 Euro per year

If you have a question about eligibility for membership, please contact ESWRA administrator by email at



Full: Full members are persons who have a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare; or are teaching in social work programmes; or are researchers primarily working in social work research units, teams or other forms of research practice

Student member: The student fee level is for those who are students in a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree programme in social work or social welfare, and who also, because of their student status, have a significant loss in their income

Emeritus member: Emeritus members are persons who have attended the European Conference for Social Work Research for at least three years, are Association members, and are retired from their primary place of employment. You should make a written request to the Association for Emeritus status (

Associate member: Associate members are persons in employment who are not otherwise eligible for Full or Student membership.

Category 1. High and medium high-income countries

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Category 2. Medium low and low-income countries

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Isle of Man, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

The threshold for determining which countries fall into categories of ‘high’ and ‘middle’ / ‘low’ income countries is set at the HDI of 0.900 and can be accessed here: [Accessed 20 November 2019].

Duration and termination of membership

Membership of the Association runs from January 1st to December 31st of any year.

During the year it is possible to terminate a membership by writing to the ESWRA office at: By termination of membership an annual membership fee already paid is not refundable.

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