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The European Microscopy Society is composed of individual members and corporate members. Any microscopist, whether or not a member of a national society for microscopy in Europe, is eligible for membership of the European Microscopy Society. Any company producing and/or selling products used in the field of microscopy, can become a corporate member.

Membership fee

The EMS individual membership fee is presently set at Euro 25. However, EMS strongly encourages en-bloc membership of national or regional societies for microscopy, whereby every member of the national or regional society becomes a member of EMS. In this case, the EMS membership fee is set at Euro 5 for each member of the respective national or regional society and the total amount covering the EMS membership of its members is transferred by the society to EMS once a year. At present, already 24 national or regional societies within Europe have decided to participate in this concept of en-bloc membership !

So, if you want to become an individual member of EMS we suggest you check with your national or regional society first to see if they have adapted the EMS en-bloc membership. If so you can choose between joining EMS through your local society or you can still contact EMS directly for individual membership. If your local society is one of the few that do not participate in the en-bloc concept, please complete your individual membership and send it to the EMS secretary.

Corporate membership fees can be found on the ECMA page.

Membership benefits


  • have a vote in the General Assembly
  • receive substantial reductions at meetings (co)-organised by EMS, such as the EMS-extensions and the EMC series
  • are eligible for EMS scholarships
  • are eligible to receive support when organising local workshops
  • receive the EMS yearbook
  • receive the EMS newsletter electronically (if wanted, i.e. can be refused)
  • receive the journal Imaging & Microscopy, GIT Verlag, Wiley (if wanted, i.e. can be refused)
  • receive EMS microscopy related announcements (if wanted, i.e. can be refused)
  • etc

Membership info / Privacy notes

The EMS membership database is used by the EMS secretary to distribute the electronic version of the newsletter, to announce any relevant issue such as microscopy related events to the EMS members and to publish its membership database in the yearbook. The database is further available to the ECMA members who have agreed to use this list only for their microscopy related announcements and to never distribute or sell this list. Individual members can always request to be removed from the distributed list in the database or not to receive any bulk electronic information. In order to do so, please edit your profile on the website.

General Assembly

The EMS General Assembly is organized during EMC congresses, EMS Extension meetings or other international meetings. Agenda, minutes and other documents can be found at the page on the decision taking processes of the Society.


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