Become a member

Become a member

The European Corporate Governance Institute is the home for all those who have an active interest and involvement in corporate governance. There are six categories of membership as follows:


Institutional membership

Open to companies, institutions and enterprises such as stock exchanges, regulators, investors, companies, rating agencies, stock price index producers and law firms, whether based in Europe or elsewhere. The institutional membership subscription is EUR 2,500 per annum. To learn more about this category click here.

Academic Institutional membership 

Open to universities, business schools, or other academic bodies whether based in Europe or elsewhere. The institutional membership subscription is currently EUR 2,000 per annum. To learn more about this category click here.

Academic membership   Click Here to Join

Open to individuals either employed by or engaged in full or part time study in any accredited university or educational institution. Academic members are not eligible to publish their work in the ECGI Working Paper Series (unless they have presented it at an ECGI affiliated event). Academic members are eligible for election as an academic representative on the ECGI Board. The academic membership subscription is EUR 100 per annum. 

Practitioner membership  Click Here to Join

Open to private individuals or those in companies, institutions and enterprises who wish to join in their own right. Practitioner members are eligible for election as a non-academic representative on the ECGI Board. The practitioner membership subscription is EUR 250 per annum. 

Patron membership

Patron Members are legal entities or individuals interested in corporate governance and are Patrons of the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF). They are appointed in agreement with the boards of ECGI and ECGRF.

ECGRF ( accepts philanthropic donations for scientific research on corporate governance. Although smaller donations are accepted, Patrons of the Foundation donate at least EUR 250,000 over a 5 year period.

Research membership

Research Members are individuals who have been appointed Fellows or Research Members by the ECGI Research Member (Appointments) Committee based on the quality of their scholarship and contribution to corporate governance research. They play a special role in the governance of ECGI and are the guardians of its scientific independence and integrity. They are eligible to publish their research in the Working Paper Series. Membership, which is for the duration of their appointment, is free. ECGI accepts applications for research membership every two years. Successful applicants will have an established research and publication track record in corporate governance. The call for new research members will be published on the ECGI website and circulated by email to all members. 

Applicants must commit to abide by the Institute's Articles of Association and should furnish, upon request and under clearly defined conditions of confidentiality, sufficient information to verify the membership class.

The ECGI is not responsible for, nor does it screen or certify, the corporate governance policies or practices of its members. Membership of ECGI therefore should not be regarded or used as a sign or certification of corporate governance quality.

Anyone who wishes to apply for membership of the Institute can do so, using one of the online application forms on this site.

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