Payment of Membership Fees

Membership fees can be paid via SEPA Direct Debit, bank transfer or PayPal, with SEPA Direct Debit and bank transfers being the preferred methods of payment in light of the hefty administrative fee charged for the use of PayPal (also via credit cards on PayPal). Of course it is possible for you to add a standing order independently from your own bank account, as well.

SEPA Direct Debit

This is the ELI's preferred fee-collection method. ELI Members with bank accounts in the Member States of the European Union plus the four Member States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) as well as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and United Kingdom are eligible to use this service. To make use of this option, please download a Word form here and once completed electronically and signed, please either scan and email it or send it per mail to the Secretariat. Please consult the Secretariat should you require any information.

Bank Transfer

Second to direct debit transactions, the ELI also prefers bank transfers. The relevant details are as follows:

Account Holder: ELI IVZW

Bank: ING Belgium SA/NV

Bank Address: Avenue Marnix 24, B-10000 Brussels - RLP Brussels


IBAN: BE92 3630 9072 2423



Credit Card or PayPal©

In comparison to the forgoing options, the ELI is charged hefty fees to process payments under this heading. Having a PayPal account is not necessary as the system also allows payments to be made directly, eg by credit card. Please note that depending on the country from which you are accessing this website, different methods of payment may be available.

There are two payment options available on this site: one-off payments ('Pay Now') and recurring annual payments ('Subscribe').

Fee Options

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Two different reduced fees are available to Individual Members, in line with the ELI’s categorisation of countries based on the GDP per capita, as indicated in table on the ELI website here, which will be based on the data published by the World Bank. The list of countries divided in two categories is available here (subject to annual revision by ELI). To apply for a reduced membership fee, please submit the signed ‘Application for a Reduced Membership Fee’ to the ELI Secretariat.

One-Off Payment

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You can use the above button to make a one-off payment, either as a donation or as a freely-chosen membership payment. Please enter the name of the Member on whose behalf the payment is made. This is also the payment option to be used for Institutional Members making payments.

Recurring Payment

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Here you can sign up to make a recurring payment of EUR 60 each year until revoked. Please enter the name of the Member on whose behalf the payment is made.