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 five categories of membership as follows:

Academic membership

Open to individuals either employed by or engaged in full or part time study in any accredited university or educational institution. Academic members are eligible for election as an academic representative on the ECGI Board. The academic membership subscription is €100 per annum.

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 €2,000 per annum.

Practitioner membership

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 €100 per annum.

Patron membership

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

Research membership

Research Members are individuals who have been appointed Fellows or Research Associates by the ECGI. Membership, which is for the duration of their appointment, is free.
* further information on this organisation will be made available in the near future.


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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