The European Science Foundation currently has 66 Member Organisations from 29 European countries.
The new statute adopted by the Assembly on 27-28 November 2014 incorporated a change in the type of organisations eligible for membership status and introduced two types of membership – associate membership and full membership.
Full members are required to pay an annual contribution and they take part in the management and administration of the organisation, with voting rights and related responsibilities. Associate members undertake to contribute on an occasional basis to the organisation’s objectives and play an advisory role.
At its meeting in September 2014, the ESF Governing Council lifted the moratorium (declared in 2010) on decisions on ESF membership applications.