Benefits and fees

Core benefits

  • Free participation in Post-Summit Briefings, which take place at least four times a year (following European Council summits).
  • Free attendance at Policy Briefings where key figures in government, industry and the EU institutions take the floor.
  • Free participation in Policy Dialogues where the major policy issues facing the EU are discussed and debated in depth.
  • Free participation at conferences, seminars, webinars and ad hoc events.
  • Free participation in Forum Meetings/Task Forces.
  • Other relevant communications, including occasional event reports.
  • Access to EPC expertise.


EPC membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining. All fees are exclusive of VAT (21%). EPC applies a policy of automatic renewal. This means that unless we hear from you three months before the end of your affiliation that you no longer wish to be a member, your membership will be automatically renewed.

The EPC offers the following categories of membership:


Open to small, medium and large multi-national companies. Fee depending on size.
Subscription: €3 000 to €12 500 

Professional and Business Associations

Subscription: €1 000

Diplomatic Representations

Open to missions, embassies and permanent representations. Fee depending on size.
Subscription: €500 to €1 250

Inter-Governmental and Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €1 000

Regional Bodies and Local Authorities

Subscription: €1 000

Non-Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €500

Platforms of Non-Governmental Organisations

Subscription: €1 000


Subscription: €500

Religious Organisations

Subscription: €500


Open to universities with departments of European studies
Subscription: €1 000

Free membership

Thanks to a grant from the King Baudouin Foundation, EPC's strategic partner, the EPC may, in exceptional circumstances, grant free membership to organisations in the third sector who have limited financial means and whose contribution would bring added value to the work of the EPC.

Main criteria

The organisations falling under the following categories may apply:

  • not-for profit associations
  • registered charities
  • voluntary bodies
  • non-governmental organisations
  • social enterprises, mutuals or cooperatives

Applicant bodies’ missions and objectives must be compatible with the aims and objectives of the EPC.

Applicant bodies must be legally constituted and be able to provide proof of official registration.

They must provide written justification for their request, including providing a copy of their current annual budget/and most recent accounts for verification purposes.


  1. Free membership will be granted for a limited time period and will be reviewed after 12 months.  Renewal of free membership is not automatic.
  2. The EPC reserves the right to refuse any application for free membership.
  3. Applicants may not disclose the arrangement with EPC to third parties.
  4. Applicants will receive the same benefits as paying members in their categories.
  5. Any request for free membership will be dealt with within 4 weeks from the date of submission to the EPC.


In certain cases, for example, retired EU or national officials,
individual membership is possible and is considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you are interested in joining, please contact Myriane Bartholomé


“I would like to thank the European Policy Centre (EPC) for putting the social dimension of the EU at the centre of its activities. … Your work helps to enrich the debate on the future of Europe. And so, I warmly welcome the EPC Report on Youth Unemployment, as an important input to this debate.”

Marianne Thyssen,
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility,
European Commission

“The European Policy Centre has always been an excellent platform to discuss European politics from various angles.”

Miroslav Lajčák,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic

“It’s a pleasure to speak at the European Policy Centre - an organisation which for almost two decades has been at the forefront of discussions on the European Union - leading debate on issues such as the EU's place in the world, migration and diversity, and the promotion of economic growth.”

Nicola Sturgeon,
First Minister of Scotland

“Enjoyed presenting the new 'better regulation agenda' this afternoon at the European Policy Centre. Great questions from the audience, a cross section of diplomats, NGOs, think-tanks, officials, journalists – people who really know Brussels inside out.”

Frans Timmermans,
European Commission First Vice-President and Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights

“It is a privilege for me to be able – through the European Policy Centre – to engage with so many stakeholders at once. With its extensive work on energy, the EPC is certainly at the forefront of the debate. I understand that EPC will continue to provide independent input through its Energy Programme and this type of multi-stakeholders event. This is what the Energy Union Strategy is all about. It is first and foremost an integrated project with decentralised ownership.”

Maroš Šefčovič,
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union

“Like many diplomatic missions in [Brussels], we at USEU deeply value the work that the EPC does in creating a platform for different perspectives to be heard on issues that are important to the European Union and its allies”

Anthony Gardner,
US Ambassador to the European Union