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Membership services

By joining EDEN you become part of the largest, dynamically developing community of experts and practitioners of electronic distance education.
The EDEN Institutional membership consists of over 200 member organisations. These members include universities, national associations, professional bodies, international networks, research institutions and companies. The EDEN NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals is a dedicated professional community consisting solely of EDEN members: the institutional nominees (i.e. up to 30 persons / institution according to status) and individual members. The NAP numbers over 1200 individuals.

EDEN’s membership is represented in the community of the NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals. Whether you are an individual member or nominated by your EDEN member institution, you have access to the following services:

Invite a Colleague

Some of your colleagues in the same institution may be interested in becoming an EDEN member. Member institutions may delegate up to 30 people within their own membership package without extra charge. Tell your colleagues of this opportunity! Via our “Easy Joining” procedure it has never been so effortless to be part of the EDEN family.

Young and Free

It has been a priority for EDEN to welcome and involve young researchers or practitioners in EDEN activities to promote development and support young individuals. Students (undergraduate and graduate) enjoy free membership and receive student discounts at our events. Invite your students or fellow students to be our member today.

Your Peers are Two Clicks Away

All EDEN members are part of the NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals and meet online at the NAP Members’ Area. This ELGG based social community serves as an information exchange, and provides an online directory and meeting place. Log in with your password now and read the EDEN conference proceedings, newsletters, announcements, join discussions and find your colleagues all in one place:  the NAP Members’ Area (Forgot your password? Contact the NAP helpdesk.)

Spread Your News

Are you searching for project partners? Would you like to invite EDEN peers to your event? Do you think your latest research findings are of interest to the European community? EDEN members can publish news in the monthly EDEN Newsflashes after sharing it within the NAP Members’ Area themselves. Make sure to send your news to the Secretariat by the 5th day of the month to be included!

Meet and Greet

Use your membership benefits to participate in our events with a reduced price. EDEN members enjoy a reduced participation fee for all EDEN events, including the upcoming EDEN Annual Conference in Genoa.

Your European Projects – Our Support

Since the very beginning, EDEN supports its Members by its project involvement solely based on invitation by EDEN member organisations. You may benefit from EDEN’s well-developed services in supporting project implementation, dissemination, networking, communication, valorisation, and evaluation. See the latest news from running projects and read project newsletters in the NAP Members’ Area.

Further services and benefits of membership include:

  • Belonging to the largest, respected and active professional community in open, distance and e-learning in Europe
  • Access to EDEN’s database of institutional and individual members and partners
  • Free access to electronic versions of EDEN conferences proceedings
  • Use EDEN logo as reference on websites, blogs, electronic correspondence
  • Purchase EDEN publications at a 50% discount

How to access the members’ services?
Please contact the EDEN Secretariat with any questions or for information regarding membership services.

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Membership Application Guide

EDEN is open to credible educational institutions and organisations, companies, and individuals interested in open, distance, flexible and e-learning. The EDEN Executive Committee will consider any new member applications to the Association.

What kind of membership should you seek?

EDEN provides membership categories that suit all kinds of expectations and circumstances. Would you be interested at wider recognition of your institution, participate in the Association’s decision making procedures and the shaping of EDEN’s future: apply for institutional membership.

Is your motivation strictly personal? If you are happy with being “only” at the receiving end of the diverse EDEN services, individual membership could be your ideal choice – it still allows you to engage in and benefit from most EDEN activities. For more information please consult the Constitution.

Would you wish to join EDEN, please complete the online membership application form.

Following the feedback of the EDEN members, the infrastructure has been made available for arranging payments by credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) for the EDEN services. For more information, please consult with the EDEN Secretariat or the respective online forms.

You are invited to check the EDEN Membership Fees. Please contact the EDEN Secretariat with any further questions or for information regarding membership and activities of the Association.