Last update: 27/02/2020



FEBEA members have access to the following services and benefits:

- Access to a network of social finance practitioners from more than 15 European countries. FEBEA members have different sizes and legal forms but they all share the committment to promote Ethical Finance principles and approaches; 
- Facilitated communication with European Institutions dealing with financial instruments and social finance mechanisms;
- Participation to thematic working groups, interacting with practitioners and experts;
- Participation to exchange and knowledge transfer events and initiatives organised by the Federation;
- Free Participation to Annual Conference and visiblity events organised by the Federation across Europe;
- Get detailed and updated information on European policies and tools on sustainable finance;
- Participation to European-funded projects with the support of the Federation;
- Contribue to shaping the European debate on sustainable and social finance;
- Gain visibility and recognition at European level.
- ...and much more! Contact us for additional information.



To join FEBEA, any potential member must take the following steps:

1.    Consult the official documents of the Federation (Charter, Articles of Associations, Internal Rules) and verify the conditions and criteria for the membership.

In order to apply, a legal entity must:

  • be a financial institution working with savings and/or capital funds, or a foundation having institutional links with a financial institution of comparable nature or mutual cooperative bank, or others or an enterprise providing similar financial or technical services;
  • adhere to, sign and respect the FEBEA Charter;
  • have a balance sheet of at least one million euros;
  • have autonomy of decision vis-à-vis any organisation or external company;
  • have its registered offices in one of the Member States of the European Union or the European Free Trade Area, even if its activities are located in other countries;
  • provide FEBEA with transparent and complete information on its internal functioning, the collection of savings and the use of resources.


2.    Send a set of documents to formalise the Application, including :

  • an application form to collect all general information on the candidate member;
  • the last balance sheet available;
  • a questionnaire concerning the position for each principle of the Charter;
  • copy of the company registration certificate;
  • the Articles of Association;
  • a Motivation Letter to clearly express the reasons for which the organisation wants to become a FEBEA member, which benefits it expects from the membership and which values it can bring to the association.


3.   If the written application is positively evaluated by the Board if Directros, the candidate will receive the visit of two members representatives of FEBEA, who will present a visit report to the Board of Directors. 


4.    If the drafting of the written application for membership and the visit report (points 2 and 3) show compatibility between the candidate’s structure and the spirit of FEBEA, the FEBEA Board of Directors votes on the acceptance of the organization as new member. The admission of new members must be ratified by the Federation’s General Assembly. 



FEBEA can also have strategic relations with institutions and legal persons that are not effective members and propose to them to become "associate members". On the proposal of the Board of Directors, the following entities are entitled to become associate members:

  • organisations that have their registered office in a member state of the European Council or in a country that has an accord / is associated with the European Union;
  • institutions participating in FEBEA initiatives.

Associate members cannot be elected to the Board of Directors and have no voting rights at the General Assembly, even if they have been invited to participate. They can participate in the working groups set up within the FEBEA and make use of the FEBEA tools.

To become an associate member, the candidate should adhere to and sign the FEBEA Charter. Associate members can request to become effective members, but they will have to follow again the membership application procedure and show that they comply with all the requirements necessary to become effective members.


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The amount of the annual membership fee is decided by the General Meeting. The amounts are curretly based on the total assets of the applicant organisation, according to this table