Membership year coincides with the calendar year, i.e. from January 1st to December 31st. We recommend you join at the beginning of the year to enjoy all your ESPEN membership benefits throughout the whole year.

2020 ESPEN membership subscription will be closed on November 30th, 2020. We will re-open subscriptions for 2021 membership early next January.

ESPEN offers 3 membership categories. You may apply to be an:

1. Individual member for € 120 per year - Join HERE

2. Junior member for € 40 per year, if you are under the age of 35 = born after 01.01.1985 (proof of age is mandatory upon sign-up and has to be sent to - Join HERE

3. Senior member for € 40 per year, if you are over the age of 65 = born before 01.01.1955 (proof of age is mandatory upon sign-up and has to be sent to - Join HERE


For payment of your membership subscription, you will be redirected to our secure PayPal payment platform. We accept payments by Visa and Mastercard credit cards, as well of course through a PayPal account if you already subscribed with them. If your country is among one of the few countries where PayPal is not available, you may also pay by bank transfer. In this case, kindly contact the Treasurer office at

Membership starts on the day your subscription is accepted and ends on the 31st of December of the same year.


There are many membership benefits, all of which are valid throughout the year of subscription.
2020 Membership benefits includes
  • 20% discount on registration at the main annual congress in the field, i.e. the 42nd ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism to be held in Lyon, France from September 19 to September 22, 2020. This discount is not valid for those registering to the congress as "Students". To register to the congress as member, kindly provide upon registration your 8 digits personal discount code to be found in the 1st paragraph of the text of your confirmation of subscription email
  • reduced rate for registration to the 8th ESPEN Symposium (dates and venue to be confirmed)
  • reduced rate for registration to the 27th ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care (dates and venue to be confirmed)
  • priority access for registration to the ESPEN Workshops (see our news and calendar for scheduled Workshops in 2020)
            >    For the Course, the Symposium and Workshops, you may be requested by the organizers to provide your 8 digits personal discount code to confirm your member' status
  • a free online only subscription to the best European journal in clinical nutrition and metabolism through Clinical Nutrition. From 2019, Clinical Nutrition Journal goes online only and you will not receive hard copies anymore. Access to this journal is an easy process by loggin on with your member username and password. You can find here a short visual with instructions for use.
  • a free online subscription to Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN is an electronic-only journal published bi-monthly and is also available by login through your ESPEN member account.
  • a free access to Clinical Nutrition Experimental which promotes mainly basic science in the field of Clinical Nutrition
  • the ESPEN Newsletter
  • access to the archived educational Congress Presentations database since 2001
  • reduced rates for the LLL Live Modules – these courses aim at a certificate in clinical nutrition and/or becoming a teacher in clinical nutrition in your own country. ESPEN membership is required to become an LLL Teacher
  • access to with same username and password
  • access to Research Fellowship Grant
  • access to Travel Fellowship for communications at the annual congress
  • the best way to be part of an organized action to promote recognition of clinical nutrition
Note: If you are a member of a National PEN Society that has signed a blockmembership agreement with ESPEN, you are entitled to a special rate of € 90 per year that gives you the same benefits as an individual member. Your national PEN society will bill you for your National + ESPEN memberships and will then pay ESPEN. You cannot repay your membership fees online on this website. Kindly contact your National PEN Society for any further information.