Membership fees

Membership fees and benefits

During the IFCM General Assembly on July 29, 2019, in Lisbon, a new membership structure including revised benefits was explained to the members present at the meeting who unanimously approved it. This new system of membership fees and benefits is now more transparent. For the first time IFCM presented a new type of membership – a lifetime membership which will correspond better to the expectation of a certain group of members. The most relevant aspects of this new structure is in the table here below. For questions on sponsoring space or free space offered in some categories, please contact the office at



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Membership Groups according to the United Nations' Human Development Index 

The IFCM membership fees vary according to three country groups, based on the United Nations' Human Development Index - HDI list. The 'human development index' is published by the United Nations. This index is not based on the economic situation only. It takes into account the life expectancy, the under-five mortality rate, etc... If you wish to know more about this index, you will find more on:


Group 1

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Denmark, Hong Kong China, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Democratic People's Rep. of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau SAR (China), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA


Group 2

Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Aruba, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Iran, Rep. Islamic of, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Martinique, Martinique, F.W.I., Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Oman (Sultanate of), Palau, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Republic of Kazakhstan, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa West, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan – China, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan


Group 3

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, State of, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tadjikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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