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Associated Society Membership

Join the IFFS

An “associated” society is a society or a federation of regional societies which individually do not fulfil the criteria of a member society and which pursue the same or similar goals as the IFFS (Article 4).  A written constitution consistent with the mission of the IFFS must be submitted.


  • Global recognition as an IFFS Associated Society
  • Invited to IFFS General Assemblies as an observer (no voting rights)
  • Consultatory status on important matters such as congress dates and venues or other issues
  • Opportunity for exchange lectures and sessions during congresses
  • Access to IFFS leadership; first-line communication on initiatives and opportunities to collaborate
  • Belonging to a progressive global organization that supports individual societies’ work toward the greater good

How to apply

Click the “Join” button on this page. During the application process you will be asked to provide a primary contact for your organization who will be responsible for keeping your account information up to date. You must also upload:

  1. A letter requesting membership
  2. A copy of your constitution


$250 flat fee;

*Fee may be waived if the associated society comprises existing dues-paying one or more member societies

Apply for Associated Society Membership

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