Join the EOS and become a part of the growing European optics and photonics community! The EOS has more than 4,500 societal, corporate, individual, associate and student members.

An EOS membership includes various benefits. Choose a membership mode below and explore the benefits and advantages!

Societal members 

21 national optical societies in Europe are societal members of the EOS. Societies can join the EOS as a Branch or as an Affiliated Society.

Corporate members

Increase your company's or institute's visibility and benefit from special rates for all advertising and sponsoring offers.

Individual members

Take advantage of special rates for journals and events and meet colleagues in your field of work. Join the EOS directly or through your national optical society.

Student members

Build up your professional network and benefit from special rates for journals and events for only 10 Euro per year.

Associate members

Join one of our Affiliated Societies and become an Associate EOS member automatically. Upgrading to a full individual membership only costs 12.50 Euro and brings you all benefits.

In addition, any EOS member, regardless of the membership mode, have the possibility to attend most of the meetings of our Partner Societies at member rates.




Benefits overview





Student Members

Corporate Members

Societal Members

Individual Members through Branches

Associate Members through Affiliated Societies






Reduced publication rates for JEOS:RP

Free subscription to the Photonik International magazine

Free subscription to the Electrooptics Magazine published by Europa Science Ltd.

Free subscription to the Advanced Optical Technologies Journal AOT published by DeGruyter (starting beginning of 2012)




Reduced registration fees for EOS events


Reduced registration fees for EOS co-sponsored events







Member newsletter

Networking, communication & voting rights


Membership in one or more EOS Focus Groups

Search other EOS members by interests

EOS email alias

Postal communication


Full voting rights

PR & Marketing





10% discount on advertising and sponsoring offers




Presence on the EOS Homepage




Free-of-charge publication of job offers in the EOS online jobmarket