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Membership Fidelity Program (discontinued)

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****************** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - July 27, 2017 *********************
Termination of the Membership Fidelity Program

The ELRA Board is currently reviewing the membership policy so as to offer better adapted benefits to reward faithful members. For this purpose, it was decided to replace the Membership Fidelity Programme by a discount on membership fees for consecutive years in addition to other benefits. Consequently, the current Membership Fidelity Programme terminates as of September 1st, 2017.

Detailed information will be provided after ELRA General Assembly in October 2017.

Cash your miles up to May 1st, 2018

Faithful ELRA members having paid their membership fee between January 1st and July 1st, 2017 will be able to cash the miles earned over the years to renew their membership, register to LREC 2018 and/or purchase Language Resources up to May 1st, 2018. After this date, the uncashed miles will be lost.

By now, all ELRA members should have received a mail stating the number of miles acquired and left for their institution.

For more information, please contact Valérie Mapelli (


Miles, what for?

The principle of the fidelity program, set up to reward loyal members, is to earn miles by joining and remaining member of our association. The awarded miles can be used by members, once earned, for:

  • The payment of membership fees
  • The payment of registration fees to LREC and other events organized by the association
  • The purchase of the Language Resources from the ELRA catalogue with additional discount.


How many miles?

This depends on the type of the institution, and therefore on the membership fee. The number of miles per year that can be earned is currently as follows:  

Non-profit making organisation 200 miles
European small/medium-sized companies (< 50 employees) 250 miles
European profit making organisations (>= 50 employees) 375 miles
Non-European profit making organisations 1250 miles


The use and earning of miles is subject to the following rules:

  • If membership fee is paid before July 1st, the member gets the annual number of miles immediately.
  • If membership fee is paid after July 1st, the member is entitled to keep the miles acquired so far but the member will not earn miles for the current year (all other member benefits still apply, e.g. reduced price on resources, on LREC registration fees, etc.). The rule does not apply to new members who can join anytime and earn miles for that 1st year.
  • If membership fee has not been paid by December 31st, all the miles acquired so far are lost.


Miles can be used as soon as they are earned for all ELRA services, including LREC registration fees or ELRA membership:

  • After 2 years (2012 and 2013), a not-for-profit institution will have earned 400 miles (200 each year) and will be able to register 3 students for LREC2014.
  • After 4 years, any institution member of ELRA will have earned enough miles to get a free membership for one year.