Become a member

Every European association of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants is invited to be a member of ELACTA!

To reach out internationally, we welcome also member associations from neighbouring countries. In ELACTA, they can find interesting education opportunities, the chance to share information about their own events with others, and the opportunity to share experiences with similar association, especially about the challenging task of the recognition of the IBCLC profession.

Membership is open to:

 Membership benefits:

  • Official representation with other associations, on the ELACTA website and during the General Assembly held every two years
  • Advocacy of the IBCLC profession
  • Access to Lactation and Breastfeeding, ELACTA’s digital magazine
  • Option for German-speaking association members to receive a hard copy of the German magazine, Laktation & Stïllen, at an additional cost of € 16,- per year, plus delivery costs.
  • Reduced registration fees for all association members at the biennial ELACTA Conference
  • The President, or the President representatives of every association receives a free entrance for this conference and, in return, participates in the Presidents’ Meeting and the General Assembly at the conference.
  • Sharing knowledge with similar associations through Facebook, Twitter and at ELACTA events
  • Continuing education possibilities at ELACTA’s European education weekends, “CERPS International”.
  • Listing in the “Find an IBCLC” on the Website for member IBCLCs (coming soon)
  • Board eligibility for association members with valid IBCLC certification.

Membership Requirements

  • All associations/ individuals who are members of ELACTA should comply with the statutes and policies of ELACTA
  • endorses the WHO Code, support the goals of ELACTA
  • pay due membership fees

Membership Annual Fees

for members of associations of category A countries          13 eur/person Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
for members of associations of category B           8.5 eur/person Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt,
Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine.
for individual members           25 eur/person
for group membership (when there is no association in the country) pay per member by the category of the country not less than 65 euros per group


Associations/Groups – > link to form
Individuals – > link to form

Deadline for completing the form for renewal of membership is 10 February each year.

Membership Renewal


After filling in the required information, you will receive an email with the Agreement and further instructions.

Annual Membership Renewal 


From January 1, 2024 the procedure for becoming an ELACTA member (for Associations and Individuals) and renewing the ELACTA membership changes.
You can read all the information on this page.


  1. On 8 January  – ELACTA letter  reminding to fill in the google form with data from the 31 December form the previous year – deadline – February 10.
  2. When the filled in  form is received, ELACTA will send an Agreement to President to be signed and  returned.
  3. After the Agreement is signed on both sides, ELACTA sends out the invoice – deadline  for payment – March 31st.
  4. If a Member has disagreements or wants  changes in Agreement, it should be  discussed and agreed in the ELACTA Board.