IWF Membership Options & Information

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Becoming a member of the IWF is simple! Choose the membership option that best applies to you and pay the corresponding annual fee. Once your membership has been received you will be assigned a unique username and password to enter the reserved areas of this website and to post messages in the forum.

How to Join

Formal membership in the IWF requires payment of annual dues in support of the organization. Dues are used to cover the operating expenses of the IWF including meeting space, speaker expenses, newsletter publication and website hosting.
The IWF fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Annual dues are collected in-person at general meetings or at anytime via wire transfer (bonifico bancario). Returning members are kindly asked to pay their membership fees for the social year during the summer months via wire transfer. Memberships from the previous year remain active on the forums and in the directory until the second meeting of the social year (October).

Wire transfers should be sent to:
Beneficiario: International Womens Forum Of Bologna
Causale: Your First Name, Your Last Name
Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena
Codice IBAN : IT63O 01030 02430 000010460094

Please double check to make sure your wire transfer is labeled correctly with the account name ("beneficiario") details written as indicated above. This greatly accelerates receipt of your fees.

Upon sending your wire transfer, please e-mail the IWF treasurer treasurer@iwfbologna.com with the following information:

  1. Your first and last name as you would like to be listed in the IWF on-line directory.
  2. The email address you would like to use for IWF contact.
  3. Your home country

Once your membership has been activated, you will receive e-mail confirmation with your login and password. With this login members may:

  • post messages in the on-line forums
  • participate in the photo directory
  • visit the interest group areas including the job bank
  • download copies of current and past newsletters
  • download coupons for discounts at local businesses

Membership Options

The IWF has created a series of membership options designed to meet the needs of our friends both in Bologna and far away. Visitors are welcome to attend their first general meeting or interest group activity free of charge.

Regular Member €50 per year.

Regular members have full access to the on-line community and are entitled to attend all general meetings, social events and interest group activities. They receive a copy of the IWF's guidebook Bologna Inside Second Edition: everything you need to know to make Bologna home, a weekly e-mail "newsflash", as well as the newsletter vox@bo when attending meetings. Only regular members are permitted to vote and hold board positions.

Supporting Member €35 per year.

This membership is for people living outside of the greater Bologna area or out of the country who wish to support the IWF. Supporting members have full access to the on-line community, receive the weekly newsflash and are welcome to attend general meetings for a drop-in fee of €5.

Institutional Member €100 per year (membership is held in institution’s name).

Institutional members are represented on-line with a brief description in our sponsorship area and are listed on our Links page. Institutional members enjoy full access to the on-line community, including the membership directory and Job Bank where employment opportunities may be posted. In addition, each institutional member is entitled to send two attendees to each general meeting, a privilege which may be circulated among the institution’s employees, members or students.

Student Member €35 per year.

Student members (with proof of full-time student status) enjoy the same benefits as regular members other than the right to vote or serve on the board.

Partial-year Membership €30 per year.

Members joining us late in the social year can take advantage of our Partial-Year Membership option, at the reduced rate of €30. Members who join us on March 1st or later will enjoy the same benefits as regular members