How to become a member

How to become a member

UnILiON is a group open to all universities and higher education institutions having an office or a representative based in Brussels.

In order to qualify as a member, you must be either a Brussels-based liaison office representing one or multiple universities, or a Brussels-based liaison office of a higher education institution active or interested in the research, innovation and higher education areas.

Additionally, a Brussels-based representative of one or multiple universities that is also part of a regional liaison office may apply for membership. However, the applicant has to fully justify that the activities of the proposed staff member are fully dedicated to university(ies) representation.

Applicants should submit a written request to become a member of UnILiON to our Secretariat. The Secretariat will preliminarily assess eligibility and compliance with the guidelines of operation and then present it for approval to the UnILiON Core Group. Applicants will usually be invited to present their university(its)/office to UnILiON Core at the next appropriate meeting. Following a positive vote of approval by UnILiON Core, your membership will be activated and you will have access to our activities and information.

UnILiON members are expected to actively contribute to the group activities. This includes: Active participation in the Core meetings (at least 5 per year) or chairing a Working Group; Sharing of information and relevant documents; Organisation of and participation to group events. Participation in the Core should be at office Director level or by means of a senior representative specifically mandated for this.

If you are interested in becoming a member, submit a request by email to, stating in particular the following information:

  • The university/ies that you represent
  • The name of your Brussels office
  • Short description of your universities
  • What you hope to gain from membership of the UnILiON network
  • What you can contribute with to the UnILiON network