ESAE is committed to support the European Association community

ESAE is following closely the situation regarding the Covid-19. A dedicated ESAE task force is working hard to propose new educational opportunities, while reflecting on other elements association professionals would need today to serve their Boards and members adequately.  

We encourage all ESAE members to remain vigilant and informed, especially regarding their own health, movements and potential for exposure.

Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, Associations are now facing unprecedented challenges in their effort to serve their members and stay relevant.

The Association community is at the centre of everything we do at ESAE and strengthening it in this time of trouble is our top priority: we are trying to find replicable solutions to common challenges. Knowledge and networking are the main pillars of our activities.

During this crisis we will adapt our offering and accessibility to fit the way we all work these days. ESAE is here to support its members and make them stronger, more knowledgeable and more connected!

For further information please check the website of the World Health Organisation:



A curated collection of articles and thought pieces on how the Associations Community is affected by and coping with the pandemic crisis

Is your Association planning for an in-person meeting or conference in Flanders? Our partners from the VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau have you covered with all necessary info and support, including a reimbursable loan for events in the fall of 2020 and in 2021. Check out their guide.


A monitoring platform by our partners at Cambre, updated regularly and focusing on EU Advocacy which provides an overview of the most important EU and national developments in response to COVID-19.


Our Partners at FiscalNote have set up a dedicated page for Europe with updates and resources on coronavirus updated daily. News are curated into categories for more focused searches and users can subscribe to a dedicated newsletter.

Standing Meeting

An article by Martin Sirk with reflection o the future of Associations published at our partners, the Boardroom Magazine.

Martin Sirk argues that the successful post-Covid19 association will be one that is extremely agile and flexible, and one that will take roads less travelled.

A collection of insights by legal, events, communication and public affairs experts on current and emerging challenges for  Associations, compiled by Interel Association Management


Virtual meetings require specific skills, structures and processes. They’re also an opportunity to bring impact & focus. Here are some guidelines to get the most out of working together virtually by Dr. Madeleine De Hauke


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic vendors are increasingly offering collaboration tools for free for a period of time. A collection posted at Legal IT Insider


After CoreNet Global postponed its Global Summit in Singapore due to coronavirus, the association created a free virtual summit. With a successful meeting behind them, CoreNet’s CEO shares some advice for those wanting to host a virtual event of their own. An article by Samantha Whitehorne posted on

In the face of lost event revenue, there’s an opportunity for associations to provide new digital marketing channels for advertisers to reach audiences where they are in this moment. Some good advice from Laura Taylor, published at Association Advisor.


In these times of worry and disruption, members are looking to their associations for accurate, thoughtful guidance on how to proceed in both the short and long term. Great advice by Sarah Sain in an article posted on Association Adviser.

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From lower to higher budget solutions, this is a great and thorough list of tools to take your events online, provided by MPI Belgium President, Elina Jutelyte and updated regularly. Take a look!


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