ISSOP (previously ESSOP) is an interdisciplinary, non-governmental, non-profit making, scientific body open to all child health professionals.

The purpose of the organization is to promote knowledge of social paediatrics, to stimulate research in this field, to disseminate such knowledge at meetings and to work together with national and international agencies.

Do not hesitate to contact ISSOP membership administrative support by sending a mail to (replace manually _at_ by the @ symbol) if you have any question after reading below.

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This gives members opportunity to use their skills, resources and knowledge to develop local and global strategies to improve the health and well-being of children and young people

The benefits of ISSOP membership include the following:

  • Advocacy on behalf of children
  • Contributing to the development of Social Paediatrics
  • Stimulation of research/evidence based health care
  • Networking in Social Paediatrics
  • Training and Continuous Medical Education events
  • Reduced rate for the journal: ‘Child: Care, Health and Development’ (click on the name for hyperlink)

Annual Fee

The annual membership fee for ISSOP is 50 Euros.

For junior members (under age 35) and for those from supported countries (low- and mid-income countries as defined by the World Bank-updated annually), the fee is 35 Euros.

You can pay via the ISSOP membership website:

  • online with credit card or Paypal account
  • by making a bank transfer
  • with VISA or MasterCard at the annual meeting

Discussion list – to be kept informed, you can join the discussion list. Please read first the discussion list FAQ before sending a mail.