Organisation and Council

Arachnologische Gesellschaft is a legal nonprofit association (German "Verein" with the usual bylaws). Its council consists of the chairperson, two deputy chairpersons and the treasurer. The board of the legislative period 2019-2022 consists of:

Member councils are scheduled every third year during the regular AraGes meeting. The last member council – with election of the new board happened 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

Membership in the AraGes is open to all interested persons. The annual membership of € 35 (25 € for students) is used to cover AraGes expenses, i.e. edition of the journal Arachnologische Mitteilungen /Arachnology Letters, organisation of meetings, hosting and managing the website. Further information concerning membership can be found here.

To date there are two working groups within AraGes: SARA – Südliche Arachnologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft - meeting regularly for inforamtion exchange Forum Spinnentiere Europas: offering exchange, advice and help and a Wiki, thus serving as an interface between academic research, citizen science and interested laymen.