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Become a card-carrying Esperantist: Join the Universala Esperanto-Asocio!

(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the leadership of the UEA, nor am I acting on behalf of the UEA. This post is strictly my own opinion.)

The Universala Esperanto-Asocio is the worldwide organization of Esperanto speakers headquartered in Rotterdam. Founded in 1908, it exists to promote Esperanto as an international language, to act for the solution of language problems in international relations, and to promote better relationships among the peoples of the world.

The UEA is an organization, and like any organization, it has its share of flaws. However, the goal of the UEA is a very worthy one, the people who work in and for the UEA are good, conscientious people, and I think given the very reasonable cost (about $13 if you are in the USA) it's worth supporting. You can also support your national Esperanto association (and most national organizations will allow you to purchase UEA memberships through them).
Benefits: Participating in something greater than yourself. A nice monthly magazine in Esperanto. Largest source of Esperanto books and materials.

September 15, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lingvulo

Mi tute konsentas! Estas bone, aliĝi al UEA. Mi nur atentigos pri unu malgrava detalo: la centra oficejo de UEA estas en Roterdamo, ne Hago.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JimDawdy

VI nepre pravas! Mi ne scias kial mi ĉiam pensas ke ĝi estas en la Hago.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96

I'd love to join, but I've no money!

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamWolf3

Do you actually get a membership card? :)

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

You do! :)

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JimDawdy

Yes, but it's a bit odd. You get little funky paper stickers to to glue to it to indicate your current years membership. Feels a bit retro.

September 21, 2015
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