Founded in 1996, in the UK, and based in Brussels since 1998, the European Copper Institute is a joint venture between the International Copper Association Ltd. (ICA), headquartered in New York, representing the majority of the world’s leading mining companies, custom smelters and semi-fabricators, and the European copper industry. ECI is also part of the Copper Alliance, an international network of industry associations. Its shared mission is to work, with its members, to defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and contributions to a higher quality of life.
In Europe, ECI works with a network of nine national associations, some of which have over 80 years’ experience in promoting and defending copper. The value of our services, to our members and to the market, is built on the skills, expertise and cultural diversity of our people.
Through our offices in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, we employ a mix of about 45 professionals, from many different disciplines: metallurgists, scientists, engineers, marketeers, doctors, physicians, chemists, plumbers, life-cycle practitioners, economists, energy experts, microbiologists, architects, immunologists, nuclear physicists, journalists and analysts.