Founded in 1996, in the UK, and based in Brussels since 1998, the European Copper Institute (ECI) 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 AllianceTM, an international network of industry associations. Its shared mission is to bring together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper, and to make a positive contribution to society’s sustainable development goals.
In Europe, ECI works with a network of nine national associations, some of which have over 80 years’ experience in promoting copper’s benefits to society. The value of our services, to our members and to the EU 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 40 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.