Les partenariats de l'ECI

Our Partnerships

Partnerships and alliances play an important role in the success of our activities

Over the years, ECI has built many partnerships with authorities, the value chain, academia and research institutions, as well as society at large.

At an institutional level, ECI:

  • Contributes with expertise and scientific data to the European Commission, specifically to the Directorates-General (DGs) ENV, ENTR, ENER, CLIMA and SANCO.
  • Supports the delivery of industry obligations on REACH registrations to the European Chemicals Agency and life-cycle assessments into the EU’s Joint Research Centre.
  • Manages, together with UNEP and UNDP, the Solarthermalworld web portal for solar thermal professionals around the world. In addition to providing the latest news on the development of the sector, it also provides an expert forum, hosted by the Solar Thermal Energy Council, to facilitate collaboration between industry, research institutions and NGOs.
  • Has observer status, and acts as industry adviser to the European Commission, in the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), an intergovernmental organisation that serves to increase copper market transparency and promote international discussions and cooperation.
  • Partners with the Clean Energy Solutions Centre (CESC), a joint initiative of the United Nations and the Clean Energy Ministerial, to promote policies and programmes that encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.
  • Has signed a partnership agreement with the Economic Community of West-African States to carry out promotion and advocacy on energy efficiency.

At an industry level, ECI is:

  • A member of Eurometaux, the official advocacy voice of the non-ferrous metals industry towards the EU institutions. Eurometaux represents the main EU and international metals producers, metal commodity groups and national metal federations.
  • A member of the Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum and The Coalition for Energy Savings, the latter also involving professional and civil society associations. The core focus of both is to substantiate the case for a much more ambitious European energy policy as a way to create jobs, improve EU competitiveness and reduce carbon emissions.
  • A founding member of Metals for Buildings that calls on EU legislators to address the unique attributes of metal building products and their inherent value for future generations.
  • The manager of the Leonardo ENERGY programme. Over 170 partners, including academic institutions and industrial companies, contribute to this well-recognised, global, web-based platform, which advocates for, and provides education on the sustainable generation, distribution and use of electrical energy.
  • A Board representative in The International Federation for the Safety of Electricity Users (FISUEL). This organisation is focused on improving electrical safety worldwide by encouraging the creation of standards, regulations and installation inspection systems.
  • Cooperating with the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), established in 2001 to showcase sustainable development improvements in the mining and metals industry.
  • A founding member of the CuproBrazeTM Alliance, which promotes the benefits of copper-based heat exchange technology to the transportation industry.
  • A founding member of The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. Its 100+ members, consisting of manufacturers, service providers and national associations, account for 95% of today’s solar thermal market.

Finally, ECI was among the first to register, under ID 04134171823-87, in the EU Transparency Register. This was created to provide society at large with information on entities active in shaping future EU policies.


Contact Us

If you would like to become a member or a partner please contact ECI's Chief Executive John Schonenberger at eci@copperalliance.eu