Based in Brussels, the European Copper Institute (ECI) is the leading advocate for the copper industry in Europe. Through a team of policy, industry and scientific experts, ECI acts to support copper’s role in achieving the EU’s policy goals.
Part of the International Copper Association (ICA), ECI promotes copper’s crucial role in the energy transition, electromobility, and the building or renovation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.
Through robust methodologies based on business and scientific data, ECI ensures the copper industry's license to operate receives fair treatment under the European Green Deal, especially in the area of chemical management. In addition, ECI serves as the secretariat of the REACH Copper Consortium, which provides a coordinated answer to the EU requirements on chemicals registration, evaluation and authorization.
ECI’s advocacy goals are achieved through close collaboration with member companies and downstream partners, such as fabricators. ECI also participates in several alliances and associations like the Electrification Alliance, Metals for Buildings and Eurométaux to increase its share of voice in the Brussels policy arena.
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The European Green Deal and Copper
ECI is active in eight of the focus areas of the European Green Deal.
The European Green Deal is the European Union’s flagship program (2019 – 2024) to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Ambitious in scope, the program’s action plans and legislative initiatives can only be achieved through close cooperation between decision-makers, society and economic operators.
The copper industry is an ally and a facilitator of the Green Deal, which focuses on three core principles:
Learn more about ECI's work on each component of the European Green Deal
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Chief Executive, European Copper Institute
Quentin de Hults
Hans De Keulenaer
Senior Scientific Advisor and Global Chemicals Management Coordinator
REACH and Regulatory Affairs Manager (EU)
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (EU)
Strategic Advisor (EU)
Project Manager (EU)
Clean Energy Transition and Green & Healthy Buildings