The European Compliance Academy (ECA) was founded on the
1st of January 1999 as an independent membership association and is today
the leading European association with regard to pharmaceutical Quality
Assurance and GMP compliance. Close to 4.000 members from all over Europe
and abroad represent more than 60 countries.
With the beginning of 2010 the organisation was transferred to a Foundation.
The purpose of the ECA Foundation remains “the exchange of information between representatives
of the industry, the medicines authorities and the universities in the field of
pharmaceutical quality assurance, especially with regard to the area of Good
Manufacturing Practice (GMP).” It is comprised of a non-profit educational organisation
(ECA Academy) and various non-profit interest groups. The modern structure
of the ECA Foundation
allows to develop and include the activities of the interest groups and to have more
flexibility to build new interest groups that support the needs of our members.
The ECA Academy is an educational organisation managed in co-operation with Concept Heidelberg,
a professional conference organiser. Administrative tasks in this co-operation
like the organisational
handling of events and management of web services will be provided by Concept Heidelberg
since the ECA Foundation does not employ own staff. This new organisational structure and the
visualisation of the responsibilities provide the basis for a prosperous development of the organisation.
To learn more about the ECA please also see the ECA Image Folder
and the two videos about the services ECA provides and about social events at every course and conference.
For more information on the staff behind the ECA please see the organisation chart.