European Crystallographic Association

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is a scientific association having as objectives the advancement of crystallography in all its aspects and to promote cooperation in crystallography between the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. ECA is one of the three regional affiliates of theInternational Union of Crystallography (IUCr). Our sister affiliates are the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), the Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA) and the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA).

Crystallographic Organizations from countries within the ECA geographic area can affiliate as ECA National Members. Individual and Corporatemembership is also welcome.

The activity of different scientific field is organized and coordinated by groups of members called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Cross-disciplinary interests are handled by General Interest Groups (GIGs).

This activity of the ECA includes:

  • to organize meetings and conferences on subjects falling within the purview of the Association
  • to set up committees or other bodies for special purposes,
  • to initiate, promote and coordinate crystallographic research requiring European cooperation,
  • to organise special projects which shall be financed independently of the regular operations of the Association,
  • to participate in joint committees with other associations or other scientific bodies in matters of interest to the Association.

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Mission Statement

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is a scientific association having as objectives the advancement of crystallography in all its aspects and to promote cooperation in crystallography between the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Statutes and By-Laws

The Statutes and By-Laws are available on the ECA website

Members

Crystallographic Organizations from countries within the ECA geographic area can affiliate as ECA National Members. Individual and Corporate membership is also welcome.

Officers

The Executive Committee is in charge of administering Association, carrying out the decisions of the Council and giving effect to the general policy of the Association as determined by the Council.

The work of the Association is directed by the Council which is composed of delegates appointed by the National Members and elected representatives of Affiliate and Individual Members. The International Union of Crystallography may send a non-voting delegate (Observer) to meetings of the Council.