European Copper Institute


The European Copper Institute (ECI) is the leading advocate for the copper industry in Europe and the European arm of the International Copper Association (ICA). Our members mine, smelt, refine and recycle copper for use across the economy, in the electricity system, buildings, transport and industry. Thanks to its excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, copper is an essential raw material for electrification and for the clean energy transition at large.



  • Mr Bernard Respaut
  • Chief Executive