Other Organisations

Membership / cooperation with other organsiations


EERA CCS - https://eera-ccs.eu/

EERA CCS is one of EERA's (European Energy Research Alliance) 18 Joint Programmes. A Joint Programme is a permanent structure within EERA. It allows EERA members which work on a specific topic to define a common research agenda, coordinate their activities, build up a sustainable network, and elaborate joint project proposals. It also is a way to speak with a common voice and increase impact. Read more about EERA's Joint Programmes here.

EERA is an association of European public research centres and universities with the mission to catalyse European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050. Bringing together more than 250 organisations from 30 countries, EERA is Europe’s largest energy research community. It is a key player in the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and the Clean Energy Transition.

The vision of EERA CCS is to be the European authority on CCS research, development and innovation.
EERA's Joint Programme on CCS provides coherence and strategic leadership to its excellent, but dispersed energy research capabilities. EERA CCS coordinates both national and European R&I programmes to maximise synergies, facilitate knowledge sharing and deliver economies of scale to accelerate the development of CCS.


ESTEP - https://www.estep.eu/ 

The European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) brings together all the major stakeholders in the European steel industry. Their membership includes major steel manufacturers; universities and research institutions active in steel research; major users of steel such as car manufacturers; and public bodies like the European Commission and national governments – which have great interest in this vital industrial sector that is so important for Europe's future.


ESTEP's ambition is to maintain and reinforce the global leadership of the EU steel industry. This means using research and innovation to develop new products and processes that will foster competitiveness while meeting both growth and environmental targets. To achieve this ambition, ESTEP has launched a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) that sets out what must be done over the coming decades. The SRA proposes three large and complementary industrial programmes that are now being implemented by ESTEP's working groups.


ESTEP’s mission aims to engage in collaborative EU actions and projects on technology, which are tackling EU challenges (notably on renewable energy, climate change (low-carbon emission), circular economy) in order to create a sustainable EU steel industry. This is namely done by disseminating results of projects, by facilitating a supportive environment for collaborative projects, by the Strategic Research Agenda and by the active network of ESTEP’s community.


ECCSEL is a member of A.SPIRE, the European Association which is committed to manage and implement the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership.

A.SPIRE is the European Association which is committed to manage and implement the Processes4Planet co-programmed Partnership. It represents innovative process industries, 20% of the total European manufacturing sector in employment and turnover, and more than 180 industrial and research process stakeholders from more than 20 countries spread throughout Europe. A.SPIRE brings together cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, pulp and paper, refining, steel and water sectors, several being world-leading sectors operating from Europe.

The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry.