September 1989 Nice, France
SFIIC (Section Française de l'Institut International de Conservation) Congress
Proposal to create a European Federation of conservator-restorers.


January 1991 Paris, France
University of Tolbiac
Preparation meeting.

7 June 1991 Zurich, Switzerland
The creation of E.C.C.O. is decided.
A project of statutes is elaborated.

13 October 1991 Brussels, Belgium
La Cambre
Final redaction of the statutes.
Founding members: ABPR (GB), ACREA (FR), ACRET (FR), ADR (DE), AEAE-IFROA (FR), APRIM (FR), APROA-BRK (BE), ARAAFU (FR), ARI (IT), DRV (DE), IADA (International), IPC (UK), SKR-SCR (CH), UKIC (UK).

14 October 1991 Brussels, Belgium
Comité Economique et Social
Official creation of E.C.C.O.
Election of the first Committee and Bureau


14 June 1992 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

6 November 1992
Bureau and Committee
Preparation of Kaleidoscope project: "Training in Europe"


12 February 1993
Adoption of the amendment "Laroni" by the European Parliament.

11 June 1993
General Assembly
Programme Force (Preparation)
Adoption of the "Professional Guidelines (parts I-II)"
New members: NKF Finnish section, NKF Swedish Section, VERES (NL)
Changes in member status: UKIC (GB) becomes associated member
IPC (GB) resigns as full member

3 September 1993
Candidature Programme Force "Study of the Need in Qualification of the Conservator-Restorers"

October 1993 Fiesole, Italy
Participation in European Meeting in Fiesole (Pegasus Foundation)

December 1993 Antwerp, Belgium
Participation in European Meeting on Cultural Heritage, DG-X


February 1994 Athens, Greece
Participation in European Meeting on Cultural Heritage, DG-X

12 June 1994 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
Adoption of the "Professional Guidelines (part III)"
New members: SSCR (GB) and FFACR (FR)

30 September - 1 October 1994 Udine, Italy
European Congress "Education and Profession of the Conservator-Restorers in Europe",
Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

17 October 1994 Geneva, Switzerland
Symposium "The Restoration of Works Of Art", Centre du Droit de l'Art


11 June 1995 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
Preparation of Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci Programs
Beginning of cooperation with the European Heritage Group
New member: ACRACV (ES)


25 May 1996
Candidature Raphael Program:
"Organisation of Florence Congress" (non selected)

17 June 1996 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
Preparation of Summit of Pavia
Preparation of E.C.C.O. Congress of Florence
New members: ARRC (IT), RVS (DE)


29-31 May 1997 Florence, Italy
E.C.C.O. Congress: "The Conservator-Restorer's Professional Activity and Status and Its Responsability Towards the Cultural Heritage"
Publication of the pre-prints

31 May 1997 Florence, Italy
General Assembly
New members: IIC Hellenic Group - Associated Member, AREAA (FR) - Full Member

18-22 October 1997
Summit of Pavia: "Document of Pavia"


22 June 1998 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
Report of the Working Groups:
- Insurance: Meeting in Geneva
- Qualification of Firms
Preparation of Fulco Project

23-25 October 1998 Milan, Italy
First meeting of the Steering Committee of the CON.B.E.FOR. Project
Associazione Secco Suardo as E.C.C.O. Official Partner

30 November - 1 December 1998 Vienna, Austria
Meeting of Fulco Project: "Document of Vienna"

13 December 1998 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Extraordinary General Assembly
New member: SSCR becomes full member


20 March 1999 Semur-en-Auxois, France
Start of the E.C.C.O. project for application to Raphael Program

21 June 1999 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
Preparation of Raphael project "APEL"
Arrangement of Working Groups on updating
- Statutes and Guidelines
- Qualification of Firms
- Tendering / Commissioning

8-12 October 1999 Sermoneta, Italy
First General Meeting with all the partners to start the APEL project - E.C.C.O. Main Coordinator

29-30 October 1999
Last meeting of the Steering Committee of the CON.B.E.FOR. Project


26-27 February 2000 Brussels, Belgium
APEL Meeting

March 2000
E.C.C.O. becomes associated member of ICCROM.

April 2000
Printing of the CON.B.E.FOR. book

5-8 May 2000 Semur-en-Auxois, France
APEL Meeting

19 June 2000 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
New member: UKIC (GB) becomes Full Member
New E.C.C.O. website

7-8 October 2000 Berlin, Germany
APEL Meeting


18-21 January 2001 Lisbon, Portugal
APEL General Meeting with all partners

24-25 March 2001 Vienna, Austria
APEL Meeting

1 April 2001 Ferrara, Italy
Presentation of the results of the CON.B.E.FOR. Project - E.C.C.O. as partner

14 June 2001 Tervuren, Belgium
Committee Meeting

15 June 2001 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
New members: IPC (GB) becomes Full Member, ARP (PT) enters E.C.C.O. as Full Member

16-17 June 2001 Brussels, Belgium
Last APEL General Meeting

30 June 2001
End of the APEL Project
Publication of APEL Report

14 October 2001
E.C.C.O. 10th Anniversary

October 2001 Milan, Italy
Start of the "Glossary Project" by Associazione Secco Suardo - E.C.C.O. as partner

3-4 November 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland
Committee Meetings


28 February and 2 March 2002 Brussels, Belgium
Committee Meetings

1 March 2002 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
New members: VDR (DE) enters E.C.C.O. as Full Member

16-17 June 2002 Vienna, Austria
Committee Meeting

16-17 November 2002 Rome, Italy
Committee Meeting


6 and 8 March 2003 Brussels, Belgium
Committee Meeting

7 March 2003 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

31 May - 1 June Vantaa, Finland
Committee Meeting

5-6 October 2003, Düsseldorf, Germany
Committee Meeting


1 and 3 April 2004 Brussels, Belgium
Bureau and Committee Meetings

2 April 2004 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

12-13 June 2004 Zurich, Switzerland
Bureau and Committee Meetings

9-10 October 2003, Monte Estoril, Portugal
Committee Meeting


10 and 12 March 2005 Brussels, Belgium
Committee Meeting

11 March 2005 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

Komora Reštaurátorov from Slovakia entered E.C.C.O. as the first full member from the former "Eastern Block" after the accession to the EU in 2004.

18-19 June 2005 Naples, Italy
Bureau and Committee Meetings

22-23 October 2005 Brussels, Belgium
Bureau and Committee Meetings


21-22 January 2006 Dinant, Belgium
Brainstorm / Meeting

3 March 2006 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly
New members: Icon (GB) and RN (NL) enter E.C.C.O. as Full Members

November 2006 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Bureau and Committee Meetings


18 and 21 April 2007 Brussels, Belgium
Bureau and Committee Meetings

19 April 2007 Brussels, Belgium
Presidents' Meeting

20 April 2007 Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

20-22 July 2007 Dublin, Ireland
Bureau and Committee Meetings

12-14 October 2007 Brussels, Belgium
Bureau and Committee Meetings


15-16 and 18 March 2008 Brussels, Belgium
Bureau and Committee Meetings

17 March Brussels, Belgium
General Assembly

October 2008 Paris, France
Bureau and Committee Meetings


29 March 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria
Committee Meeting

30 March 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria
E.C.C.O. Presidents' Meeting

31 March 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria

General Assembly

New members: MRE (HU) enters E.C.C.O. as Full Member

AMG-KKR (CZ) enters E.C.C.O. as Associated Member

6-7 June 2010 Leuven, Belgium
Committee Meeting


12 and 14 June 2010 Brussels, Belgium

Committee Meeting

13 June 2010 Brussels, Belgium

General Assembly

4-5 September 2010 Paris, France

Committee Meeting

27-28 November 2010 Berlin, Germany

Committee Meeting


2-3 April 2011 Barcelona, Spain

Committee Meeting

4 April 2011 Barcelona, Spain

Presidents' Meeting - E.C.C.O. 20th Anniversary

5 April 2011 Barcelona, Spain

General Assembly

New members: DRS (SI) enters E.C.C.O. as Full Member

MAPCoRE (MT) enters E.C.C.O. as Associated Member

18-19 June 2011 Paris, France
Committee Meeting

10-11 December 2011 Budapest, Hungary
Committee Meeting


11-12 May 2012 Naples, Italy
Committee Meeting

13 May 2012 Naples, Italy
Archaeological visits in the Pompeian area

14 May 2012 Naples, Italy

General Assembly

New members: ACRE (ES) enters E.C.C.O. as Full Member


Committee Meeting

General Assembly


Committee Meeting

General Assembly


Committee Meeting

General Assembly


Committee Meeting

5 Jun 2016, Berlin (Germany)

General Assembly

12-13 November 2016, Athens (Greece)

Committee Meeting

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