European Culture Collections’ Organisation (EURO-ECCO)

The aim of the organisation is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of culture collection activity.


Membership location: 61 members from 22 European countries

Membership scope: corporate membership is open to representatives of any microbial resource centre that provides a professional public service on demand and without restriction; that accepts cultures for deposit, provides catalogues of holdings and that is housed in countries with microbiological societies affiliated to the Federation of the European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). In addition, member collections must be registered with the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC). The organisation welcomes sustaining and individual members.

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