Organisational structure of ECN
In 2010 ECN and the ORBIT association – a well known worldwide technical-scientific network promoting the recovery of organic waste and environmental biotechnology – merged. The common activites will be continued in a new association entitled European Compost Network ECN e.V.
Membership of the ECN encompasses organic waste experts, treatment plants and biowaste organisations working for, or with, the sustainable recovery of biomass. Members stem from almost all European and Candidate Countries.
The ECN is operated by a Board. A number of task groups have been established to achieve the outlined objectives.
For its activities towards achieving these objectives, ECN has set up the following comprehensive work structure:
The work is co-ordinated by the ECN office. In relation to ECN’s objectives, four work areas are defined:
- ‘Communication and Events covering the objectives ‘Knowledge share point and membership development;
- ‘European Policy’ covering the objective ‘Favourable legal framework’;
- ‘Quality Assurance for Compost and Digestate’ covering the objective ‘Implementing Quality Assurance’, and
- ‘Research and Market Development’ covering objective ‘Market development’.