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About the Academy



The ECA Academy is the educational organisation of the ECA Foundation (please see  for more detailed information). It develops and organises a wealth of international education courses, conferences (also as part of a GMP Certification Programme) and webinars around GMP and regulatory compliance, picking up emerging GMP challenges and currently discussed subjects. While courses and webinars are designed to provide continuous education for GMP professionals in production, quality control, quality assurance etc, European conferences are organised as discussion forums on new trends and developments.

The Academy is supported by the ECA Foundation Advisory Board. This Board acts as conceptual sponsor in the development of new courses and conferences and ensures best quality and participant satisfaction by evaluating all events. As the Foundation does not employ own staff all services offered by the ECA Academy and with regard to ECA Academy Memberships are solely managed by Concept Heidelberg, a leading professional European training and information services provider in the pharmaceutical industry environment (please see  for further information).

In addition to the ECA Academy the Foundation also runs a number of non-profit working and interest groups. These are:


Q: How can I become a speaker for ECA?
A: ECA invites experts who have profound knowledge in the field of GMP to play an active role at our events as a speaker or workshop leader.
Your benefits:
You are part of a selected team of speakers.
You get to know the opinion makers from authorities (FDA, EMEA, etc.) and industry.
Discuss your compliance approach with colleagues from 45 countries!
The difference!
Representatives from industry and authorities are reimbursed for all costs.
- Flight/train
- Taxi
- Hotel etc.
As a speaker, you are our guest for the full duration of your stay – from the traditional speakers' dinner to the Social Event!
Qualify as an ECA Academy speaker. Send us your suggestions for lectures together with your CV to info (at) gmp-compliance (dot) org.

Q: What is the difference between education course and conference?
A: GMP Education Courses are designed to provide continuous education for GMP professionals in production, quality control, quality assurance, etc. whereas European Conferences are designed as a discussion forum on new trends and developments.

Q: Can I buy the GMP Navigator CD?
A: Unfortunately not. We are bound to the rules imposed on us by the organizations in order to be allowed to include the different guidelines in the CD. Of course, we have to keep to them so that we may only hand the CDs over free of charge at the ECA events.

Q: What does ECA have to do with Concept Heidelberg?
A: ECA has entrusted CONCEPT HEIDELBERG with the organization of their events.
CONCEPT HEIDELBERG is a professional institute for vocational training, which organizes, as a market leader, about 240 events per year in the field of GMP Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. CONCEPT HEIDELBERG also plans seminars for organizations that have no resources for carrying out events. CONCEPT HEIDELBERG also organizes events e.g. for the University of Heidelberg and for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Committee a sector group of CEFIC in Brussels. You will find more about Concept Heidelberg at 

To contact ECA please send an e-mail to info (at) gmp-compliance (dot) org

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