With over 1,000 member companies, eco (https://international.eco.de) is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995 eco has been highly instrumental in shaping the Internet, fostering new technologies, forming framework conditions, and representing the interests of members in politics and international committees. eco’s key topics are the reliability and strengthening of digital infrastructure, IT security and trust, as well as ethically-oriented digitalisation. eco advocates for a free, technologically-neutral, and high-performance Internet.
eco (https://international.eco.de), with more than 1,000 member companies, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet topics are driven forward.
Numerous eco services help to make the market more transparent for providers and users. We support members with legal consultations, in particular regarding data protection. For all users, we work to increase security and improve youth protection.
As an association, one of our most important tasks is to represent the interests of our members in politics, and in national and international committees. As well as headquarters in Cologne and a branch office in Munich, eco has an office in the German capital Berlin, and is represented at all relevant political decision-making processes in Brussels.
eco is a founding member of EuroISPA, the umbrella organization for European Internet associations. eco also represents its members with a seat on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) at ICANN, and is a driving force behind the Internet Governance Forum. In short: We are shaping the Internet.