The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) is composed of six European cultural and creative industries organisations - Altagamma (Italy), Circulo Fortuny (Spain), Comité Colbert (France), Gustaf III Kommitté (Sweden), Meisterkreis (Germany) and Walpole (UK) - who between them represent over 600 brands and cultural institutions. 

Based on art, culture and creativity, our work is underpinned by continuous innovation, a relentless focus on quality, highly skilled employment and strong exports abroad. Our members strive for the highest quality in all they do, from products and services all the way to the experience offered to consumers.

Altagamma

Altagamma

Italy

Circulo Fortuny

Circulo Fortuny

Spain

Comité Colbert

Comité Colbert

France

Gustaf III Kommitté

Gustaf III Kommitté

Sweden

Meisterkreis

Meisterkreis

Germany

Walpole

Walpole

UK

Key priorities

  • Developing High-end E-commerce
  • Protecting and promoting Creativity through Intellectual Property
  • Promoting Savoir-faire and Skills in Europe
  • Promoting the Attractiveness of Europe through Tourism
  • Advocating for a fair Access to Markets

Key figures

  • A key driver of growth and jobs in Europe and an ambassador of European values worldwide.
  • European high-end cultural and creative brands account for over 70% of the world’s market
  • High-end CCIs employ over 2 million people in Europe
  • They export on average more than 60% of their output

Activities

ECCIA participates in the European Commission’s stakeholder workshop on the review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation 

Círculo Fortuny, within the Spanish presidency of ECCIA hosts the second European Excellence Summit

Governance

ECCIA Executive Committee Composition

ECCIA gathers the six national associations representing the European high-end industries and its presidency is organised on a rotating basis. ECCIA is governed by an Executive Committee gathering representatives from each national association and non-voting members.

Chairman

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann Meisterkreis - Germany

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Members

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann Meisterkreis - Germany

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Bénédicte Epinay Comité Colbert — FRANCE

Bénédicte Epinay

Contact
Stefania Lazzaroni Altagamma — ITALY

Stefania Lazzaroni

Contact
Clemens Pflanz Meisterkreis — GERMANY

Clemens Pflanz

Contact
Michael Ward Walpole British Luxury — UK

Michael Ward

Contact
Xandra Falcò Circulo Fortuny — SPAIN

Xandra Falcò

Contact
Anna Cappelen Gustaf III Kommitté – Sweden

Anna Cappelen

Contact
Jérôme Sibille  (LVMH) Non-voting member

Jérôme Sibille (LVMH)

Marianna Nitsch (Chanel) Non-voting member

Marianna Nitsch (Chanel)

Antonella Centra (Gucci) Non-voting member

Antonella Centra (Gucci)