The ECCC is a voluntary grouping involving over 30 European organisations and was formed in 1991 to co-ordinate Europe-wide development of creep data for high temperature applications, in particular for power generation.
For several years ECCC concentrated its efforts thanks to the support of the European Commission, in particular through the Concerted Action BE 5524 (1991-1996) and the Thematic Network BET2-0509 ‘Weld Creep’ (1997-2001).
Since 2011, ECCC is independetly governed by the European industry, through Joint Industrial Projects: The third Joint Industrial Project started in January 2018 and will cover a period of three years.
Since 2005, ECCC has organized annual international conferences to take stock of present situations and discuss future outlooks. From 2011 onwards, the organizational structure has become increasingly clear and well-structured and CSM has taken on the responsibility of technical Secretariat.