We are leading photonics research institutions passionate about and committed to outreach.
We believe that long-term partnerships are necessary for enhanced engagement in Photonics outreach.
We strive for excellence, inspiration and innovation, trying to find new ways to engage all levels of society.
ECOP is a long-lasting partnership of European research and innovation centres passionate about Photonics and committed to enabling everyone to discover the wonders and potential of Photonic.
ECOP coordinates efforts with the ultimate aim of permeating all levels of European society: the general public, industry and young minds, through multidisciplinary institutions at large and the raising of awareness in a sustained way over the years of the importance of Photonics across the board.
ECOP includes members of wide European networks, such as LaserLaband the Nanophotonics Europe Association.
ECOP was created to meet the recommendations of the WG7 of Photonics21 that specifically and explicitly point to the need for coordinated efforts in outreach at a pan-European level to achieve the desired impact and results.
ECOP is open to new members.