How to contribute

 ECCO Congress

The annual ECCO Congress offers a wide range of sponsorship option and provide flexible exhibition booths sizes. The booking process of the opportunities is supported by the ECCO Industry Webshop with the first release available usually in June. At that stage, the satellite symposia slots and exhibition booth booking are opened accompanied by other significant sponsorship items. The venue branding items, digital sponsorship options, and other possibilities are usually released in September.

In case you would like to be informed about the expected dates and the list of items before the release, please send an email to the Congress Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and you will be added to the mailing list.

Association Projects

Association initiatives provide opportunities opportunities based on following funding scheme:

Educational/Unrestricted Grants:

E-QUALITY: ECCO Quality of Care Project

The E-QUALITY project is a new initiative of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation to ultimately improve the quality of care of patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). With this project, ECCO emphasizes its statutory mission: To improve the care of all patients with IBD in all its aspects through international guidelines for practice, education, research and collaboration in the area of IBD.

You can find further information here.

Sponsorship Life Events:

ECCO Educational Workshops

The primary goal of ECCO Educational Workshops is to harmonise IBD practices within ECCO Country Members by presenting the practical use of the ECCO Guidelines on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Additionally, the Workshops provide continuous medical education with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of care for patients with IBD. ECCO Educational Workshops are aimed at individuals who are interested in IBD and provide an ideal opportunity to network whilst receiving an update on the latest ECCO Guidelines by top gastroenterologists in Europe.

You can find further information here.

IBD Nurse Education programme

ECCO believes it is essential to develop a comprehensive, practical education programme for IBD Nurses, which aims to increase the number of IBD Nurses and enhances their role. Various discussions led by and with ECCO nurses have confirmed this need. In line with these discussions ECCO has launched a brand new IBD Nurse Education Programme.  The 2nd cycle of the programme took place in Hungary in 2022/2023. The call for the 3rd cycle of the IBD Nurse Education Programme destination is now opened and the programme is scheduled to take place in 2024/2025.

Y-ECCO Mentorship Forum

This stand-alone event is aimed at transferring career and scientific knowledge from senior experts to junior gastroenterologists within the field of IBD. The Y-ECCO Mentorship Forum is about questioning, challenging, guiding and encouraging young doctors to develop skills and take steps to become the professionals they want to be. In addition, this forum should enable the participants to network with their peers and senior KOLs for potential future scientific collaboration.

You can find further information here.

For further details related to the association projects/detailed brochure on life events, please feel free to get in touch with the Association Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..