ECOO is the umbrella organization of 40 national professional associations from 26 countries, which meet twice a year at the General Assemblies of ECOO. The day to day running of ECOO is ensured by the ECOO Secretariat.
The Executive Committee
The strategic leadership and decision-making body is the Executive committee, which is led by the President.
The Executive Committee is supported by two thematic Committees:
- The Professional Services Committee, which deals with the development of the profession in terms of the scope of practice of optometry and optics in the member countries.
- The Public Affairs and Economic Committee, which deals with economic and commercial matters as well as with specific legislative and non-legislative EU dossiers.
European Qualifications Board and Board of Examiners
In addition, ECOO has developed the European Diploma which offers students and eye care professionals the opportunity to get certified with the “gold-standard” in optometry. In ECOO,
The European Qualifications Board is responsible for the European Diploma in Optometry and the European Qualification in Optics including their performance, content and recognition.
The Board of Examiners is in charge of the independent examinations until the end of 2021.
To learn more about the European Diploma, please visit the dedicated section “European Diploma”.