ECCE is an ENQA Affiliate.
The ECCE is an international autonomous organization concerned with accreditation (and re-accreditation) of institutions offering chiropractic education and training. Accreditation (and re-accreditation) of institutions is determined by the quality of their chiropractic education and training programmes judged against a set of educational Standards.
In 1981, the General Council of the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) established ECCE to oversee the accreditation of chiropractic education in Europe. In 1986, the ECCE formally separated from the ECU and developed its own Constitution and Standards for the accreditation of chiropractic education. In 1991, the ECCE was registered as a non-profit organisation in Germany and accredited its first institution (the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, UK) in 1992. Although the ECCE has no direct mandate from any government agency, ECCE accreditation is referred to in the legislation of some European countries as a condition to practise chiropractic.