ECTE is an ENQA Affiliate.
The historic mission of the ECTE (formerly EEAA) has been the quality assurance of theological education. It is a registered charity in Germany operating with a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and a council representing different European countries. The General Assembly of the organisation meets every two years to set the general direction of the organisation. The Council carries out the business with the assistance of a staff comprised of a General Secretary, a Quality Assurance Coordinator and a Treasurer.
The main activities of ECTE are related to quality assurance procedures, including membership of new schools, candidacy procedures, accreditation procedures and review procedures. The ECTE Council meets twice a year to conduct business and make quality assurance decisions. In 2017, the ECTE has sponsored the foundation of a continued professional development academy (ICETE.academy) to build educational capacity in its member schools.