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What is EFC?

What we are and what we do!


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The EFC is a federation of 45 organisations (European and International Member Societies and Affiliate Members) with interests in corrosion based in 25 different countries within Europe and beyond.
Taken together, its Member Societies represent the corrosion interests of more than 25,000 engineers and scientists. Founded in 1955, its aim is to advance the science of the corrosion and protection of materials by promoting cooperation in Europe and collaboration internationally. The EFC is registered in Belgium.

Companies and research organisations/universities may join the Federation as Affiliate Members.

The EFC Member Societies and Affiliate Members send delegates to a General Assembly which meets once a year to consider and approve policies.The administration of the Federation is in the hands of the Board of Administrators (BoA) and the scientific and technical affairs are the responsibility of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) - members of both bodies being drawn from the EFC Member Societies.The day-to-day operation of the EFC is managed through the General Secretariat with offices in the UK, Germany and France.

The Federation has also become a founder member of the World Corrosion Organisation, a prime aim of which is to increase public and political awareness of corrosion and to advise governments, industries and communities about corrosion and its mitigation.

Scientific activities

The EFC accomplishes its most important activities through 23 active Working Parties devoted to various aspects of corrosion and its prevention. The first working party, WP1 on Corrosion and Scale Inhibition was established in 1965 while the most recent, Working Party on Atmospheric Corrosion was formed in 2020. The Working Parties help to organise, singly or jointly with other working parties, strong technical sessions at EUROCORR. Other valuable activities include participation in collaborative research and testing programmes, the organisation of courses and workshops, and the preparation of reports, guidelines and proceedings for publication in the highly regarded EFC Series of 'green books' of which there are now over sixty The working parties are overseen by the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC), to which all of the Working Party Chairs and six other elected members belong. This is served by EFC's Scientific Secretary. Any individual member of an EFC Member Society with related interests is free to participate in Working Party meetings, which usually take place in conjunction with EUROCORR.


The European Corrosion Congress - EUROCORR, the EFC's annual conference is the flagship event of the European corrosion calendar. Attracting upwards of 1200 delegates, it is held every year in late August/September in a different European country. EUROCORR is famous for its high technical standard and its popular social programme. Further information can be found on the congress website at www.eurocorr.org.
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EFC Network

Friends of the EFC

Friends of the EFC regularly receive information about EUROCORR and other events of importance to the community, publications, scientific activities of the Working Parties as well as the EFC Newsletter free of charge. To register as a Friend of the EFC, please complete the application form.

Young EFC

The Young EFC is an active network of students, young researchers and engineers in the field of corrosion and protection of materials. Its aim is to support young corrosionists in their career development, by providing them with a network, promoting their interests, organising events, and facilitating mentoring by senior experts.
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EFC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Charter

The EFC EDI Charter states that the European Federation of Corrosion is committed to creating and sustaining a safe, welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment as it builds and supports a world‐class corrosion science, engineering and technology community embracing academia, industries, research institutes and other stakeholders. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, network building, knowledge sharing and by celebrating a diversity of ideas, opinions, knowledge and people, reliable and sustainable corrosion management of products and assets of an advancing global society and economy will flourish.
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