The Association

A.SPIRE is the European Association which is committed to manage and implement the Processes4Planet co-programmed Partnership. It represents innovative process industries, 20% of the total European manufacturing sector in employment and turnover, and more than 180 industrial and research process stakeholders from more than 20 countries spread throughout Europe. A.SPIRE brings together cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, pulp and paper, refining, steel and water sectors, several being world-leading sectors operating from Europe.

The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry.

CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association
CEMBUREAU is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues.
Rue d'Arlon 55
1040 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 234 10 11
Fax.: +32 2 230 47 20

Cerame-Unie – The European Ceramic Industry Association
Cerame-Unie is an umbrella organisation representing the European ceramic industry structured in nine sectors.
Rue Belliard 12
1040 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 808 38 80
Fax.: +32 2 511 51 74
CEFIC – The European Chemical Industry Council
Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. As the voice of the European chemical industry, Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise.
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 676 72 11
Fax.: +32 2 676 73 00

Eurometaux – European Association of Metals
Eurometaux is the association responsible and accountable for developing, organising and coordinating positions and advocacy to influence EU and international policy on generic metals issues for the European non-ferrous metals industry.

Avenue de Broqueville 12
1150 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 775 63 11
Fax.: +32 2 779 05 23



IMA Europe
IMA-Europe provides sector-based representation for industrial minerals. The Association is particularly focused on representation at European Union (EU) institutional level and coordinates contacts with national and international authorities.

Rue des Deux Eglises 26 box 2
1000 Brussels
Tel.: 32 (0)2 210 44 10
Fax.: +32 (0)2 210 44 29


Cepi - Confederation of European Paper Industries 

Cepi is a non-profit-making organisation representing the paper industry with EU institutions and Brussels based stakeholders which aim to secure pulp and paper industries competitiveness towards EU policy makers.

Avenue Louise 250 box 80
1050 Brussels
Tel.: 32 (0)2 627 49 11



European Fuels Manufacturers Association

European Fuels Manufacturers Association is comprised of the FuelsEurope and Concawe divisions. The association members operate petroleum refineries in the European Economic Area.

Boulevard du Souverain 165 - 3rd floor
1160 Brussels
Tel.: 32 (0)2 566 91 00 / +32 (0)2 566 91 60 /


ESTEP – European Steel Technology Platform
ESTEP members are steel companies and national steel federations throughout the EU.

Avenue de Cortenbergh, 172
1000 Brussels 
Tel. +32 2 738 79 43

Water Europe
WaterEurope strives to improve coordination and collaboration of Research and Innovation in the European water sector, improving same time its competitiveness.
Boulevard A. Reyers 80  
1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 706 82 91