The European Chapter Collaboration (ECC) initiative that allows PMI chapters in Europe to come together and to leverage each others efforts and expertise. After years of friendly coexistence chapter leaders across Europe came to the realization that they were working on similar projects in isolation and that a unified approach would benefit the chapter leaders, their members and other stakeholders. The ECC will allow chapters to minimize efforts and to maximize benefits.
From a structural point of view the ECC follows a simple governance model (see illustration below). Each participating chapter provides an ECC liaison whose role it is to connect their chapter to the European Chapter Collaboration's Implementation Team (ECC IT).
ECC liaisons can propose projects on behalf of their chapter, provided that they meet the project criteria in terms of benefits and support. They also serve as contact person for their respective chapter.
The ECC IT is compromised of 4 sub regional Liaisons (in accordance with PMI's Euopean sub regions), a shadow region mentor and a chapter administrator. The role of the implementation team is to facilitate project based work, recruiting chapters for proposed projects and to communicate around ECC activities.
The ECC is also supported by the region mentors and PMI Europe office staff.