The ECG idea spread from Austria through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and to the Benelux countries, then to the UK, Scandinavia and countries in Eastern Europe. It has also reached Latin America, the USA and Africa.
The ECG community cooperates on different levels:
Two closely interwoven structures have developed out of the cooperation between numerous people, companies, local communities and other organisations:
Structure of the movement
Interested individuals who wish to be actively involved join forces with regional local chapters and/or international hubs (e.g. speakers, consultants). Interested companies and local authorities can become pioneers of the movement by creating Common Good Balance Sheets. Joint decisions are made by representatives of all three groups at the annual Assembly of Delegates. An international coordination team was set up in 2013 to coordinate international activities.
Interested individuals, companies and communities can become members of regional and international associations or support them via donations. These are the instruments of the movement for handling all legal and financial matters. Behind all associations there are local chapters and/or hubs. They will later be grouped into the International Federation, which in turn will work closely with the Assembly of Delegates or at the committee level, with the international coordination team.
These structures are active and constantly evolving. The simplified diagram below shows the current status, which can change at any time. At present, any changes are decided by the Assembly of Delegates.