First of all there was the idea to create an European Organization for burned peoples between Mr Magodt en Mr Villain.The creation of EBCA:

  • EBCA wants to be a combination of efficiently run and result oriented not for profit organization. Therefore we try to set clear goals for the first 2 to 3 years, in order to get to know the most important needs for burn patients in the whole of European Union, by gathering local data, listening to the local needs, making a global summary of these needs and setting priorities for the next 3 years. In order to work as fast as possible the initial creation was done with 2 partners that have know each other for years and that wanted to get the EBCA train on the move first, so we can pick up more passengers on the road. 
  • The statutes were official on September the 29th 2008, and then EBCA really could start moving towards other countries. 
  • In order to be able to manage all EU contacts, EBCA needed financial means to pay for its start-up costs and to recruit a permanent office manager for the European not for profit organization. The set up and the recruitment were done on January the 5th 2009.
    The first costs were covered by companies and organizations that are also interested in improving the rights of the burn patients and in decreasing the number of burn casualties in Europe.
    You can find them in the menu item “partners” of this website.