European Conferences on Crystal Growth (ECCG) are organized every three years under the supervision of the European Network of Crystal Growth (ENCG) and local key representative organizations in the field of crystal growth.
The birth of ENCG took place during a meeting held on October 21, 2010 at the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth in Berlin. This meeting was attended by 31 participants from 22 European countries and chaired by the President of the International Organization on Crystal Growth, Prof. Roberto Fornari, and the President of the German Association of Crystal Growth, Prof. Peter Rudolph.
As a result, ENCG re-established the European Conference on Crystal Growth series and the 4th European Conference on Crystal Growth (ECCG4) took place in June, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland hosted at the University of Strathclyde.
ECCG series continued by combining ECCG with European Schools on Crystal Growth (ESCG), and in September 2015 ECCG5 together with ESCG1 took place in Bologna.