ECA's mission is not purely based on club representation and cooperation with European football stakeholders, but also on services towards its member clubs.

ECA is offering a variety of information on European and world football matters through publications, research, workshops, which have added a lot of value to the association and its members over the years. ECA services aim at sharing knowledge and best practice from over 200 European clubs to the benefit of all, but also fostering the exchange of information and expertise with UEFA or other football stakeholders.

Whilst ECA Member Clubs face each other on the pitch to win the game, they meet each other in the meeting room to work together for ECA and to learn from each other. "Competitive Friends" is what describes them best.