ECA's mission is not purely based on club representation and cooperation with European football stakeholders, but also on services towards its member clubs. Therefore, ECA offers members wide ranging information on European and world football matters through the means of publications and research.

These services aim at sharing knowledge and best practice from over 200 European clubs to the benefit of all, whilst also fostering the exchange of information and expertise with UEFA or other football stakeholders. Even though ECA Member Clubs face each other on the pitch, with ECA, they work together to benefit the knowledge of fellow members. "Competitive Friends" is what describes them best.