The Association of Compliance Officers (ASCO) is a leading Greek compliance professionals association, established in 2016. ASCO-Greece aims “inter alia” at exchanging knowledge and information on compliance issues, the promotion of compliance standards and advancing the skills of compliance professionals. The association submits proposals for the improvement of the functioning of compliance, develops cooperations with other related associations, in Greece and abroad, cooperates with the state and regulators and facilitates networking among members. Further information on the association can be found here.


ASCOM is the Spanish Compliance Association, the first professional association of its kind in Spain, established in May 2014 in response to the need to create a common space for compliance professionals in our country.

ASCOM is an independent non-profit association, created on the initiative of a group of people with extensive experience in performing compliance functions, with the main objective of professionalising the function in Spain and it is aimed at compliance professionals from all economic sectors and all types of organisations. ASCOM members are individuals who have over two years experience in compliance or organisations that support the purposes of the association and who have an interest in the compliance function and in the defence of ethics and compliance with rules of conduct in companies. Further information on the association can be found here.


The Berufsverband der Compliance Manager (BCM) e. V. is the leading professional association exclusively for in-house compliance officers from companies, associations and organizations. The Berlin-based association represents the interests of its 1000 members on regional and federal level on politics, economy and society. It takes a stand in public debates on issues affecting the profession and pursues the goal of being involved in hearings and legislative procedures. Further information on the association can be found here.

The Compliance Institute is the professional body for compliance professionals in Ireland. With over 3,250 members, it is the premier provider of education and professional development in compliance, providing an authoritative voice on matters relating to regulatory compliance and business ethics in industry in Ireland. Further information on the association can be found here.

Compliance Pro

Compliance Pro Belgium is an initiative established in 2018 to provide compliance professionals in Belgium with a focal point for national and international discussion, a structure for educational events and a community for professional cooperation.

The Register is the core of a community of corporate compliance professionals, outside the financial sector and insurance. Registration is free-of-charge but there is a vetting process, by and independent committee and based on the academic and work experience provided with the application.

The Training is a cycle of small-scale high-level seminars offering a practical approach of compliance, with the aim of raising the skills of professionals involved in managing compliance issues like business ethics, personal data and trade compliance.

Conducted by professionals who lead the Compliance area in some of the most prominent spanish and international companies, CUMPLEN is the professional non-profit organization that promotes the development, the professionalization, the implementation of best practices and the search for excellence in Regulatory Compliance.
It was created in Spain in 2014, with the vocation of being the benchmark forum in all areas of compliance, and invites all companies and professionals to share knowledge and join in the development and evangelization of this discipline that is currently strategic for companies and organizations.
Today Cumplen gathers 80 companies and more than 700 associated professionals. One of the main values that we bring is free attendance at our two annual congresses in Madrid and Barcelona and all the events organized exclusively by the association. Further information on the association can be found here.


The European Institute for Compliance and Ethics (EICE) is the central platform for compliance and ethics professionals in Slovenia to network, advance our knowledge and cooperate with each other, as well as with related professions and with the business community. By doing so, EICE tries to help professionals, managers and organizations in variety of sectors to improve their competences in managing compliance and ethics programs and related risks. In addition, they are providing access to international connectivity. EICE is also trying to affect broader (institutional) environment, so that it would become more encouraging for legitimate, fair and transparent business practices. Through strengthening standards of lawful and ethical business practices, they are committed to help achieve better level playing field on the market, positively influence competitiveness, productivity and overall business environment. Further information on the association can be found here.

Le Cercle de la Compliance is an association of compliance professionals in Paris. Created in 2011 by a small group of French compliance professionals convinced of the relevance of this new type of risk management, the Circle then set itself the task of making Compliance in France known to legal directors, compliance specialists and the senior management level.

Further information on the association can be found here.


The Austrian Compliance Officer Association (ÖCOV) provides a platform, which promotes and supports Compliance professionals in Austria. The aim of ÖCOV is the exchange of experiences and development of best-practice approaches between and by its members. The association participates in the public and scientific discourse and focus on strengthening the role of the Compliance function in Austria.
Since its establishment in November 2013, the ÖCOV has served as a uniform representation of Compliance Management related interests of individuals and corporations. With more than 300 members, ÖCOV is the largest association of Compliance professionals in Austria. Its members are active in a vast number of different industries, from small and medium-sized enterprises up to large corporations. Further information on the association can be found here.

Slovak Compliance Circle was founded in December 2013. The vision of the association is to help create and develop a transparent and ethical business environment in Slovakia. SCC promotes the principles of business ethics and compliance as well as the compliance officer function and profession within the Slovak business community. SCC also represents a platform for sharing best practices and experience in the area of compliance amongst the Slovak compliance professionals. In addition, great attention is paid to working with young people with objective to promote ethical behaviour and compliance to the next generation of Slovak business leaders.

VCO – The Association for Compliance Professionals VCO is the only independent and not for profit platform for compliance officers and professionals working in the Netherlands. Since its start in 2001 VCO stimulates the exchange of expertise among its members and strengthens the members’ network. Our dynamic platform organizes events for its members, in person and online on recent developments and on major issues. The VCO offers various types of individual professional support. The purpose of our expertise groups is to issue useful deliverables such as toolboxes, thematic white papers and libraries. Further information on the association can be found here.