European Council for Metal Detecting is an international organisation promoting the hobby of responsible metal detecting.
European Council for Metal Detecting was formed during an international conference in Birmingham UK, on 17th of April 2016. Delegates from seven European countries – Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Jersey, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom, with the help and support from National Council for Metal Detecting, NCMD, have joined together to form a single pan-European body which aims to protect the rights of metal detectorists and at at the same time to promote responsible metal detecting practices. ECMD encourages formation of unified bodies/federations in member countries, which will be able to speak with one voice and actively contribute to a common cause. ECMD seeks to establish links and work closely with archaeologists, building a relationship on trust, mutual understanding and respect.