ECMD – detectorists united

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.