The mission of ECCR is to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the preservation and protection of good health through experimental and clinical research in hypertension, cardiovascular and metabolic disease. ECCR is a member of the Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), whose aims are to enhance the importance of basic science to clinical cardiology and act as a Europe wide forum for cardiovascular research societies, and a conduit for positive collaboration.