Our story

Ecorys is one of the oldest consultancy companies in Europe. Its history dates back to 1929, when a group of businessmen from Rotterdam established the Foundation NEI: The Netherlands Economic Institute. The goals of the Foundation NEI was to promote the study of economic research in general and the collection and elaboration of economic data to support public policy decisions in particular. The NEI published economic statistical reports and had a close relationship with the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Nobel Prize winner for Economics, Professor Jan Tinbergen, was a member of the Ecorys Board of Management for more than 30 years. Under his management NEI became the knowledge leader on applied economic policy research. This leading position stimulated the growth in policy research assignments in the emerging European market and strategic consultancy assignments in the Dutch home market. Due to this market success the commercial activities were separated from the scientific studies. In present times, Ecorys still maintains a close relation with the scientific world.

Today Ecorys is an independent, global organisation providing advisory, research and applied economic analysis. It was created in 2000 through the merger of NEI Foundation, Kolpron Consultants BV (Rotterdam) and ECOTEC Research and Consulting (Birmingham, Great Britain). We have over five hundred consultants working in our offices in Ankara, Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Leeds, London, New Delhi, Madrid, Rotterdam, Sophia and Warsaw. Additionally we are permanently represented in Bangladesh, the Caribbean (NL), Jordan, Lesotho, Singapore, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leading international research company, addressing society's key challenges.

Our Mission

We help our clients make decisions, build capacity to implement and communicate change, and deliver bespoke services.

We work according to a transparent and verifiable "Code of Business Ethics".

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