The first European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation (ESPCI) was organized by the Nottingham Cochlear Implant team in 1992. Since then, a symposium has been held in Europe every other year, with increasing interest and size. The symposia ensure that paediatric cochlear implantation continues to fulfil its life changing potential for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Board of ESPCI consists of the former organisers (Presidents) of the symposia. The Mission of the Board is to is to promote knowledge and skills on paediatric cochlear implantation through the organisation in Europe of a biennial symposium. This symposium aims at improving cochlear implant access, delivery, services and outcomes for children.