The EITEP Institute (Euro Institute for Information and Technology Transfer in Environmental Protection) was originally founded by the German technical and scientific associations on energy and water to assist them and their members in their international activities. The EITEP Institute works in close cooperation with the relevant German associations, universities and authorities and makes use of their competences. By means of this network in Germany and with international partner associations in all around the world the EITEP Institute develops and organizes international conferences, seminars and trade shows (e.g. Pipeline Technology Conference, Virtual Pipeline Summit) and publishes international journals and newsletters (e.g. Pipeline Technology Journal).