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The European Law Institute, founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.

The Institute has high ambitions, reflected in its Manifesto and in its Articles of Association. It will study and stimulate European legal development in a global context. That should be taken to include, but by no means be limited to, the development of European law by the European Union and the Council of Europe.

Former Member of the European Parliament Diana Wallis was elected as the new President of the European Law Institute on 6 September 2013. She succeeds Sir Francis Jacobs as the head of the Institute. Her statement of acceptance can be found here.


ELI News

ELI presentation at the European Parliament’s JURI Committee meeting

ELI President Diana Wallis, Vice-President Christiane Wendehorst, and member of the Executive Committee Sjef van Erp participated at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) on 19...

Vacancies at the ELI Secretariat in Vienna

A full-time and a part-time Office manager position are vacant at the Secretariat of the European Law Institute (ELI) starting in January 2015.

The ELI Secretariat is looking for two committed additions to its young and dynamic...

ELI Statement on Collective Redress and Competition Damages Claims approved by the Council

In its decision of 12 December 2014, the ELI Council approved the Statement on Collective Redress and Competition Damages Claims.

ELI-UNIDROIT meeting in Rome on civil procedure

On 27 and 28 November, members of the ELI-UNIDROIT joint project „From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure“ will gather in Rome. The project (ELI Instrument) aims at adapting the American Law Institute...

Diana Wallis speaks at European Parliament Conference

President Diana Wallis was a speaker at a conference entitled "The EU's Business? Ensuring remedy for corporate human rights abuses" held at the European Parliament on 12 November 2014.

ELI Presented at New York State Bar Association Event

Vice-President Christiane Wendehorst attended the 2014 Seasonal Meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) International Section held in Vienna this October.

Launch of the Croatian Hub

The seventh regional hub of the ELI was launched on 26 September 2014, immediately following this year’s Projects Conference and General Assembly in Zagreb, Croatia.

ELI 2014 Projects Conference materials available!

The materials for the ELI 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly are now available on the website.

Progress reports on Business Rescue in Insolvency Law (Bob Wessels) and on Prevention and Settlement of...

Hubert Legal's Keynote Speech

A transcript of the keynote speech on Rule of Law delivered by Hubert Legal at the 2014 General Assembly is available online.

Projects Conference and General Assembly

The 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly took place last week in Zagreb, Croatia.

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