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Decision on the seat of the ELI Secretariat

There was a call for tenders concerning the ELI Secretariat's seat. Three bids were submitted by the deadline of 20 May 2011, namely by: the European University Institute in Florence; the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; and the University of Vienna, Austria.

The ELI Council, at its first regular meeting in Paris on 31 May 2011, decided by an absolute majority vote to accept the tender submitted by the University of Vienna.

The tender process covers an initial process of four years; in the course of the last of those four years a new tender process will take place in order to determine whether the Secretariat will continue to be located at the same place or whether it will move somewhere else.