Meeting of the ELI Council Members in the Austrian Ministry of Justice in Vienna


For the first time this year, Members of the ELI Council convened in Vienna in the impressive Palais Trautson of the Austrian Ministry of Justice. The meeting took place on 8 and 9 February 2018 and was led by the Members of the ELI Executive Committee.

ELI President Christiane Wendehorst gave an update on developments since the last ELI Council meeting in September 2017, inter alia, concerning cooperations with other institutions and organisations, ELI Projects and ELI publications. ELI Treasurer Denis Philippe gave an overview of the current financial situation of the ELI, while ELI Vice-President Sjef van Erp presented updates on ELI SIGs and Hubs.

The agenda included, among others things, reports on the dissemination of finalised ELI Projects, the progress on current ELI Projects and the ELI Young Lawyers Award.

One of the crucial tasks for the ELI Council Members was to vote on the Statement on The Principled Relationship of Formal and Informal Justice through the Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution, which was approved unanimously. More information can be found here.

Council Members were also invited to cast their votes on three prospective Projects. More information on these can be found here.