Current ELI Projects

From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure

This Project is a cooperative venture of ELI and UNIDROIT. It builds upon an instrument produced jointly by the ALI (American Law Institute) and UNIDROIT (The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure, and aims at the regional development of those Principles.

Empowering European Families: Towards More Party Autonomy in European Family and Succession Law

This Project aims at reducing obstacles faced by international families and at facilitating free movement of citizens by providing better certainty and predictability of results and reducing the costs of litigation in matters of family and succession law. It also aims at promoting the use of family mediation in the EU.

The Principled Relationship of Formal and Informal Justice through the Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution

In its decision of 12 February 2016, the ELI Council accepted this project as a Statement to be carried out jointly by the ELI and the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ). The Project Team is chaired by Diana Wallis and Geoffrey Vos.

Draft Model Rules on Online Intermediary Platforms

On 7 September 2016 the ELI Council identified the proposal for a project on “Draft Model Rules on Contractual Aspects of Online Intermediary Platforms” as a project that has originated outside the ELI and should be adopted under Section 8 of the ELI Project Guidelines. It has been developed by Christoph Busch, Gerhard Dannemann, Hans Schulte-Nölke, Aneta Wiewiorowska-Domagalska and Fryderyk Zoll, who will also act as Reporters.



Protection of Adults in International Situations

In its decision 2017/5 of 6 September 2017, the ELI Council adopted the proposal for this project to be carried out under the regular procedure in line with Article 12(2)(a) of the ELI Statute. Pietro Franzina (University of Ferrara, Italy), and Richard Frimston (Russell-Cooke Solicitors, UK) were appointed as project reporters.

For a European Approach to R&D Expenses Qualifying for the Common Corporate Tax Base Super Deduction

Research and Development (R&D) is one of the main objectives of the European Union. One of the five targets of the European Commission for the EU in 2020 is that expenditure in R&D amounts to 3% of the EU’s GDP. This is a significant increase that will require innovative solutions to reach.