2023 ELI Annual Conference: Hub and SIG of the Year Awards


For the fifth time since the launch of the above awards, prizes were given in recognition of the contributions Hubs and SIGs make to ELI. The winners of the 2023 awards were the Austrian Hub, the Croatian Hub and the Digital Law SIG.

The Austrian Hub is chaired Susanne Augenhofer (Professor, University of Innsbruck), Walter Doralt (Professor, University of Graz) and Christian Koller (Professor, University of Vienna). In the preceding year, the Hub organised several webinars focusing on various topics including contract law and dispute resolution. The Hub has won the award for the second time in a row.

The Croatian Hub is chaired by Zoran Hačić (Attorney at Law/Managing Partner, Hačić & Bošnjak Law Firm, Zagreb), Emilia Mišćenić (Associate Professor at the Chair of International and European Private Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka), Hrvoje Pauković (Managing Director of the Insurance Association of Croatia) and Ivan Tot (Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Law). It held a series of well-attended monthly webinars, targeted at the wider Croatian legal community. The Hub has won the award for the third time in a row.

The Digital Law SIG is chaired by Alberto De Franceschi (Full Professor of Private Law, Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Environmental Law, Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara) and Christoph Busch (Full Professor of Law and the Director of the European Legal Studies Institute, University of Osnabrück). The SIG held a number of successful seminars. It has also won this award for the third time.