ELI Project Teams

Three key groups of people work to deliver on ELI projects: Reporters/Project Teams, Advisers, and Members Consultative Committee (MCC) participants.

Project Team

The Project Team is composed of Reporters and, in some cases, others.

Reporters are project leaders that structure the project, prepare drafts outputs, and present them to Advisers and MCC participants as well as to ELI bodies, namely the Executive, Council and Membership, for discussion and further input.

The other members of the Project Team are composed of individuals with appropriate and complementary geographical and professional expertise, appointed to actively support the Reporters in further developing the project

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee consists of a limited number of high-ranking experts, who are appointed by the ELI Council following consultation with the Project Reporters and the Executive Committee. Members of the Advisory Committee support the work of the Project Team and provide the Project Reporters with comments on work-in-progress and advice during the term of the project.

Advisory Committee Members’ input is normally electronic. Nevertheless, physical meetings of the Advisory Committee may be held, eg on the occasion of the ELI Annual Conference, subject to finances.

In approving a project, the ELI Council must concurrently add to the Advisory Committee two or three drawn from the Council as Assessors, who act in the capacity of peer reviewers and auditors of quality. Assessors keep themselves informed on the project, closely monitor the quality of the work being carried out and supervise and contribute to regular reports to the Council and Executive Committee on progress of the project. They should provide a separate report on the project to focus discussion on approval of the draft and the other results produced.

Members Consultative Committees

Whereases Reporters and Advisors need not be ELI Members, the MCC is made up of ELI members who are not necessarily experts in the project’s area of law. They therefore bring a vital complementary perspective in scrutinising project outputs from a generalist point of view. It is exactly this diversity which enriches the debating potential of the MCC and makes its contribution so valuable.There is no limit to the number of Members who can participate. MCC members’ input is normally electronic. ELI Members can join Members Consultative Committees for the following projects.