Prospective Projects

As a forward-looking outfit, the ELI is constantly on the search for topical issues deserving of legal scrutiny. ELI studies are application-oriented. They must go beyond ivory tower research and should serve the people, companies and organisations in Europe by improving the law or facilitating its application. The following Projects are at various stages of development:


Principles of Liability in Digitalised Environments: Conflict of Law and Substantive Law Issues

In a world where the location of data is no longer in a physical jurisdiction but in clouds which may change rapidly, where damage may be caused by autonomous agents acting according to patterns...


Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets is a prospective ELI project that evolved from an ELI Feasibility Study undertaken in close cooperation with the US Uniform Law Commission and the Uniform Law...


Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

The ELI is currently exploring the possibility of embarking on a project on Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts. These are technologies that have a huge potential to fundamentally change many...