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2011-06-01 Brussels Belgium


Developed following two former initiatives: the Association for a European Law Institute (ELIA), founded March 2010, and the Conference of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI), Apr 2010. Resulted in the Hamburg Memorandum, June 2010, according to which a joint project group was formed by the ELIA and EUI initiatives, and a first meeting was held, Vienna (Austria), 23-24 Nov 2010. Results of this meeting are summarized in the Vienna Memorandum. Meeting of the ELI Founding Committee, Athens (Greece), 15-16 Apr 2011, where statute and manifesto were adopted and first ELI Council appointed. A procedure for determining the place of the ELI Secretariat was agreed upon.


Improve quality of European law; initiate, conduct and facilitate research, make recommendations, and provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.


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Membership; Council; Executive Committee; Senate; Arbitral Tribunal; Scientific Director; Secretariat, hosted by University of Vienna (Austria).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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