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Membership

The Council may appoint Fellows and Observers who have applied for membership.

It may either

  • approach potential candidates for membership and invite their applications; or
  • consider applications submitted by candidates on their own initiative, provided they are supported by recommendations from two Fellows of the Association.

The Council will periodically issue byelaws establishing a list of persons who will be offered ex-officio membership while they hold a specified office or position.

There are different membership categories:

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Fellows must be natural persons and must actively engage, by their professional, vocational or scholarly activities, in European legal development. They must undertake to speak, vote and participate in activities carried out within the framework of the Association on the basis of their own personal and professional convictions and without regard to the interests of particular stakeholders.

The annual membership fee for Fellows is 60 euro

Here you will find the list of current ELI Fellows. You can also search the list by Fellows' country of residence.


Individual Observers must be reputable natural persons who take an active interest in European legal development. The status of Individual Observer is especially suitable for colleagues who cannot undertake to speak and vote without regard to the interests of particular stakeholders.

The annual membership fee for Individual Observers is 60 euro.

Here you will find the list of current Individual Observers. You can also search the list by Individual Observers' country of residence.


 

* In its decision of 8 February 2013 (CD 2013/4), the ELI Council determined that the following institutions shall be exempt from paying an annual membership fee:

(a) The European Union and its institutions, bodies, offices and agencies;

(b) Sovereign states and their constitutional bodies;

(c) Intergovernmental organisations; and

(d) The United Nations and its bodies, offices and agencies.

Membership Fees

Membership Fees can now be paid using PayPal©. Having a PayPal account is not necessary as the system also allows payments to be made directly, e.g. by credit card.