Publications

One of the core aims of the ELI is studying and stimulating European legal development in a global context through publications and a strong presence and relation with the media. Thanks to the media and to its members, the Institute has become a landmark institution on the European legal landscape.

ELI Projects (Instruments and Statements) and Feasibility Studies gather the knowledge and expertise of a wide range of jurists from academia, the judiciary, governments, legislatures and other vocations from Europe and beyond who exchange information and best practices in diverse legal fields.

These activities lead to publications which are usable directly (eg as draft rules or model contracts) by legislative bodies, judiciaries or other interested parties. The ELI’s publications mainly seek to improve knowledge and practice in the respective field of law and at the same time raise awareness among members of the legal community of the most pressing issues in law. Although its work is mostly addressed to the European legislator and the judiciary, the main beneficiaries of ELI’s work are ultimately the general public, legal and natural persons of Europe, who will be able to enjoy a dignified quality of life through better advanced and coherent laws. 

ELI publications are freely downloadable here. Most projects completed in 2017 or later can also be purchased in the new ELI book series with Oxford University Press.