The 2020 Annual Conference and Meetings


Due to the impacts of the COVID-19, ELI’s Annual Conference and Meetings 2020 will take place online.

We are hard at work on a virtual programme with the aim of ensuring that the content and knowledge of current and upcoming ELI projects and other activities can still be shared throughout our network and beyond. Please keep your calendars blocked for the original Annual Conference (9–11 September) and meetings dates, and prepare to join us online for several panel sessions. More detail will follow shortly.

The Conference is supported by:

The University of Vienna

Founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 the University of Vienna is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned. An extended Framework Partnership Agreement will see ELI receive further funding from 20192023.

European Union

Following the specific call for proposals aiming at establishing four-year framework partnership agreements with EU-level networks for 2018–2021 and Operating Grants for the respective years, ELI was selected for co-financing by the European Union. This year's Conference is in supported under this scheme.


Interleges is a well-established and closely linked alliance of independent law firms with offices across the countries of the European Union, Eastern Europe, Middle East and America. One of the first networks of its kind, Interleges was created in 1989, and now includes firms in over 20 countries as well as correspondents approved by Interleges in many other countries.