The ELI's Home in Vienna

The ELI Secretariat, which is hosted by the University of Vienna, is tasked to support the competent bodies of the Institute. It is located at Schottenring 16 (at the old stock exchange) in the heart of Vienna. It is close to the main building of the University, the Law Faculty building, the representation of the European Commission in Austria as well as the information office of the European Parliament.

Small meetings with up to 15 participants can be organised at the ELI Secretariat. For bigger meetings, different venues can be organised. We are located at:

Schottenring 16, Top 175
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)1 4277 221 01
Fax: +43 (0)1 4277 922 1
secretariat@europeanlawinstitute.eu

Senior Project Officer

Tomasz Dudek is a Senior Project Officer at the ELI Secretariat, temporarily assuming the functions of the Secretary General together with his colleagues Zuzana Fačková and Katja Kolman. He holds a Master of Laws degree and an MA in International Relations from the University of Warsaw. He has worked for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Polish Ombudsperson Office and several human rights NGOs, including the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Dudek is responsible for the management of the following ELI projects: For a European Approach to R&D Tax Incentive(s); Principles for a Data Economy: Data Rights and Transactions; Common Constitutional Traditions in Europe (Freedom of Expression); Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts; and The Concept and Role of Courts in Family and Succession Matters. He is further responsible for the management of the following ELI feasibility studies: EU Conflict of Laws for Companies: The Acquis and Beyond; and Fundamental Constitutional Principles. He is also a liaison person at the Secretariat for the SIGs on Digital Law, Environmental Law, and Family and Succession Law. Dudek can be contacted here.

Senior Project Officer

Katja Kolman is a Senior Project Officer at the ELI Secretariat, temporarily assuming the functions of the Secretary General together with her colleagues Tomasz Dudek and Zuzana Fačková. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Ljubljana. She has previously worked at FRA, where she was involved in a handful of research projects. She gained additional work experience at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs in Ljubljana. Kolman is responsible for the management of ELI projects on Access to Digital Assets; Admissibility of E-Evidence in Criminal Proceedings in the EU; Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Public Administration – Developing Impact Assessments and Public Participation for Digital Democracy; Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies; and Corporate Sustainability, Financial Accounting and Share Capital. She is also a liaison person at the Secretariat for the following SIGs: Administrative Law and Insurance Law. Kolman can be contacted here.

Senior Finance and Membership Officer

Zuzana Fačková is a Senior Finance and Membership Officer at the ELI Secretariat, temporarily assuming the functions of the Secretary General together with her colleagues Tomasz Dudek and Katja Kolman. She holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies from the Comenius University in Bratislava and is currently writing her Master thesis in Political Sciences at the University of Vienna. She previously worked at the FRA and has experience in event management and administration. In the past, she worked in the parliamentary bureau for an MP of the German Bundestag within the framework of the International Parliamentary Scholarship programme. She is responsible for finances, membership, administrative tasks and event management at ELI. Fačková can be contacted here.

PR Officer

Jessica Puhr is a PR Officer at the ELI Secretariat. She studied Law and English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. She has previously completed internships at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), and the Australian Embassy in Vienna. Puhr also gained experience in a management role in the private sector. She is also a liaison person at the Secretariat for ELI Hubs and the following SIGs: Business and Financial Law, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Fundamental Rights Law, Global Private Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Puhr can be reached here.

 

Finance and Event Officer

Petra Richterova is a Finance and Event Officer at the ELI Secretariat. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Development form the University of Vienna. She previously worked at the Technical Cooperation Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where she gained experience with project and event management as well as international affairs. She assists with finances and event management. Richterova can be contacted here

IT Support

Dr Sebastian Schwamberger, LLM is an Austrian lawyer who works at the Department of Civil Law at the University of Vienna. He supports the Secretariat on IT issues. Schwamberger can be reached here.