Institutional Members

Institutional Members must be legal entities or natural persons representing organisations, institutions or networks, which are actively involved in European legal development. They are either Institutional Fellows (with voting rights) or Institutional Observers (without voting rights). An institution is free to opt to be a Fellow or an Observer. One vote is granted per organisation.

For Institutional Members, there is a graded fee. Non-profit organisations not representing the interests of particular stakeholders contribute upwards of EUR 250 per year, subject to individual negotiations with the ELI. In the case of journals, the annual fee starts at EUR 400. The minimum fee set forth by the Statute in the case of businesses and advocacy groups is EUR 500 per year. For law firms, this fee is higher but includes the Fellowship of three partners. However, the specific fee depends on size and is subject to individual negotiations with the ELI.

Institutional Members play a key role within the Institute. They are consulted on a regular basis, are entitled to propose project ideas and nominate representatives to join Advisory Committees and Members Consultative Committees (MCCs), which work closely with Project Teams at various stages of a project.

Institutional Members may also suggest individuals to work at the very core of projects, as members of Project Teams. In addition, Institutional Members are free to decide when and the manner in which to provide input to projects, including whether to send representatives in person to key events such as the Annual Conference and Meetings or communicate at a distance. They are also welcome to participate in Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Due to their active participation in the work of the ELI, they play a crucial role in guiding the ELI in its quest for better law-making in Europe. As most of the ELI’s Institutional Members are structured as networks themselves, this constitute a very effective channel of communication through which information on the ELI’s contribution to European legal development can be shared.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the form under ‘Important Links’ on the right electronically. Do take the time to read the ELI Statute before doing so. Should you have difficulties applying or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ELI Secretariat. Note that membership must be supported by two current ELI Fellows.

Membership applications are processed in the beginning of each month (provided a minimum number of applications are received). For your application to be considered at the next round of membership admissions, kindly complete it in full and submit it by the end of the month. The application form will be considered by various ELI bodies and processed within a period of four weeks from the commencement of each month. You will be notified of the outcome of your application as soon as your membership application is processed.

Newest ELI Institutional Members

The ELI is proud to be cooperating with the following new Institutional Members:

The Fide Foundation is the leading legal-economic think-tank in Spain. A collective project born within the civil society with a clearly defined vocation: to be the place where law firms, companies, public administration and independent professionals gather to discuss the latest and most relevant regulations or issues that arise daily in the legal-business environment in Spain, Europe, and abroad, and elaborate regulatory proposals and recommendations to improve the legal system.


European University Cyprus (EUC) is a thriving, international university which grew out of Cyprus College over 60 years ago. The first autonomous School of Law of the EUC established in Cyprus offers the opportunity to concentrate in Cyprus Law or Greek Law and develop the analytical, communication and problem-solving skills the profession demands.


Swiss Lawyers' Association (Schweizerischer Juristenverein, SJV) is the association of all lawyers trained in Swiss law or working in Switzerland, regardless of their field of activity, whether in Advocacy, in Court, as Consultant or in Administration. It strives for representative participation of the members of these fields of activity.


Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) is one of the first private higher education institutions in Kazakhstan. The University was founded in 1996 and opened by the President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev. SDU currently has four faculties: Education & Humanities, Engineering & Natural Sciences, Law & Social Sciences, and the Business School. SDU operates a trilingual education system whereby 81% of its degree programs are taught in English, 16% in Kazakh, and 3% in Russian.


 

 

 

Full List of ELI Institutional Members

The ELI is grateful to its current Institutional Members, which number over 100, for the various way in which they have steadfastly demonstrated their commitment to the Institute’s causes and the betterment of European Law.

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