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 School of Law of the Jagran Lakecity University is part of a private university established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 and is based out of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. JLU Bhopal is one of the fastest growing and most awarded universities of Central India, having practice based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the University is offering 56 degree programmes to more than 2,500 students from eight countries and 27 states of India. 

Bitri & Bakiu Attorneys at Law is an innovative and flexible law firm, focusing on delivering quick and reliable legal advisory and representation services to our Clients. We tailor our services to the specific requirements of the Client and provide comprehensive and to the point advice.

Since 2014, BlockchainEdu Association (Blockchain Education Network Italy) has been a non-profit Italian association that promotes the study and use of Blockchain technology through conferences, courses, and projects. BlockchainEdu is oriented towards a university environment and collects applications from students, teachers, and researchers while collaborating with companies and Public Administrations. The mission of the Association is the dissemination of science and technology education at the base of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (AJEE) is an English-language journal covering a variety of issues related to access to justice and the right to a fair and impartial trial. A specific area of interest of AJEE is the law in East European countries which share special features in the evolution of their legal traditions. While preserving the high academic standards of scholarly research, AJEE provides the opportunity for its contributing authors, especially young legal professionals and practitioners, to present their articles on the most current issues. AJEE is an Open Access double blind peer-reviewed journal, recognised by the academics and indexed in Web of Science Core Collection, ESCI.




Jagran Lakecity University, School of Law

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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