2022 ELI Annual Conference: Hub and SIG of the Year Awards


For the fourth time since the launch of the above awards, prizes were given to Hubs and a SIG in recognition of the enormity of the contributions these groups make to ELI. The winners of the 2022 awards were the Austrian Hub, the Croatian Hub and the Environmental Law SIG.

The Austrian Hub is chaired Susanne Augenhofer (Professor, University of Innsbruck), Walter Doralt (Professor, University of Graz) and Christian Koller (Professor, University of Vienna). In the preceding year, the Hub has organised several webinars focusing on various topics such as contracts and dispute resolution.

The Croatian Hub is chaired by Zoran Hačić (Attorney at Law/Managing Partner, Hačić & Bošnjak Law Firm, Zagreb), Emilia Mišćenić (Associate Professor at the Chair of International and European Private Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka), Hrvoje Pauković (Managing Director of the Insurance Association of Croatia) and Ivan Tot (Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Law). It has organised a series of successful monthly webinars, targeted at the wider Croatian legal community. The Hub has won the award for the second time in a row.

The Environmental Law SIG is chaired by Alberto De Franceschi (Full Professor of Private Law, Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Environmental Law, Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara) and William Boyd (Michael J Klein Chair and Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability). The SIG has organised a number of successful seminars and webinars which attracted a lot of attention. The SIG has also won this award for the second time in a row.

ELI congratulates the winners and thanks the Chairs and members of the Austrian Hub, the Croatian Hub and the Environmental Law SIG for setting such examples. ELI wishes to extend its gratitude to all the other ELI Hubs and SIGs that organised several events throughout the year.