ELI First Vice-President Informs European Union Databases User Group (EUDUG) about ELI


On 21 November 2019, ELI's First Vice-President Lord John Thomas spoke at an event organised by the EUDUG.

On this occasion, Lord Thomas elaborated on the Institute’s goals and structure and explained the progress ELI has made in the eight years since its foundation in 2011. Lord Thomas focused his speech on ELI’s work in the area of data and other aspects of the digital revolution, informing those present, in particular, about the Principles for a Data Economy project, which ELI embarked upon with its American counterpart, ALI, in 2018. The presentation, which took place at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, was well-received and interest for closer cooperation in the ventures of ELI’s UK Hub was expressed.



European Union Databases User Group (EUDUG) was established in 1992 as the UK Eurobases User Group. It exists to provide a support network to users of databases covering the European Union and its activities. Its members are primarily, but not exclusively, information professionals and its activities include organising meeting twice a year at which speakers present topics of interest to group members; maintaining contact with database providers and encouraging consultation and testing activities in relation to new products; and taking up issues of concern with database providers in the interest of its members and the user community.