Joint EC-HCCH Conference and Project Team Meeting of the Protection of Adults in International Situations ELI project in Brussels, 5–7 December 2018


Pietro Franzina, one of two reporters of the Protection of Adults in International Situations project, will be representing the ELI project at the joint European Commission (EC) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) on the topic of ‘Cross-Border Protection of Vulnerable Adults’.

Franzina will speak on ‘The Need for International and Regional Legal Framework for the Cross-Border Protection of Vulnerable Adults – Point of View from Organisations with a Normative and/or Research Function’ panel. The purpose of the conference is to gather notaries, legal practitioners, judges, health and welfare experts, academics and government officials who work in the field of the protection of vulnerable adults, in Europe and around the world, in order to allow them to exchange ideas and information on the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults (the 2000 Adults Convention). Additionally, the objective is to promote the implementation of the 2000 Adults Convention and to identify possible ways to supplement or strengthen the operation of the Convention and increase the protection of vulnerable adults within Europe and at the global level.

The ELI Project Team will also take this opportunnity to discuss further steps to be taken to lay down a text of a possible measure to be adopted at EU level.

More information will be provided in due course.