ELI publications are freely downloadable (see below). Some project outputs (with background materials) can also be purchased in the ELI book series with Oxford University Press. For further publications issued on behalf of Reporters of ELI projects, please click here

ELI Project Outputs

Rule of Law and the Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century

ELI Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on Mutual Admissibility of Evidence and Electronic Evidence in Criminal Proceedings (2023)

ELI Report on Freedom of Expression as a Common Constitutional Tradition in Europe (2022)



For a European Approach to R&D Tax Incentive(s) (2021)




ELI-UNIDROIT Model European Rules of Civil Procedure (2021)


Empowering European Families: Towards More Party Autonomy in European Family and Succession Law (2019)

The Principled Relationship of Formal and Informal Justice through the Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2018)

Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law (2017)


Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law: Checklists and European Standards (2017)

Prevention and Settlement of Conflicts of Exercise of Jurisdiction in Criminal Law (2017)

Collective Redress and Competition Damages Claims (2014)


Statement of the European Law Institute on the Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (2012)

Case-Overload at the European Court of Human Rights (2012)


Law and Governance for the Digital Age

ELI Interim Report on EU Consumer Law and Automated Decision-Making: Is EU Consumer Law Ready for ADM? (2023)

ELI Guiding Principles on Implementing Workers' Right to Disconnect (2023)


ELI Principles on Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts and Consumer Protection (2023)

ELI Draft of a Revised Product Liability Directive (2022)


ELI Principles on the Use of Digital Assets as Security (2022)


ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy: Data Transactions and Data Rights (2021)



Model Rules on Online Platforms (2020)




Statement of the European Law Institute on the European Commission's Proposed Directive on the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers (2016)

Sustainable Life and Society

ELI Report on Ecocide (2023)




ELI Guidance on Company Capital and Financial Accounting for Corporate Sustainability (2023)


Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies (with input from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA) (2022)

The Protection of Adults in International Situations (2020)

Other ELI Initiatives

Covid-19 Principles

ELI Principles for the Covid-19 Crisis (2021)

Innovation Papers


ELI Innovation Paper on Guiding Principles for Automated Decision-Making in the EU (2022)

Responses to European Commission Public Consultations

Feedback on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Common Rules Promoting the Repair of Goods (2023)


Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Digital Fairness – Fitness Check on EU Consumer Law (2023)

Feedback on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Revised Product Liability Directive (2022)


Response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Sustainable Consumption of Goods – Promoting Repair and Reuse (2022)

Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the Initiative on the Cross-Border Protection of Vulnerable Adults (2022)

Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on Civil Liability: Adapting Liability Rules to the Digital Age and Artificial Intelligence (2022)