New: European Law Institute

On 1 June 2011 a conference took place in Paris to launch the new European Law Institute.

The Institute is an independent non-profit organisation, which will help improve legal consistency in Europe by providing practical advice to policymakers and authorities.

According to the press release the Institute will:

evaluate and stimulate the development of EU law, legal policy, and practice;
make proposals for the further development of the body of EU law and for the enhancement of EU law implementation by the Member States;
identify and analyse legal developments in areas within the competence of Member States that are relevant at the EU level;
study EU approaches regarding international law and enhance the role EU law could play globally, for instance in drafting international instruments or model rules;
conduct and facilitate pan-European research, such as drafting, evaluating and improving principles and rules that are common to the European legal systems;
provide a forum for jurists – academics, judges, lawyers and other legal professionals – from different legal traditions to hold discussions

Its seat will be in Vienna, Austria.

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