The EPLO is an international organization dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the area of public law lato sensu, including but not limited to inter alia national, comparative and European public law, human rights law and environmental law for a better generation of lawyers and democratic institutions worldwide.
The EPLO was established in 2007 in Athens, Greece and is growing rapidly. Today 17 Countries, 6 Public Authorities, as well as 75 Universities and Institutions are members of the EPLO Board of Directors. Headquartered in Athens, it maintains 17 offices and branches around the world. Find out more at www.eplo.int
The EPLO has carried out extensive research and consulting activities and has developed, organized, and supported approximately 300 educational, research, training, institution building activities, providing assistance to democratic institutions in more than 70 countries around the world.
In order to accomplish its purposes, the EPLO promotes the cooperation with other institutions, organizations and bodies in particular within the United Nations system and has been granted the Observer Status at UN General National Assembly, the International Labor Organization (ILO), WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The EPLO was also granted the status of Associate Observer by the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) in 2021.
The work of the EPLO focuses on four pillars, each one perpetually contributing to the improvement of the others through an integrative approach.
1. Research: Explores policy alternatives and provides technical legal advice to national authorities.
2. Education and Training: Shares, accumulates & advances the intellectual capital required for the development of legal systems and transfers the know-how in a train-the-trainers approach. The EPLO has established high caliber educational agencies & programs addressed to graduates and practitioners, enabling them to enhance their knowledge and promote their career in a flexible and time-saving way. In addition to the “The Academy of European Public Law”, the EPLO runs “The European Law and Governance School -ELGS” which is a University school focusing on European and International Law and Governance in the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels.https://www.elgs.eu/.
3. Institution Building – Technical Cooperation: implements a large number of technical cooperation projects which assist governments and institutions all over the world in promoting human rights, the rule of law, democratization processes, law enforcement, public administration reform and sustainable development law.
5. Publications: publishes quarterly the “European Review of Public Law”, a publication in 7 languages, which constitutes an international forum for the analysis and discussion of issues in the development of constitutional and administrative law in Europe. The Review is accompanied by 4 special editions: “European Public Law Series”, “European Papers”, “Academy of European Public Law Series” and “European Environmental Law Series”. Other publications include the periodical “Central and Eastern European Legal Studies” and many stand-alone books. Review and shop the EPLO Publications at www.eplopublications.eu
Find out more at www.eplo.int