Membership in Concordia
The EPLO has become a member of the Concordia platform in 2015. Concordia is an organization that promotes public-private partnerships and cross-sectoral collaboration through a diverse number of industries and geographic regions. It hosts a large annual conference in Washington DC or NYC every September, several round tables throughout the year, and also conducts research.
Concordia’s leadership council has members such as President Felipe Calderon, HRH Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal and France Fragos Townsend, while some notable speakers from past conferences are Former US President Bill Clinton, President Alvaro Uribe Velez, and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, etc. Businesses and Organizations represented include USAID, Harvard, JP Morgan, The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and much more.
During the 2015 Concordia Summit in October, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, the Director of the EPLO, has been invited to speak on a panel on Innovation in Institution Building where there will be a discussion and debate on best practices in international development, strategies in cross-sector collaboration and the innovative building of democratic international institution.
Membership in IACA
In 2010, the EPLO signed the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) as an International Organization, thus becoming a founding member of IACA.
Membership in EUNIDA
The EPLO is a member of EUNIDA as “European Public Law Center”, the preexisting form of the Organization established in 1995. EUNIDA, as a European Network of EU Member State Implementing Development Agencies, was established in 2000 with a public mandate to develop, manage and implement sustainable development programs on behalf of the European Union.
The EPLO initiative of the Global Network of Greek Lawyers
After the successful launch of the Global Network of Greek Lawyers working abroad (GNGL) in 2011, the GNGL has reached an impressive membership figure of almost 60 members, thanks to the continuous efforts of Dr. Giorgos Dimitropoulos, Advisor to the Director of the EPLO, as the initiator of the GNGL idea.
The EPLO organized, in cooperation with the Institute for Studies in Competition Law and Policy (IMEDIPA), the GNGL and the Gutenberg chair at the Centre d‘expertise et de recherche administrative (CERA) at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France, its first conference under the title “The Modern State: What Reforms?”, on July 27, 2012, at the EPLO premises in Sounion. The meeting aimed at examining crucial aspects of the reform of the State and discussing their application in Greece. High-level officials from the justice and executive branches, independent administrative authorities, the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, academics, politicians and journalists were present at the event.
Furthermore, the EPLO organized on July 26, 2013, a GNGL Workshop with the title “European Integration through Crisis” at its premises in Sounion. It examined the issue of European integration based on economic and more general conditions, which apply at both the European and international level, aimimg to the commencement of a scientific dialogue and the formulation of substantive conclusions.