EPLO Regional Offices
Apart from the four Branches, the EPLO maintains eight Regional Offices worldwide, supporting the Headquarters of the EPLO in its constant effort to create and disseminate knowledge in the area of public law and promote European values through public law around the world. All Regional Offices support the project work and the proposals of the EPLO by giving the respective scientific input. Offices are located at:
- Brussels, Belgium
- Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- León, Nicaragua
- Mariupol, Ukraine
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Odessa, Ukraine
- Skalica, Slovakia
- Tehran, Iran
- Observer Office in Geneva, Switzerland
Each Regional Office is equipped with a full set of the EPLO editions.
Brussels, Belgium Τhe Representative of the Regional Office of the EPLO in Brussels participates in meetings that are organized in the framework of EPLO projects and initiatives which take place in Brussels (EUNIDA and others), and represents the Organization. At the same time, he supports proposals and the project work of the Organization by providing advice and recommendations on the exploration and early identification of new opportunities, programs and initiatives, funded by EU bodies, and others being of interest for the EPLO and by following up the proposals that the EPLO has submitted to the EC for funding. The Representative also builds and cultivates direct links and relations with key Directorates, Units, Desk Officers, etc. of the EC, including EU delegations, as well as with potential partners and clients (institutions, NGOs, IOs, companies, etc.), particularly those with offices in Brussels, in order to develop bilateral cooperation and agreements.
Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina The Regional Office is located at the Brcko National School of Public Administration (BNSPA) in Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The Regional Office in Brcko fully supports all efforts of the BNSPA as an agency of the EPLO.
Mariupol, Ukraine One of the two Regional Offices of the EPLO in Ukraine is located in Mariupol and hosted at the Mariupol State University. In its constant efforts to share knowledge, the EPLO participated in teaching in the Mariupol State University Summer School Academy courses of European Law and Competition Law in July 2011. In this context, Mr. Ioannis Voudouris of the EPLO gave a lecture on “Contemporary legal issues concerning the development and the enlargement of the European Union Law”.
León, Nicaragua In December 2010, the EPLO increased its academic capital in Latin America by inaugurating a second, new Regional Office in Nicaragua, which is hosted at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) in León. The EPLO Representative in Nicaragua supports the efforts of the Organization to develop and extend its work in Nicaragua and the neighboring countries.
Mexico City, Mexico The first Regional Office of the EPLO in Latin America is located in Mexico City and hosted at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico-Capítulo Mexicano (UNAM), where the EPLO has received the kind support of Prof. Jorge Fernández Ruiz as Head of the Office. It is an honor for the EPLO to be considered as co-organizer of the conference on administrative law which is organized by UNAM on an annual basis.
Odessa, Ukraine The second Regional Office of the EPLO in Ukraine is located in Odessa and hosted at the National University “Odessa Law Academy”. Prof. V. Tulyakov has been assigned as Head of the Office, supported by Prof. V. Barsky. The Lecture Series on European Public Law involving the organization of lectures given by members of the European Group of Public Law has also been implemented in the Regional Office in Odessa. Six lectures were given in the years 2010 and 2011 by esteemed personalities such as Prof. J. Bacelar Gouveia, Mr. G. de Vel, Prof. R. Toniatti, Prof. J. Morison and Prof. B. Mathieu.
Skalica, Slovakia Our newest Regional Office, inaugurated on April 20, 2012, is hosted in the Skalica City Hall and is the first Office of the EPLO in Central Europe. The EPLO has been present in Slovakia since May 2011, when the University of Central Europe in Skalica became the 52nd University Institution to join the EPLO Board of Directors.
Tehran, Iran The Regional Office in Iran is located in Tehran and hosted by the Shahid Beheshti University, member of the EPLO.
Observer Office in Geneva, Switzerland:
Due to the fact that the EPLO, has been granted the Observer Status at both the International Labor Organization (ILO),and the WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization, it maintains an office in Geneva within the beautiful Ecumenical Center building .