History - Fifteen years of achievements
In 1988, discussions held in Paris resulted in the establishment of 3 interrelated projects:
The European Review of Public Law
The ERPL was founded in 1989. Well-known public lawyers from the different member states of the EU constitute its Board of Editors.
The ERPL is published quarterly with more than 1,200 pages yearly. It is multilingual. Authors can choose between four languages (English, French, German and Italian), although articles may also be occasionally written in Spanish.
The ERPL counts among its subscribers national, public, university, parliament, court and other libraries all over the world.
Each issue of the ERPL is sent to all the members of the European Group of Public Law.
Each issue of the ERPL comprises articles, book reviews, annual chronicles of constitutional and administrative law as well as of constitutional and administrative jurisprudence of the EU member-states; annotated bibliography of the EU member-states; chronicles of the case law of the Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
The European Group of Public Law
The European Group of Public Law is a network of more than 130 public law professors and practitioners, who develop their activities in as many as 48 universities, public authoritative bodies and legal institutions such as: Conseil d’Etats, Council of Europe, European Commission on Human Rights, Constitutional Courts, and High Courts.
The members of the European Group of Public Law, acting as the European Scientific Council, are invaluable to the European Public Law Center and the activities of the European Group of Public Law, as they have the capacity to offer essential feedback on how the activities and studies of the European Public Law Center should be carried out, and more importantly how the information accumulated during the activities can be collated with respect to its effects on society and government today.
European Public Law Center
Since at that time no international or European initiative in the field of public law existed, it was time for public lawyers to come together and add a new dimension to this subject.
It also became obvious that public law had acquired a new important dimension towards internationalization, as Europe, particularly after the Maastricht Treaty, was evolving from an economic union to a political union.
In the last decade, the EU has promoted an increasing degree of convergence and cooperation of public law theories and practical solutions.