ESIL-SEDI Interest Groups
The aim of ESIL Interest Groups is to provide ESIL members with an opportunity for on-going interaction with colleagues along thematic lines. The groups are designed to be fora for discussion, networking, and joint activities within the various sub-fields of international law. As such, ESIL Interest Groups aim to help build a shared knowledge base of actors, institutions, and research in international law in Europe and beyond. The details are regulated in a by-law on the governance of interest groups.
ESIL Interest Groups are closely integrated into the ESIL structure, most notably into ESIL research seminars, thematic workshops and the biennial conferences. Activities of ESIL Interest Groups may range from virtual networking via e-mailing lists, online newsletters or discussion fora, via input to ESIL events such as conferences, and to the organization of thematic workshops and publications within the ESIL framework. New ESIL Interest Groups can be initiated by any ESIL member and are open for all members to join. (Information on the administration of interest groups can be found here .)
Currently, the following ESIL Interest Groups are active:
INTEREST GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
INTEREST GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
INTEREST GROUP ON THE EU AS A GLOBAL ACTOR
If you want to take part in one of these groups, please e-mail the contact person(s). For general information on ESIL Interest Groups, please e-mail the ESIL Interest Group coordinator Nico Krisch at firstname.lastname@example.org
To facilitate the recruitment of ten founding members, ESIL members interested in setting up an Interest Group may request the ESIL secretariat to circulate a Solicitation for Expressions of Interest to all ESIL members prior to the submission of their setup request.
Interest Group status is reviewed every two years by the Executive Board which, at its discretion, may discontinue Groups with fewer than ten members, no activities, or conduct incompatible with the ESIL Constitution.
Financial Dimensions of ESIL Interest Groups
The general presumption is that those Interest Group activities that involve significant costs must be self-supporting, with ESIL being generally unable to directly fund any such activities.
Interest Groups are administered autonomously by their Chairpersons, officers and members, in accordance with the ESIL Constitution and the relevant ESIL rules, and subject to supervision by the Executive Board. The Executive Board will appoint one or more of its members as an Interest Group contact person (currently Nico Krisch at email@example.com ). Interest Groups are expected to actively take part in general ESIL activities, and to act as integral elements of ESIL.
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