The members of the European Association of Private International Law have recently received, by e-mail, the first issue of the Association’s Newsletter.
The issue can now be accessed by all readers of this blog here.
It comes with updates on the EAPIL conference in Aarhus, which is scheduled to take place on 27, 28 and 29 May 2020, and with news on the activities of the Association, notably the creation of a Working Group on the Feasibility of a European Private International Law Act, chaired by Thomas Kadner Graziano, and the establishment of the Young EU Private International Law Research Network, co-chaired by Martina Melcher and Tamás Szabados.
The Newsletter also provides a presentation of four more Working Groups whose creation has recently been proposed: a Working Group on Interests in European private international law, led by Caroline Kleiner; one on The law applicable to the validity of choice of court agreements, coordinated by Laurence Usunier and Eva Lein; one on Liberalizing the cross-border taking of evidence within the EU, proposed by Gilles Cuniberti; and one on A future European Regulation on international property law, headed by Eva-Maria Kieninger.
The members of the Association are warmly encouraged to contribute to the above activities, or launch new ones!
One of the articles in the Newsletter is about this blog. The blog is seeking new permanent editors and a social media manager. Interested EAPIL members are invited to get in touch with Pietro Franzina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, the Newsletter provides an account of the current status of the EAPIL membership, less than one year after its creation. The Association has now 216 members, coming from 40 countries around the world.
This issue’s guest editorial is by Patrick Kinsch, Secretary General of GEDIP (Groupe européen de droit international privé), and is titled Fraternal greetings from a fellow association of European private international law.