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EPLO (European Public Law Organization)-Athens

EPLO is an international organization based in Athens, whose aim is disseminating knowledge in the field of Public Law in the broadest sense. It was founded in 2007 as a continuation of the experience started with the European Public Law Center, established in 1995.

EPLO has initiated the “European Law and Governance School” (ELGS) in Athens in 2013. The school aims to prepare young scholars in the field of European Law and Governance through high-level training courses.

Annually, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation offers a number of scholarships to young Italian scholars interested in attending courses in European public law, organized by EPLO through the ELGS.

The Italian Republic recognizes the EPLO/ELGS degree as equivalent to an Italian university degree (Gazzetta Ufficiale, Decreto 27 Febbraio 2023, art.1-2).

In view of the Decreto del MUR del 27 marzo 2023, artt. 1-2, the academic qualifications obtained at the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), only in the organization’s subjects of specialization and accompanied by the “Diploma Supplement”, are declared equivalent to the corresponding qualifications issued by Italian universities; these qualifications will be able to access the different recognition procedures in force within the Italian legal system. Information regarding the recognition of foreign qualifications in Italy is provided by the Italian Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA).  An overview of the various recognition procedures can be found at

For the academic year 2024-2025 the MAECI offers up to 6 scholarships for the attendance of one-year Master courses organized by “European Law and Governance School” (ELGS) in Athens. For further information, please see the dedicated flyer.