Centre for European Constitutional Law
The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation (CECL) is one from most active Greek (non profit) research institutes.
The Centre aspires to contribute to the promotion of democratic institutions and the welfare state under the rule of law, the deepening of European integration and the strengthening of international cooperation with respect for the cultural identity of each state.
The objective of the Centre is, in specific, to undertake theoretical and applied scientific research in greek, european and comparative public law, institutions and public policies, the provision of institution and capacity building to developing countries and the new member-states of the European Union and the enhancement of public awareness on developments in the european area.
The Centre was founded in 1995 and has, until now, undertaken research and institution building projects in more than 25 countries while it maintains a wide network of collaborating institutions and experts all over the world.
The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation (CECL), is a non-governmental organization, operating as a public benefit institution. It operates under the supervision of the Hellenic Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, Justice, National Education and Culture. It was founded in July 1995 (Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic 614/12.7.1995), has its headquarters in Athens, a branch office in Nicosia (Cyprus) and regional offices in Heraklion (Crete) and Komotini (Thrace).
The Centre has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
The Centre is registered in the Registry of non-governmental organisations of the Hellenic Aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a mandated body for the implementation of Twinning projects. Additionally, in its fields of priority, the Centre participates with observer status in the activities of international organisations.
What are the activities of the Centre?
Scientific research and Implementation of institution and capacity building projects
Consulting in specific thematic fields
Organisation of conferences and meetings
Publication of scientific monographs, studies and collective volumes
Participation in research networks
The main thematic fields of the Centre's activities are:
Constitutional institutions, Good Governance and Better Regulation
International and European institutions and policies
Welfare State, Social and Educational PolicySee more