The Board of Trustees, composed of internationally acknowledge personalities, is a policy-making body which reviews the function and advancement of the ELGS.
Honorary President | Professor Giuliano Amato, Former Prime Minister of Italy
The Council of Representatives, composed of representatives of Universities affiliated with the ELGS, discusses issues of cooperation with the participating Universities.
PRESIDENT | Professor Bertrand Mathieu, Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) University, France & Extraordinary Member of the French Council of State
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT | Professor Eivind Smith, University of Oslo, Norway
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT | Professor Thomas Gross, University of Osnabrück, Germany
The Faculty Board, composed of distinguished academic personalities from Europe and the entire world, is responsible for the educational development of the ELGS, its program of studies and allocation of academic teaching. The Faculty Board is composed of the Dean, the Provosts, the Director General for Education of the EPLO and Heads of Departments when appropriate.
The Dean of the ELGS for Law and Governance is the President of the Faculty Board. There is one one Provost for the undergraduate and one Provost for the postgraduate studies.
Professor Luis María Díez-Picazo
Dean, ELGS studies
Luis María Díez-Picazo (Madrid, 1958) serves as a Judge at the Supreme Court of Spain and is part-time Professor of Constitutional Law at Cunef-Universidad (Madrid). Before his appointment to the judiciary in 2008, he had been full Professor of Constitutional Law in two different Spanish universities (Málaga and Castilla-La Mancha). Between 1989 and 1997 he held a chair as full-time Professor of Comparative Public Law at the European University Institute (Florence) and for two years was Head of its Law Department. He has been visiting professor in several universities, including Indiana, Paris II, Bordeaux and Pau. He has also taken part in various groups of experts, both at national and European level.
Professor Andreas Pottakis
Dr. Andreas Pottakis is currently serving as the Ombudsman of Greece. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law and he was awarded a doctorate (D.Phil, Oxon) in EU Law from the University of Oxford (Worcester College). He was formerly the Head of Legal Office at the General Secretariat of the Hellenic Government and Attorney at Law, and is Member of the Scientific Council at ECCLE and Alternate Director at the Academy of European Public Law (EPLO). He has lectured at various European Universities, and most recently in Greece, where he has also pursued a career as a lawyer since 2001. He has published extensively on a wide range of areas, including, inter alia, European Public Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the legal protection of Human Rights.