Foundation - Objectives - Academic Field
  Organogram Cieel


The Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL) was established by law 717 of 1977 and started functioning in 1978 in Thessaloniki, at the initiative of the late Professor Dimitrios Evrigenis. D. Evrigenis has been a law professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a member of the European Parliament and a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

CIEEL is a national documentation and research institute, which operates as a legal entity of private law. It enjoys full autonomy in terms of economic and administrative structure, albeit it falls under the supervision of the Minister of Development and Competitiveness.

A following decision by the Commission of the European Communities appointed CIEEL as a "Center of European Documentation".


There are two main objectives:

  • To promote primary and applied research work within its academic fields and to spread that knowledge, especially with regards to European law, to the public

  • To provide consultative assistance and legal information services to the State, legal entities of public law, as well as professional organizations and lawyers on issues related to its academic field

Academic field

  • European Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Business Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Public Procurement
  • State Aid
  • Energy Law


Last Update : 30 September 2016

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