On 23 February 2023, on the occasion of the opening of the 2023 ELI Council Meeting, UNIDROIT and the ELI signed a second Memorandum of Understanding to mark the success of their nine-year long cooperation.
The agreement builds on the success of the project for the development the ELI-UNIDROIT Model European Rules of Civil Procedure, born on the basis of a previous Memorandum of Understanding of 13 March 2014. The joint flagship instrument was completed in 2020 and published by Oxford University Press in 2022, and has since been translated into French and Spanish. Translations Chinese, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Farsi, Hungarian and Portuguese are underway.
This new Memorandum of Understanding formalises a framework under which both parties will continue to cooperate in the promotion of the joint instrument as well as through mutual participation as observers in project meetings and sessions of the respective governing bodies.