The International Association for Legislation are delighted to announce the 2020 IAL Athens Conference, which, due to Covid19 restrictions, will be held online on Thursday 11 February 2021. The 2020 IAL Athens Conference is co-organised and sponsored by the General Secretariat for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of the Presidency of the Hellenic Government, and chaired by the Chair of the IAL Hellenic Branch, General Secretary, Dr. Stylianos-Ioannis Koutnatzis.

The title of the conference is “A new model for quality of law-making: Greece and the executive state”.

The language of the conference is English, and a provisional programme is below:

Provisional Programme 

9-9.15: Greetings

9.15-9.30: Opening by The Prime Minister – Quality of Law-Making as a Priority for the Hellenic government (to be confirmed)

9.30- 10.15: Keynote: Minister of the State The Rt Honourable Professor Dr Giorgos Gerapetritis – The executive state and quality of law-making

10.15-11.15: The parameters of the better law-making in Greece: legislation as a means of achieving the regulatory results set by the executive state, the General Secretariat of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as a central institution for better law-making, the Manual for the Law-Making Process, the Committee for the Scrutiny of the Law-Making Process

11.15-12: Discussion

12-1: Discussing the transferability of the Greek model to the EU and its member states

1-1.15: Discussion

2-3: Issues of legislative drafting – Transposition of EU legislation and better law-making (open call for papers)

3-4: Discussion

4-5 Concluding Remarks 

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Please submit abstracts for proposed papers on the Transposition of EU legislation and better law-making, at lawdep@gslegal.gov.gr no later than 18 December 2020. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.