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What is the Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation?

The Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) is a renowned European research institute. It is a non-profit organization founded by the late Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Dimitris Th. Tsatsos in 1995, located in Athens.

The Foundation aims to promote the development of democratic institutions, fundamental rights and the welfare state; to deepen European integration; and to strengthen international cooperation under the principle of respect to the cultural identity of each state.

The specific objectives of the Foundation are to provide institutional know-how and capacity-building to public bodies in Greece, developing countries and member-states of the European Union, to undertake theoretical and applied research in the fields of Greek, European and comparative public law and public policies; and to promote public awareness on developments in the European area.

To this date, the Foundation participating in numerous European and National Projects has undertaken research, consulting and institution-building projects in more than 20 countries worldwide, and maintains an active network of collaborating institutions and highly qualified experts.

Legal Status

The Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law, 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, Education and Culture. It was founded in July 1995 (Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic 614/12.7.1995) and has its headquarters in Athens.

Administration – personnel – infrastructure

The Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law is administered by a Board consisting of eleven members. A Consulting Committee, whose members are prominent professors of European universities, provides advice in the planning and implementation of its activities.

The Foundation currently employs about 20 full-time research associates and a large number of external scientific collaborators and experts. The Foundation owns office premises at 43, Akadimias str. in Athens.

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