For two days on 15-16 September, the Academy of European Law ERA’s Board of Trustees convened for their annual meeting at its headquarters in Trier, Germany.

The hybrid meeting began in plenary with reports on ERA’s development and a discussion about current strategic challenges.

The 60 trustees in attendance, among them UEHJ president Marc Schmitz, then divided into specialised working groups led by ERA staff members. These groups discussed priority issues, such as ERA’s strategy for legal training in the Western Balkans and initiatives geared towards the younger generation of legal practitioners. Topics such as hybrid conferencing and improving environmental sustainability were also explored.