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ELGS - European Law and Governance School

The European Law and Governance School is founded upon the belief that the European Union plays a crucial role in ensuring global stability, promoting democracy, and the overall progress of mankind, and that the core values of the European Union must be upheld while it strives for better integration. 



The idea was initially conceived by Professor Giuliano Amato, Former Prime Minister of Italy, member of the Board of Directors of the EPLO. Finally, in 2009 they decided to create an EPLO agency called the “European Law and Governance School”, thus providing it with all the necessary tools and empowerment needed to achieve its objective.


The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a unique design, incomparable curriculum and fresh material that enable students a high degree of personalization, flexibility and interdisciplinarity.

Students can choose from: a track of studies that offers a pan-European perspective of legal studies that is designed to create the European lawyer of the new era, or a track that focuses on European governance studies and contributes to the creation of a new generation of highly skilled administrators and leaders, or can select interdisciplinary degrees that combine both approaches.


The legal track of the ELGS Undergraduate studies aim to shape the European lawyer of the new era, focusing on the European perspective of the legal profession, while highlighting the common legal traditions of European states and the principles that underpin the discipline on a global scale. 

At the postgraduate level the ELGS Governance studies will complement and advance the qualifications of its graduates.The ELGS Postgraduate level legal studies offer a specialization in either European or International law, uniquely blending them with analyses of national legal systems and frameworks.

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Student services

General Enquiries

T: +30 211 311 0671 (M-F 09:00 – 17:00)F: +30 22920 69813

Premises 2 Polygnotou st., Athens, GR-1055564th km, Athens-Sounio Ave. | GR-19500

Housing services

The ELGS offers accommodation, meal and transfer packages for international or non-commuting participants. 

The EPLO Guesthouse, located at the EPLO in Sounion (Legraina area), is comprised of 11 double occupancy bedrooms with bathroom, a common usage fully equipped kitchen and open-air sports courts and gardens all facing the Aegean sea.

Library services

With over 35,000 volumes on Public Law and the related fields of international, comparative and EU law, as well as Human Rights, the Academy’s European Public Law Library is one of the largest specialized academic law libraries in Europe. Its corpora on national law covers over 50 countries worldwide.

Medical services

In order to have access to necessary health care, visitors from member states of the European Union (EU) in Greece must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. 

Student Life

Campus life

The ELGS will utilize two of the EPLO’s premises in Greece for its study programs. Undergraduate and Executive Education studies will be operated out of the facilities overlooking the Aegean sea in Legraina, while Postgraduate studies will be operated in the heart of Athens at Plaka,on the northeast slope of Acropolis, between Syntagma and Monastiraki square. 

The EPLO premises in Sounion overlook the Aegean Sea and  is located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests. The ELGS students enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of a traditional collegiate setting amidst a landscape of unparalleled environmental and cultural beauty, located on the bay of Cape Sounion, 64 km from Athens.

Sports facilities

The Campus in Sounion  is located at the seaside, only steps away from the Aegean Sea with an outdoor open theater and a garden of 30.000 square meters. It is only 4 km away from the ancient Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion.

Sports Facilities include:

  • A Basketball Court
  • A Tennis Court
  • A Volleyball Court

Student clubs

A range of optional extra-curricular activities for the body and mind, providing you with the opportunity to explore the Greek nature and culture, are made available through our Student Affairs Department.. All activities are subject to attendance and prior notice is required. For more information please download our brochure and/or contact the Student Affairs Officer.

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