Author Archives: Alonso Hernandez-Pinzon

Season’s Greetings from the European Lawyers Foundation

Last year, we asked Alejandro Escobar (7 years old) from Venezuela to provide a painting for the European Lawyers Foundation Christmas card. His painting reflected the hopes of a child through the difficulties his country was (and is) going through.

This year, we have asked another young artist (Ottilie Taylor, 5 years old) to design the 2020 Christmas card. The watercolour painting below shows how a child understands this difficult 2020: a group of Christmas penguins that are walking (hence the black footprints) on an almost melted (orange) snow. Above them, it is not the sun that has managed to melt the snow, but a fierce and big representation of Covid-19.

Even if the painting represents the challenges the world is facing (pandemic and climate change), the penguins do not give up and are ready to celebrate Christmas. With her picture, Ottilie sends a clear message to all of us: that we need to stand up and face these challenges as a group and without losing hope. And lawyers have an important role to play in this!

Season’s greetings from the European Lawyers Foundation!

ELF Policy on Covid-19

As a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak, ELF stopped its face-to face training events some months ago. However, ELF has nevertheless been fully operational during this time, and work has continued on all the other projects and activities.

Since the Covid-19 situation continues, all our face-to-face training events will remain on hold until further notice. The health of participants, speakers and all people involved in these activities is our first priority.

We will continue working hard to have everything ready to re-start our face-to-face training events as soon as the health conditions allow us to do so.

News July 2020

Project partners agreed to postpone the training events scheduled in 2020, which will be resumed from January 2021 onwards

The first seminars in chronological order will take place in Cyprus (Nicosia), Spain (Madrid) and Greece (Athens)

News July 2020

The second round of exchanges (March – June 2020) was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe.

Partners decided to endeavour to resume the exchanges from October 2020 onwards, provided that there are no important restrictions in place in the countries participating in the project.

If the second round eventually takes place from October to December 2020, then the third and fourth rounds will be merged into one final round, which will run from January until June 2021.

News July 2020

Since mid-March 2020 the project activities have been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe and will be rescheduled in future dates.

After request of the project’s Consortium, the European Commission has approved a 6-month extension of the project, with the new end date set to 2 March 2021.