Study Visits provide ELSA members with the possibility of visiting other ELSA groups in other countries and host other groups in their own town. Such an exchange between people with different cultural and legal background includes a social, cultural and academic program and promotes our vision „A just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity“.
There a different variations of Study Visits:
· Unilateral Study Visits – one ELSA group visits another one.
· Bilateral Study Visit – two ELSA groups visit one another.
· Multilateral Study Visit – a few ELSA groups visit one group or one another.
Therefore it is one of the core ELSA activities.
An Institutional Visit is a visit to governmental or non-governmental organisations, public administrations or private institutions, where the main purpose of the event is the visit itself. On national level a visit could be organised to federal institutions, for example the German Federal High Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof), the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) or the German National Parliament (Bundestag). On international level European Union institutions such as the Council of Europe or the European Court of Human Right are usually preferred destinations for such a visit.
Depending on the distance between the towns and the program, the duration of the visit can be anything from a few hours to a week. Any institutional visit offers a wonderful opportunity to obtain an inside view into actual legal work in public service.
There are five Institutional Visits planned for next semester. The destinations include the Bundesgerichtshof (planned for 11. to 15. Dezember), the United Nations (10. Januar 2018) and the Bundesnetzagentur (21. November 2017).