The European Law Students’ Association has gained a good name and reputation in the international legal community. ELSA is known in the world of International Organisations and ELSA still makes international institutions aware of the fact that in case they are looking for a partner among students’ organisations for co-operation, there is ELSA to rely on.
ELSA has gained consultative status with several United Nations bodies. In 1994 ELSA was granted Consultative Status in Category C in UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), in 1997 ELSA obtained Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council). In addition UNCITRAL (UN Commission on International Trade Law) is inviting ELSA delegations to participate in their sessions.
Furthermore, in 2000 ELSA was granted Participatory Status with the Council of Europe. This cooperation was further widened with the signing of a Human Rights Partnership between Council of Europe and ELSA in 2008.
Futhermore, ELSA has a co-operation agreement with UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees). In October 2005 ELSA obtained Observer Status with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Cooperation with the international institutions gives ELSA-members outstanding opportunity to attend the sessions of the international organisations and to receive a special practical experience.
Every ELSA member has a unique opportunity to apply in order to be a member of the ELSA International delegation.
ELSA International requires the candidates to be equipped with good knowledge of the work of the institution as well as good level of awareness about ELSA work gained by attending and organising ELSA events.