The ELSA Development Foundation (EDF) is a Foundation financed collectively by ELSA International and ELSA National Groups to help overcome structural weaknesses within the Network.
At the International Council Meeting in Budva, Montenegro in the spring 2009 the Council of ELSA decided to transform the existing fund into a foundation with its own legal body. The Council of ELSA is also the supreme decision-making body of the ELSA Development Foundation.
The purpose of the Foundation is to financially support measures and activities within the Association that further the vision, purpose and means of ELSA. It is not one of the Foundation’s objects to engage in business or in transactions for gain.
The Foundation supports the ELSA Network through support in six categories
The Foundation is managed by a board of directors consisting of all the members of the International Board of ELSA.
All applications to the Foundation is to be sent to the Executive Committee. Only ELSA Local Groups and ELSA National Groups are eligible applicants to the ELSA Development Foundation.
The Foundation is established with the support of Emmanuel Charles Reynaerts who is assigned Honourable President of the Foundation.
The Foundation is founded in accordance with Belgian law and has its registered office on Boulevard Général Jacques 239, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium.