open menu menú
Advocacia Barcelona
Personal area

×Personal area

COllegiate number or ICAB user / DNI / Email
forgot passowrd
Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona
professional search
Young Advocacy Group (GAJ Barcelona) | Computing

EYBA/GAJ International. Summary of the participation of EYBA President Elisabeth Batista, at the 44th European Presidents’ Conference, on 4-6 February 2016 in Vienna

We inform you that the 44th European Presidents’ Conference celebrated from 4th till 6th February 2016 in Vienna received almost all European Presidents’ of Bar Associations and Confederations of lawyers at the Palais Festhaal. Elisabeth Batista attended to represent the Barcelona Young Bar Association (GAJ Barcelona), holding this year the seat of EYBA's President.

The conference was led by the President of the Austrian Bar Association, Dr. Rupert Wolff. Among the speakers we highlight the intervention of Conlan Smyth, Chairman of the CCBE Working Group on Migration (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe), who strongly criticised how the European Union was handling the refugees and the immigration issue, and the need to establish harder policies in order to control more and better this social fact.

We stress as well the speaker Boubaker Bethabet, Vice-President of the National Bar Association of Tunisia, an Association which has recently received the Nobel Prize for its contribution to the construction of a plural democracy. Besides, the speaker mentioned the importance to protect the refugees and the social responsibility to apply measures against the threat of terrorism.

At the question-and-answer time, the President of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki, Nikolaos Valergakis gave a hard opinion regarding the difficulties arising from managing more than 10,000 refugees, who must be provided with food, clothes, medicines and a place to live.

During this meeting, the current EYBA President, Elisabeth Batista, took the chance to let the IBA President (International Bar Association), David W. Rivkin, and the UIA President (Union Internacional des Advocats), Jean-Jacques Uettwiller know the difficulties existing for young lawyers to attend international meetings, considering their high cost.

Finally, we inform you that negotiations have been started with the current AIJA President (International Association of Young Lawyers), Orsolya Görgényi with the aim to achieve a joint collaboration between AIJA and EYBA and to promote that their members (and, therefore, the members of GAJ Barcelona) participate in the conferences organized by both Associations with special advantages. We will keep you informed!

We hope you find interesting the information provided.

The Barcelona Young Bar Association
(GAJ Barcelona)



It may interest you

  • Young Advocacy Group (GAJ Barcelona)

  • Foreings Commission | International Criminal Justice Commission | International Relations Commission | Young Advocacy Group (GAJ Barcelona) | Press releases

    Project of the Barcelona Bar Association “Ukrainian Population Assistance”

    On Thursday February 24, 2022, the Council of the Barcelona Bar Association made public its condemnation of Russia's unilateral declaration of war and invasion of Ukraine.
  • Young Advocacy Group (GAJ Barcelona) | International

    Official Sponsor of VYP Barcelona: SpeechStorming, SL

    We are pleased to inform you that SpeechStorming SL has been one of the official sponsors of our International Meeting- The Value of the Young Professionals, that took place last April 30th in the Barcelona Bar Association.


En el ICAB utilizamos cookies en nuestra página. Algunas son estrictamente necesarias para el funcionamiento de la página, y otros son opcionales y se utilizan para:

  • Medir cómo se utiliza la página web.
  • Habilitar la personalización de la página web.
  • Para funciones de publicidad, marketing y redes sociales.

Al hacer clic en 'Aceptar todas', aceptas la instalación de todas las cookies. Si prefieres configurar tú mismo / a o rechazarlas, haz clic en 'Configuración de cookies'.

Para obtener más información, visite nuestra política de cookies.