DRAKOPOULOS: International Bar Association’s European Regional Forum (ERF)


The International Bar Association’s European Regional Forum (ERF) Annual Retreat, hosted by DRAKOPOULOS in Santorini, Greece, 15-18 May, was attended by 37 officers, council and advisory board members.


The Gold Standard Impact Registry certified the retreat as a sustainable event with a zero-carbon footprint, a first for retreats of its kind, preventing the release of 23 tones of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.


Massimo Calderan and Anna Dąbrowska, Co-Chairs of the European Regional Forum, and Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Senior Vice-Chair, welcomed the participants and addressed the issues shaping the future of the ERF.


The retreat served as a platform for sharing innovative ideas and exploring strategic approaches for the ERF going forward; it also included working sessions on the ERF’s conferences, sub-regional groups and working parties.


The European Regional Forum Annual Retreat provides invaluable insights, fosters collaboration among legal industry practitioners, and catalyzes innovation and sustainable growth.


We are looking forward to the next ERF Annual Retreat in Budapest!