EWLA is a non-profit making international non-governmental organization having philanthropic, scientific and pedagogical aims.
The aims of EWLA are:
- to improve the understanding of European legislation in relation to equality, with particular reference to women, and its effects;
- to bring together women lawyers across the European Union, e.g. by the closest possible contacts with bars, law societies, associations of women lawyers, faculties and schools of legal education and research, both on a national and international level and with European or other public authorities;
- to undertake studies, research and conferences of European women lawyers also with organizations and institutions inside and outside of Europe with view to achieving equality of rights and opportunities;
- to strengthen links between EU women lawyers and to encourage meetings, cooperation and unterstanding between women lawyers.
Women’s interests in the institutions of the European Union in all women’s issues in general and in the legal field in particular are represented and defended without prejudice to the scientific and pedagogical principal character of EWLA.