The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation participates in events coordinated by the Municipality of Piraeus and associated with the celebration of the European Maritime Day 2015 which is celebrated this year in Piraeus, under the auspices of the European Commission.

In this context, Associate Professor, Athens School of Law, L. I. Athanassiou, examines the evolution of Maritime Law, through the prism of the Delwaide library.

Baron Delwaide is a former Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Antwerp. He has also been the Mayor of Antwerp and the President of its Port Authority. His library is considered to be one th e most important and voluminous private collections of Maritime Law worldwide. The main body of the Delwaide library, that holds books printed from the early 1500s until today, consists of books concerning Law, mainly Maritime. The rest of the collection is shared between two equally sized categories: history of Maritime Law and history of the most known maritime nations of the world. Further to that the library holds a vast collection of famous scientific reviews, mainly on Maritime Law and Transportation. It should be noted that an important part of the Delwaide collection is formed by old books, printed from 1530 to late 18th century.

The presentation will take place at the building of the Historical Library of the Foundation, at Defteras Merarxias 36, in the port of Zea, on Thursday, May 28 at 19:30. Admission is free. The presentation will be given in Greek.