2015 European Pro Bono Forum was held in Rome between 11-13 Nov 2015. İdil Elveriş attended the Forum to represent Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center. Networks similar to the Center came together on 11 Nov 2015 to discuss common issues relating to pro bono and how it developed in their own countries. On 12 Nov 2015, lawyers and NGOs came together to discuss the refugee issue.
This year the Forum was attended by 360 participatns from 40 different countries. It was also discussed how the pro bono culture in Italy was developing. Next year the Forum will be held in Amsterdam. The main factors to determine a venue for the Forum is the support of the local bar association to pro bono and the number of lawyers who take pro bono cases. The annual European Pro Bono award was given this year to DLA Piper Law Firm.