About the Project

The goal of the e-CODEX project is to:

“Improve the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the EU.”

What exactly does that mean? e-CODEX is a functionality which provides an easier (digital) way to exchange legal information between EU-countries. No more bureaucratic paperwork no matter the differences between the EU countries.

The aim of the project is:

  • Contributing to the implementation of the EU legal framework and the e-Justice action plan, in due respect of subsidiarity
  • Achieving interoperability between existing national judicial systems
  • Enabling all Member States to work together towards a more effective judicial system in Europe
  • Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the processing of the increasing number of cross-border proceedings, especially in civil, criminal and commercial matters
  • Contributing to a safer environment for citizens inside the EU
  • Modernizing the judicial systems in Europe
  • Increasing collaboration and exchange between judicial systems of the Member States


In a nutshell:

  • Easy and secure access to legal information and procedures in other EU Member States for businesses and citizens
  • Greater cross-border effectiveness of legal processes through common standards and greater interoperability of information systems
  • Improved efficiency of cross-border judicial processes through standards and solutions that ease and facilitate the cross-border case-handling activities

In a few words: Enabling access to justice systems across Europe.

For details please take a look at the following sections on Participants and Partners.

e-CODEX at a glance

Project e-Justice Communication via Online Data EXchange
Participants Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Jersey, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, CCBE and CNUE
Duration 50 months (December 2010 - February 2015)
Costs Total cost: €24m
EU contribution: €12m
Programme e-CODEX is funded through the ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)

Project reference: 270968
The project is currently running.

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