Benefits of e-CODEX

The project will result in a smoother cross-border operation of several judicial services. The solution will be scalable to all EU Member States. Most importantly, it will be implemented in such a way that it is sustainable beyond the life of the pilots. As a building block towards the realisation of an internal market without borders, this project will save time and money with a secure and easy way of taking care of your legal issues within the EU.

What is in it for you?

Maybe you bought a bicycle in another European country through an online seller and the supplier does not deliver. e-CODEX will develop the tools that will help you start a claim against the seller. Not by visiting various agencies (and filling in various forms) but just by using your computer and from the comfort of your own home.

Governments can use e-CODEX to collect fines. Speeding in another EU country? You will receive that speeding ticket from your own country. And you have to pay to your local agency.

These are just a few examples of the impact that e-CODEX will have on the landscape of European e-Justice. To learn more please also visit the section about the e-CODEX pilots.

Why improve the exchange of legal information?

Due to high mobility and European integration, procedures containing cross-border effects are increasing. These procedures require cooperation between different national judicial systems. Indeed, the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) will make judicial procedures more transparent, efficient and economic. At the same time it will help citizens, companies, administrations and legal practitioners to get facilitated access to justice.

This means not only a smoother access to information but also the ability to process cross-border cases efficiently.

For more information, please also refer to the "About e-CODEX" section of this site.

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