The reuse of the in e-CODEX developed different building blocks is shown in the pilots. These building blocks need to be sufficiently generic to be applied to a variety of use cases and to countries with different national systems. To validate and demonstrate this, the project selected a number of cross-border use cases for which the building blocks should be deployed and tested in a real live environment.

e-CODEX demonstrates and assess how e-Justice services can contribute to achieving the goals of the European e-Justice Action Plan. This is done through the validation of the specifications, modules and systems developed it is the reality check rolled out to several business cases and countries across Europe.

What piloting means
Project pilots supports different use cases in the e-Justice area e.g. to claim against somebody in another country (Member State or Associated Country) or to exchange data between legal authorities in cross-border cases.

This includes:

  • Testing in real life environments, interoperable and easy-to-use e-Justice solutions for citizens, businesses and legal professionals.
  • Assessing the pilots and their impact on the access to justice and the judicial cooperation across borders.
  • Interacting with other EU initiatives to maximise the usefulness of e-Justice services and the re-usability of the deployed technical solutions.

The e-CODEX pilots were chosen in the two areas, civil and criminal justice 

Civil Justice

Criminal Justice

Secure Cross-Border Exchange of Sensitive Judicial Data, covering:

  • Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters; (based on several legal instruments, in particular Directive 2014/41/EU of 3 April 2014);
  • European Arrest Warrant; (based on based on Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002);
  • Framework Decision 909 on Exchange of Prisoners; (based on Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of 27 November 2008);
  • Mutual Recognition of Financial Penalties; (based on Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005).

The pilots involve a broad range of technical components including electronic signatures, e-ID, e-Delivery, semantics and data protection.

Pilots – Online
The pilots go live in waves, so that the experience of the first waves can be taken into account for the next waves. The first pilot European Payment Order started in 2013. It connects several countries and is greatly used by citizens, legal professionals and courts. The remaining pilots will go live in 2015.

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