1 February 2018 – 31 January 2020
EXEC (Electronic Xchange of e-Evidences with e-CODEX) enables the participating Member States to exchange European Investigation Orders (EIO) and related e-Evidences fully electronically through existing national back end solutions or the Reference Implementation provided by the European Commission. The e-CODEX Building Blocks (DOMIBUS Gateway and Connector) build the exchange infrastructure to facilitate the electronic delivery of EIO and e-Evidences.
The project consists of 5 Work Packages. The activities are as follows:
- WP1: for management and coordination of the project
- WP2: identifies legal, technical and organisational obstacles including a feasibility report and the necessary actions
- WP3: for setting up the exchange infrastructure and back end application
- WP4: for testing the solution between the MS
- WP5: for a roll out the solution including marketing
Legal stakeholders like public prosecution offices and courts of the participating Member States are involved to analyse necessary adaptations on national policies and/or IT solutions. Technical staff is trained to set up the necessary e-CODEX infrastructure. For this purpose a standardised and re-usable technical e-CODEX workshop is established. Participating Member States will follow a standardised test plan using the e-CODEX Central Testing Platform (CTP) to conduct automated test schemes. A marketing strategy will guide the project to disseminate the results and findings of the project among all EU Member States. It will also support Member States to promote the electronic exchange of EIO within their own country.
The goal of EXEC is to provide an up and running network between the competent legal authorities of the participating Member States that can be used to exchange European Investigation Orders and related e-Evidences fully electronically. Each participating Member State sets up an access point to this network with e-CODEX means and interconnects via this access point with the other participating Member States. Either existing national back end solutions or the Reference Implementation built by the Commission are used as end application for the corresponding forms of the EIO procedure.
By this means EIOs will be exchanged faster, with higher quality and with less costs. The structured data of an EIO can be used by the receiving authorities to automatically process the data by their national IT systems. Results of an EIO can therefore be expected faster. EXEC will speed up European legal assistance proceedings in criminal matters.
EXEC is coordinated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice
Initial project partners were:
- SUPREME JUDICIAL COUNCIL (Bulgaria)
- MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (Czech Republic)
- JUSTIZMINISTERIUM DES LANDES NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN (Germany)
- ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (Greece)
- MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (Greece)
- MINISTERIO DE LA JUSTICIA (Spain)
- MINISTERE DE LA JUSTICE (France)
- MINISTARSTVO PRAVOSUDA (Croatia)
- CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (Italy)
- MINISTERO DELLA GIUSTIZIA (Italy)
- LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS GENERALINE PROKURATURA (Lithuania)
- MINISTERE DE LA JUSTICE (Luxembourg)
- RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN (The Netherlands)
- MINISTERIE VAN VEILIGHEID EN JUSTITIE (The Netherlands)
- BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR VERFASSUNG, REFORM, DEREGULIERUNG UND JUSTIZ (Austria)
- MINISTERIO DA JUSTICA (Portugal)
During the project life cycle EXEC has been noticed by further interested parties and has therefore extended its list of project partners to:
- ZENTRALE STELLE FÜR INFORMATIONSTECHNIK IM SICHERHEITSBEREICH (ZITIS) (Germany)
- CHAMBRE EUROPÉENNE DES HUISSIERS DE JUSTICE (CEHJ) (Belgium)
- COURT ADMINISTRATION OF LATVIA (Latvia)
Further parties are expected to join the project.