1 June 2017 – 31 May 2019 (extended until 31 October 2019)
e-CODEX PLUS is an e-CODEX related project co-funded by the European Commission and run by the Member States Germany, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Greece and The Netherlands. Firstly, it aims at assisting Member States to implement e-CODEX to be able to exchange data in cross border civil law procedures. Secondly, it aims to strengthen and deepen the support of e-CODEX for processing cross border legal procedures.
e-CODEX PLUS will use the solutions developed by e-CODEX, namely the e-Delivery platform, and proceed with developing compliant mappings with the e-CODEX schemata. Furthermore, tests will be conducted, including end to end tests before going live in a production environment for a period of at least 12 months.
The beneficiaries will benefit from a detailed "on boarding" during which they will be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the e-CODEX platform requirements. During the "on boarding" phase, the Member States will elaborate their plans to go live, taking into account development, configuration, testing (at national level and at cross-border level). Finally, they will deploy their connectors and/or gateways.
e-CODEX PLUS will deepen the insight of potential support to users of EPO and ESC by investigating the added value of business rules on e-CODEX deployment.
The work of e-CODEX PLUS will result in a greater number of interconnected European countries, able to both receive and send online Civil Claims in a secure and reliable manner. Although this action is limited to EPO and ESC workflows, once it is successful, beneficiaries will be enabled to join other e-CODEX judicial workflows. As a result, judicial proceedings will be more efficient and the access to cross-border justice, for claimants and legal professionals will become easier.
Also, part of the work in e-CODEX PLUS is to add value of business rules for e-CODEX which is expected to overcome the situation that European legal procedures of all sorts have national preferences of implementation. The investigation on added value business rules will result into continuous improvement via gathering best practices for the vertical and horizontal development of the e-Justice network and by bringing on-board new Member States and accessing new or current use cases. Participating and upcoming Member States will benefit from publishing best practices.
e-CODEX PLUS is coordinated by Justizministerium des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Project partners are:
- ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (Greece)
- BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR VERFASSUNG, REFORM, DEREGULIERUNG UND JUSTIZ (Austria)
- CONSELHO SUPERIOR DA MAGISTRATURA (Portugal)
- INSTITYTUT LOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA (Poland)
- JUSTIZMINISTERIUM DES LANDES NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN (Germany)
- LINKARE TI - TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇÃO, LDA. (Portugal)
- MINISTERIE VAN JUSTITIE EN VEILIGHEID (The Netherlands)
- UNIWERSYTET WROCŁAWSK (Poland)