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e-CODEX Newsletter - 2/2013

We welcome you to the second 2013 e-CODEX newsletter – the first Large Scale Pilot in the domain of e-Justice.

The newsletter will provide you with information about the following topics:

The Piloting Phase – Civil Claims is running
In the area of civil claims the procedures of the European Payment Order (EPO) have gone live and are running. The heart of e-CODEX, the piloting phase, has started. In the following newsletters, we will keep you informed about tasks, obstacles and solutions as well as about further pilots and e-Justice development…more

The Piloting Phase – EPO is running – The Video
For a better insight, check the EPO-Video. Available on e-CODEX website as well as on Youtube


e-CODEX – events
Presenting e-CODEX, receiving feedback, getting people and their opinions involved. Events and Conferences offer us tremendous inputs. Developing and testing cases for potential cross-border procedures, meeting experts offering experiences and discussing expectations with different judicial, administrational and non-administrational perspectives is always enriching. Being the innovation drive in the field of e-Justice, conferences with different experts directly and indirectly push the developing process of e-Justice…more

New LSP member "e-SENS" – consolidating pilot success
The "mother" of all LSPs is born! A new "Large Scale Project" has started its work in 2013. e-SENS will sustainably integrate European pilot solutions and aims at consolidation and synergy. …more

e-CODEX – Report from "LSP family": STORK 2.0
Cross-border interoperability of eID for citizens is focused on in the Large Scale Project STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed 2.0). 19 Member States and Associated Countries are participating. National STORK nodes and pilot portals allow a secure Identification online…more

WebZine and Join-up
To find out more about the LSP-family in general, have a look at the website: www.buildconnectgrow.eu. WebZine is an Online magazine, which publishes information about progresses of cross-border pilots and political backgrounds. Interested in the technical solutions? Those are published on www.joinup.eu and available for use and re-use.…more

Running and Upcoming Events
From 6th to 8th of November e-CODEX is going to be at the ICT 2013 in Vilnius. On January 16th and 17th, e-CODEX participates at the e-Justice conference "e-Communication in the Field of Justice" in Vienna 2014. At national level e-CODEX visits conferences and events, too. Naturally the e-justice pilots will be presented at CeBIT 2014. Stay tuned for further information.…more

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The Piloting Phase – Civil Claims is running

The first wave of e-CODEX pilots officially commenced this summer. In July, Austria, Estonia, Germany and Italy started piloting on the European Payment Order (EPO) procedure - as first part of the Civil Claims Procedures - after conducting successful tests. This procedure will allow citizens, businesses or a representative to claim money from a person or a company in another country, for instance regarding an unpaid bill, by filling in online and sending the claim directly to the competent court. The answer from the court will then also be send electronically.

The first few weeks have shown great interest from the users, as dozens of claims have already been electronically submitted through the e-CODEX infrastructure. This represents a considerable achievement, as e-CODEX is the first European project to deliver a solution for cross-border secure communications in the field of civil justice. It is all the more remarkable that this solution is in line with European and national legal requirements. More countries will join the EPO pilot soon as well as the European Commission with the European e-Justice Portal. This portal will allow every European citizen having a digital signature to send a claim online to one of the courts participating in the e-CODEX pilot. In other countries, the citizens or their representative will have the possibility to go through a national application.

e-CODEX will now capitalise on the EPO experience in order to launch its next wave of pilots in 2014. The European Small Claims Procedure - as second part of the Civil Claims Procedures - is the natural prolongation of the EPO pilot in the civil law field, but it will offer its own set of possibilities as it is more consumer-oriented and can be applied to various well known situations such as holiday rentals, cross-border internet purchases... The EPO experience will prove being valuable to communicate on e-CODEX’s achievements and engage these users since the principle of the two procedures is the same, i.e. filling in and sending a claim online to a court regarding a cross-border matter.

The Piloting Phase – EPO is running – The Video
For a better insight, check the EPO-Video. Available on e-CODEX website as well as on Youtube

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e-CODEX – events

Events and conferences build the ideal framework to exchange information about e-CODEX. Finally it results in mutual enrichment, as people receive information, as well as e-CODEX receives valuable feedback and estimation.

In the field of e-Government and administrational concerns e-CODEX participated at several conferences, as there are similar tasks and aims. To name a few, Forum PA, national event for public administration in Italy, Neue Verwaltung (NewAdministration), Zukunftskongress - Staat & Verwaltung (Future Congress, government and administration), EDV-GT (German Association for Computing in the Judiciary). The last one is an annual key event in Germany, as an impressive number of experts of justice and IT of the different federal states are attending.

In addition e-CODEX joined further conferences and trade fairs, i.e. The Symposium Digitalization of Society (May 2013) in Nijmegen, the European Forum on Electronic Signature (EFPE 013) in Poland, ICAIL in Italy, 16th Annual ECRF Conference – European Commerce Register’s’ Forum in Bucharest, World e-ID congress in Nice, SIMO network and MeTTeG2013, in Spain, eChallenges in Dublin and the e-Justice Conference of the Presidency of the European Council in Vilnius. Different interest groups (industry, IT-industry, research communities) offer an enrichment of variable perspectives. Therefore at national and at international events e-CODEX fosters contacts. Those offer different opinions and expectations in respect to potential cross-border procedures. e-CODEX, being the innovation drive in the field of e-justice, collects those inputs and incorporates it in the process of formation of opinion and if suitable in piloting.

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New LSP member "e-SENS" – consolidating pilot success

"Electronic Simple European Networked Services", e-SENS, aims at emerging a technical interoperability structure within the European Union. This structure should establish and enlarge Public services across borders. Within the European Digital Single Market it should become possible for Member States and Associated Countries to cooperate in secure technology standards. Furthermore people, citizens and industries, should be able to work across borders without technical barriers. e-SENS works on reduction of technical and non-technical barriers in order to improve electronic Public Services.

The existing elements and solutions, which have been developed in former Large Scale Projects (LSPs), will be evaluated, re-used and extended. e-CODEX proudly approves the continuity and sustainability aims of e-SENS and is delighted to offer experiences and solutions, which are tested in e-Justice cross-border procedures, and which will contribute to development and improvement of electronic Public Services.

Member States and Associated Countries receive solutions for their public services, Industry and Citizens receive better support in cross-border issues. The way to an infrastructure for interoperable public services might be long. However the process to realize those targets has been started.

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e-CODEX – Report from "LSP family": STORK 2.0

STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed) achieved the cross-border interoperability of eIDs for citizens, allowing them to establish new e-relations with foreign governments. While nearly all infrastructures (national STORK nodes and pilot portals) are still alive, 19 Member States and Associated Countries are participating in a new project on eID, STORK 2.0.

Building on the success and results of STORK project, STORK 2.0 goes a step further towards the creation of a single framework and infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification and authentication (eID) in the EU. STORK 2.0 extends the authentication to legal persons, and thus including the powers of representation, especially focused on the support for authentication small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). STORK 2.0 also increases the scope of usability, including the private sector, especially the banks, as eID consumers. Whereas this seems as a small difference, the requirements on the STORK 2.0 organisation and infrastructure are much higher: the private sector needs guarantees on availability, security and liability. Four pilots, eLearning and Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business and eHealth will run for 12 months from April 2014, focusing on to demonstrate the capabilities and benefits of interoperable eID in a real-world environment.

The main business processes of STORK 2.0, Authentication on behalf of and Powers (for digital signature) allow the user to act on behalf of other persons. For example, in the eBanking pilot, this user may open a bank account for his company in a foreign country and operate it, without the need to physically present her/himself at any office. STORK 2.0 also allows for attribute collection from wide ranges of national and foreign attribute providers.

Another important functionality included in STORK 2.0 is the signature support. This functionality evaluates available open source solutions against requirements from pilots and industry, covering at least the signature creation and validation by users, as well as validation by applications. Furthermore, the support of EC adopted standards like PAdES and XAdES in most used versions is verified. The best solution is personalised for STORK and packaged with examples, manuals, etc. This functionality allows all STORK countries to have a minimal equal degree of support of electronic signatures.

The STORK 2.0 pilots are to validate that these features are really operational and usable between April 2014 and March 2015.

More information is available at the STORK 2.0 website

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WebZine and Join-up

To find out more about the LSP-family in general, have a look at the website: www.buildconnectgrow.eu. WebZine is an Online magazine, which publishes information about progresses of cross-border pilots and political backgrounds. Interested in the technical solutions? Those are published on www.joinup.eu and available for use and re-use.

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Running and Upcoming Events

From 6th to 8th of November e-CODEX is going to be at the ICT 2013 in Vilnius. On January 16th and 17th, e-CODEX participates at the e-Justice conference "e-Communication in the Field of Justice" in Vienna 2014. At national level e-CODEX visits conferences and events, too. Naturally the e-justice pilots will be presented at CeBIT 2014. Stay tuned for further information.

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