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It is less than a year before the end of the project and we can
really feel the pace increasing. There are more countries joining,
pilots going live and new technical components are being
In this newsletter you will find a brief overview on events and
congresses, where e-CODEX has been and will be showcased, the Going
Live of two pilots, new funding opportunities for the implementation
of e-CODEX components and the Stand Alone Connector, the latest
product enabling countries without form-based backend application to
be linked to the e-CODEX system.
Enjoy the reading.
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Go Live EPO PL/GR
In June 2015, Poland and Greece moved the EPO procedure from the
testing environment to the production environment. The service
provided by the Ministry of Justice and the Institute of Logistics
and Warehousing enables Polish citizens, businesses and legal
professionals to submit forms, exchange messages with courts and to
receive the EPO.
The electronic service is available on the platform www.pilot.e-codex.pl.
Currently, it is possible to submit the necessary documents to the
competent court in Greece using national qualified e-signatures.
Soon, the functionality will be extended to more courts - Austria,
Germany and Italy. The Polish platform will guide claimants through
the form step by step and inform about the progress of the case and
the decision issued by the court.
The service is free of charge, although payments may be required by
courts in accordance with the regulation of the respective
Go Live SC PL/AT
We are happy to announce that Small Claims is the first pilot after
EPO to go live. On the 22nd of June, Austria and Poland
are going to make the service available to a broader audience. From
then on it will be possible for Polish clients to send Small Claims
to Austrian competent courts. In most cases this will be to the
district court of the area in which the defendant resides.
Meeting with Malaysian Delegation
On May 22nd and 23rd, the ministry of Justice
of North-Rhine Westphalia welcomed a high-ranking Malaysian
delegation to discuss cross-border connection of business registers.
In this context e-CODEX was presented, focusing on the German
solution for automating business register file management and the
Stand Alone Connector
The latest product of e-CODEX, the Stand Alone Connector, enables
countries without a backend application to be linked to the e-CODEX
system supporting all the forms of a procedure like EPO. By simply
installing the e-CODEX Gateway and the Stand Alone Connector, the
participating country can receive secure messages in cross-border
cases, e.g. a Form A of the EPO procedure sent by a lawyer or a
citizen from another country. The Stand Alone Connector has been
developed by Work Package 5 under the direction of Austria. Starting
with version 2.1, the Stand Alone Connector will be part of the
Connector Package available on JoinUp.
For more information on how it works, please take a look at the video.
New piloting countries
On the 18th of June, and back to back with the General
Assembly, Latvia joined the e-CODEX project. Latvia will provide
e-CODEX with automated translation and will simplify the procedure
to find a competent court.
The e-CODEX newsletter team would like to thank all
those who contributed to this issue and welcomes comments and
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Further information and
Events and Conferences
CeBIT 2015, Hanover, Germany
From the 16th to the 20th of March, e-CODEX
was presented to a large audience at CeBIT, the digital industry's
biggest and most international annual event. With the help of our
innovative presentation modules - like the touch table, sliding
monitor and object reader - we conveyed our message to numerous
international guests. The visit of EU Commissioner Günther
Oettinger and federal minister Thomas de Maiziére attracted a
lot of attention.
To get an impression, follow this link.
3rd congress of the IT Planungsrat
The IT Planungsrat conference in Germany is an important annual
event for exchanging information and experiences concerning
strategic and political IT topics within the administrations on all
With 36 lectures, 6 workshops and 28 exhibitions, this
year′s congress on the 12th and 13th of
May offered not only a very diverse forum, but was also the biggest
IT-Planungsrat conference so far. The LSP projects e-CODEX and
e-SENS were presented with an information booth, and also hosted the
workshop entitled ”Transnational digital public services
– our contribution to a borderless digital Europe”
which was well attended and created a lot of attention among the
General Assembly, Malta
The e-CODEX General Assembly was hosted in Malta from the
9th to the 10th of June.
The General Assemply was addressed by Hon José Herrera,
Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth. He
spoke about the benefits of a homogenous e-delivery framework
especially for small nations. Hon Bonnici, Minister for Justice,
Culture and Local Councils revealed that Malta will become a
piloting country by hosting the standalone connector and will
therefore become directly connected to the e-Justice portal.
Have a look at the videos on
With the end of the project moving closer, the piloting activities
are intensifying. More and more countries are testing systems and
procedures in preparation to make all pilots go live before the end
of the year 2015. We are looking forward to keeping you up to
WP6 organises a mapping workshop on July 2nd in Bologna.
For all piloting partners it is recommended to participate in this
workshop. Registration is possible till Monday, June 29th
e.o.b. Please send your registration to Ronald Smit and Suniva Koeiman.
Until the end of this year, e-CODEX will be presented at following
events and fairs:
- The Zukunftskongress on the 23rd and 24th
June in Berlin addresses clerks from public administrative
services and deals with the modernization of administration and
sustainability of the German state and its structures.
- EDV Gerichtstag, on the 23rd to the 25th
of September in Saarbrücken aims to bring computing tools for
judicial work to the best possible level and to share experiences
between working parties.
- A kick-off event to launch the MLA piloting activity between
France and Spain will be organized in October.
- e-CODEX will again be presented at this year′s ICT 2015
on the 20th to the 22nd of October in
- Funding opportunities
The European Commission supports
the implementation of e-CODEX components. For the incoming funding
period the European Commission is looking to support Member States
with a maximum funding of 60.000,00 €. The money should be
accessible for Member States and related organisations with a
simplified administrative procedure. More information will be
Thank you for your interest.
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