On 19-20 May 2016, the CNUE took part in a conference on e-Justice/e-CODEX held in Amsterdam at the initiative of the Dutch Presidency of the Council. This edition marked the end of the e-CODEX project. The aim of this major EU project is to facilitate access to justice systems across Europe by increasing interoperability between existing national systems in the field of e-Justice.
To this end, it has produced building blocks that can be used in – or between – Member States to support cross-border operation of processes in the justice field. Solutions have been developed in different areas ranging from safe transportation to identity and document standards.
In order to ensure the sustainability of the e-CODEX project, in the short and medium term it will probably be taken over by a European Commission agency, the eu-LISA agency. It goes without saying that the CNUE will continue to support this project and will make available its member’ expertise.
The conference also provided the opportunity to present the latest developments at European level in terms of e-justice, in addition to future developments. Because there is no doubt that the future of the legal professions in Europe is part of this fast-developing area. The CNUE President, Paolo Pasqualis, gave a reminder of this reality at the beginning of the conference in a video broadcast to all the participants (soon available on our website): "In the past we were strictly linked to our national systems. This is no longer the case. We are now working and living in a European legal area". In this context, the European Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová, mentioned the CNUE’s various achievements as important contributions to the development of e-Justice in Europe.