The Multiannual European e-Justice Action Plan 2014-2018 provides for the implementation of a specific cooperation mechanism with the courts of the Member States and their practitioners in order to exchange best practice and create e-Justice synergies at EU level. After the 2015 and 2016 editions, the third edition of this meeting was held on 30 June 2017 under the auspices of the Council of the European Union.
The participants discussed the use of e-CODEX in cross-border judicial communications, work underway on preservation and the communication of electronic evidence, the implementation of unique identifiers for law and case law, in addition to the external dimension in the area of electronic justice.
Professional organisations, such as the CNUE, were invited to present their projects that were potentially of interest for the general public. Thus, a CNUE delegation composed of Mr Dominik Gassen, Chair of the New Technologies working group, Mr Thierry Vachon, Chair of the Real Estate Law working group, and Mr Raul Radoi, CNUE Secretary General, was able to present the CNUE’s various practical tools intended for citizens and notaries:
- Information websites aiming to enable citizens to know more about their rights: Succession Europe (www.successions-europe.eu), Couples in Europe (www.couples-europe.eu), The Vulnerable in Europe (www.the-vulnerable.eu), Buying property in Europe (www.buyingmyhome.eu).
- The European Directory of Notaries, which lists the 40 000 notaries in Europe, their contact details and their language skills.
- The ENRWA which, thanks to the interconnection of the registers of wills of 15 countries, enables citizens to find out whether or not a will has been left by someone who has died in Europe.
- The ENN proposes a series of practical tools to help notaries in their cross-border activities, via an online platform.
- EUFides enables two notaries to work together on cross-border files via a secure platform.
All the participants, including the representatives from the Member States, welcomed this presentation with interest. The presentation highlights the notarial profession’s substantial commitment at European level in favour of more efficient justice.