For the second year in a row, the CNUE has held its Notaries of Europe Open Days. On this occasion, events were held for citizens and students in 16 EU countries. These open days are part of the European Day of Justice, a European Commission and Council of Europe initiative that takes place every year around 25 October.
This year’s programme included information sessions, lectures and free consultations attended by several thousand people. They had the opportunity to ask questions about their family and property situation and to learn more about the role of the notary, as well as European and national institutions.
Feedback on the actions undertaken
• In France, the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat français organised a Facebook Live on 25 October in partnership with the information website “Femmexpat”. A notary was available to answer citizens’ questions about “Couples in Europe”. In total, more than 8,000 people followed the action.
• In Italy, notaries visited 145 schools in 90 towns on 25 October. Several thousand primary and secondary school students received presentations on the European Union, legality, equality and inclusion.
• In Austria, on 9 September, about 15 notaries went to meet citizens in a central square in the city of Linz. Approximately 200 people benefited from consultations on real estate transactions.
• In Estonia, on 1 November, the 64 notarial offices and 91 notaries in the country welcomed nearly 670 people for consultations and presentations on the role of the notary. Several dozen consultations were also held by telephone.