The European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) is assisting the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) in the e-CODEX project, a large-scale e-Justice project funded by the European Commission and led by a consortium composed mainly of Member States (see more detail below). The goal of e-CODEX is to “improve the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the EU.” e-CODEX aims are:

  • Contributing to the implementation of the EU legal framework and the e-Justice action plan, with due respect to subsidiarity
  • Achieving interoperability between existing national judicial systems
  • Enabling all Member States to work together towards a more effective judicial system in Europe
  • Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the processing of the increasing number of cross-border proceedings, especially in civil, criminal and commercial matters
  • Contributing to a safer environment for citizens inside the EU
  • Modernizing the judicial systems in Europe
  • Increasing collaboration and exchange between judicial systems of the Member States
  • e-CODEX at a glance
Project e-Justice Communication via Online Data EXchange
Participants Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Jersey, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, CCBE and CNUE
Duration 50 months (December 2010 – February 2015)
Costs Total cost: €24m EU contribution: €12m
Programme e-CODEX is funded through the ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)
Details Project reference: 270968

For more information you can visit the project’s website

This project was financed with the support of the Justice Programme of the European Union.