N°3 / June 2021

The EFFORTS Project in brief

Embracing a practice driven approach, a consortium of experts in international procedural law will analyse the existing legislation and case-law of the 7 targeted Member States (Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg), promote the exchange of practices among operators (at 7 seminars) and collect good practices, with regards to the interaction of EU Regulations on circulation of judicial decisions and national legislation.

The consortium will: pursue clarity by means of 7 Practice Guides on cross-border recovery of claims in the targeted Member States – contribute to the improvement of existing EU and national legislation by drafting Policy recommendations for national and EU policymakers – setting up the EFFORTS Network and a Working Group on the digitalization of enforcement procedures.

Entities that support the Project include: Italian Ministry of Justice, Croatian Ministry of Justice, Lithuanian Ministry of Justice, Lithuanian Chambers of Judicial O cers, EuroCollectNet Lawyers – International Debt Recovery Association, German Federal Bar Association, Milan Bar Association, Working group for international commercial law of the German Lawyer Association, Law – Made in Germany initiative of the German Lawyer Association, IBA Litigation Committee, Italian Association for Family Lawyers

News on international and comparative civil procedural law

1. Summer school on Transnational Litigation: Current Issues In Civil And Commercial Matters

When: 19-23 July 2021

Who: The School of Law of the University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus

Where: Ravenna, blended

2. Conference on Third-Party Funding and E-Justice in International Dispute Resolution

When: 20 July 2021

Who: Jean Monnet Module, Università degli Studi di Milano

Where: Free-of-charge Live Webinar upon registration

3. Briefing paper on the Computerised system for communication in cross-border judicial proceedings (e-CODEX)

On 14 June 2021, the European Parliamentary Research Service published a briefing (author Rafał Mańko) on the Proposal for a Regulation on a computerised system for communication in cross-border civil and criminal proceedings (e-CODEX system) of 2 December 2020.


For more information about the e-Codex: https://www.e-codex.eu/about

4. Publications

  • M.ª V. Cuartero Rubio, Cooperación judicial civil en la Unión Europea y tutela en origen de derechos fundamentales, Cizur Menor (Navarra), Thomson Reuters/Aranzadi, 2020
    Link to the website
  • Van Den Eeckhout, ‘Europees recht en nationaal procesrecht. Enkele beschouwingen naar aanleiding van recente rechtspraak van het Europees Hof van Justitie inzake grensoverschrijdende inning van schuldvorderingen in de EU’, Tijdschrift voor Internationaal Privaatrecht, 2020, issue 4, 49-68
    Open access

5. Online dispute resolution in civil and administrative court proceedings: new guidelines by the Council of Europe

On 16 June 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted guidelines for the 47 member states to help them improve the functioning of their online dispute resolution mechanisms (ODR) in civil and administrative court proceedings.


6. Reviews