In a Europe without borders, cross-border judicial cooperation is crucial to enable and stimulate the mobility of citizens and businesses. In an increasingly digital society, such judicial cooperation relies on e-Justice to facilitate the interaction between different national and European actors in legal procedures. At a time when the physical barriers between countries in the European Union have been removed, the digital era poses new cross-border challenges: Challenges related to different standards, different protocols, the cross-border recognition of identities, mandates, electronic signatures, and so forth.
The goal of the e-CODEX project 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. The use of ICT makes judicial procedures more transparent, efficient and economic. At the same time, it helps citizens, companies, administrations and legal practitioners to get facilitated access to justice.
e-CODEX is developing technical solutions that can be used in or between Member States and other countries also to support cross-border operation of processes in the field of justice. Through e-CODEX, the participants are jointly developing interoperable building blocks and implementing them in real life settings through piloting work.