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Action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects - JUST-JACC-EJU-AG-2017
Deadline: Jul 11, 2017  

 Justice Programme
 Human Rights



1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

The objective is to contribute to achieving the objectives of the European e-Justice Strategy 2014-2018. It will support the implementation of e-Justice projects at European and national level, insofar that they have a European dimension.

The first priority will be given to support of the implementation of a platform for Mutual Legal Assistance requests regarding e-evidence, in line with the Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on improving criminal justice in cyberspace, adopted on 9 June 2016.

Secondary priorities concern project applications aiming at joining or enhancing existing or ongoing e-Justice portal projects, in particular:

  • Interconnection of National Insolvency Registers (IRI)[1];
  • Find a Lawyer (FAL);
  • Find a Notary (FAN);
  • Find a Bailiff (FAB);
  • Implementation of the European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) in case law repositories and interconnection with the e-Justice Portal;
  • Land Registers Interconnection (LRI);
  • European Court Database;
  • Other e-Justice portal projects related to development of the relevant EU policies, such as victims' rights, rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings, and projects which are in advanced stage of development or already live on the Portal at the moment when the call is published.

In addition, the Consumer Law Database, an e-Justice project being developed in 2016-2017, will receive funding for content update from the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.

Transnational projects will receive a higher priority than national ones. Other projects which support the implementation of the e-Justice Strategy 2014-2018[1] and its Action Plan will not be excluded, subject to available budget. Applications related to projects having an A-priority under the Council e-Justice Action Plan[1] will be given priority over those having a B-priority.

1.2. Description of the activities

Project activities under this call would in principle include analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work, IT software development, quality assurance and related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems, as well as the expansion and adaptation of existing national and transnational solutions towards addressing the objectives of the call. In addition, activities related to hosting, deployment, configuration and operational support can also be considered for funding as appropriate.

Where relevant, the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation, and particularly the use of CEF Digital Building Blocks[1], should be given preference over competing or new approaches.

Activities relating to project management, content preparation, editorial work, communication, promotion and dissemination are also eligible for funding.

1.3. Expected results

  • implementation of a platform for Mutual Legal Assistance requests regarding e-evidence;
  • improved participation with the aim of achieving full EU coverage concerning all voluntary e-Justice interconnection projects – Find a lawyer, Find a notary, ECLI, LRI, etc.;
  • reduced risks and possibility to allow Member States to achieve early compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings;
  • possibility to launch potentially innovative projects and best practices concerning access to and the administration of justice at a national and in a cross-border context;
  • improved awareness of on-going and future e-Justice activities

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