e-FILIT

e-FILIT

For the improved implementation of EU law and the use of information and communication technology (ICT) systems in the fields of EU judicial cooperation through interprofessional training

Implementation

The project is being implemented by EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in partnership with the Polish National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution (KSSIP), the European Union of Judicial Officers (UEHJ), the Ecole de Formation des Barreaux (EFB), the Order of Solicitors and Enforcement Agents (OSAE), and the Uniunea Nationala a Barourilor din Romania (UNBR).

Description of the project

The two-year eFILIT project, scheduled from 8 January 2024 to 7 January 2026, employs a blended learning approach to strengthen the application of EU legislative instruments in civil, commercial, and family law. It emphasises the significance of digital tools, encourages dialogue among legal professionals from diverse backgrounds, and fosters cross-border cooperation in civil proceedings across Europe.

The project will support bailiffs, judicial officers, lawyers and judges in the development of their knowledge and the acquisition of new skills through:

  • 6 e-Learning modules on EU judicial cooperation instruments
  • 2 two-days presential tutorial on Legal English, including ICT vocabulary
  • 3 one-and-a half days online training of trainers’ seminars on recent developments regarding EU judicial cooperation instruments
  • 6 one-and-a half days presential inter-professional conferences
  • 1 half day final conference

Training activities details

The project includes:

The two two-day tutorials on English Legal Terminology on EU judicial cooperation in civil, commercial and family matters are designed to be of practical use to bailiffs, judicial officers, lawyers and judges who will have the opportunity to practise their writing skills in a variety of contexts, but also improve their vocabulary on Legal English in the context of cross-border cases.

The tutorials will employ the following methodology:

  • One 2 days tutorial on Legal English composed of small lectures to introduce vocabulary, expressions and understanding of EU law instruments, and role play exercises to enable the participants to interact with each other.

Luxembourg, 19 – 20 March 2024

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Register before 23 February 2024

  • One Fast-track English 2-day tutorial with concise content on important issues related to the application of EU Law instruments and ICT /digital vocabulary used in EU digital justice texts.

Luxembourg, 29 – 30 January 2025

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Register before 22 November 2024

The three one-and-a-half-day online train-the-trainer seminars will have a three-tiered approach: first, to present the main regulatory solutions and focus points of the given EU judicial cooperation instruments, second to embed this in practical exercises and group work, and thirdly to raise awareness of the available digital tools.

The seminars will be organised around the following themes:

  • Seminar 1: EU judicial cooperation in civil matters + available EU-level digital tools
    Main regulatory solutions of EU cross-border debt recovery instruments and how to work with them: European order for payment procedure European Small Claims Procedure and European Account Preservation Order. How to fill out online forms and how to use relevant digital platforms.

16 – 17 April 2024

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Register before 23 February 2024

  • Seminar 2: EU judicial cooperation in commercial matters + available EU-level digital tools
    Main regulatory solutions of EU cross-border civil and commercial cases regarding jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement, service of documents and taking of evidence. How to fill out online forms and how to use relevant digital platforms.

14 – 15 May 2024

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Register before 12 April 2024

  • Seminar 3: EU judicial cooperation in family matters + available EU-level digital tools
    Main regulatory solutions of EU cross border parental responsibility. Child abduction and maintenance cases regarding jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions and applicable law. How to fill out online forms and how to use relevant digital platforms.

25 – 26 March 2025

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Register before 24 January 2025

The six inter-professional presential conferences will address the main EU judicial cooperation instruments in the field of civil, commercial and family matters and will particularly seek to discuss recent case law developments both at the level of the Court of Justice of the European Union and at the national level as well.

The conferences will be organised around the following themes:

  • Conference 1: Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters in the European Union
    Recent developments in national and European level application and available digital tools. Latest case law in relation to the jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters – the notion of “civil and commercial matters” under the Brux I-bis Regulation – lis pendens – choice of court agreements. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions.

Stockholm, 9 – 10 July 2024

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Register before 10 May 2024

  • Conference 2: Monetary claims and securing assets
    Recent developments in national and European level application and available digital tools. Latest case law in relation to concept of ‘parties’, concept of ‘unsuccessful party’, issue of an order for payment together with the application for the order, no translation of the application for the order, application of national law for procedural issues not specifically dealt with in that regulation, review procedure. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions.

Lisbon, 1 – 2 October 2024

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Register before 9 August 2024

  • Conference 3: Service of documents and taking of evidence in cross-border civil and commercial cases
    Recent developments in national and European level application and available digital tools. Latest case law in relation to service of documents and taking of evidence receipt of the document initiating proceedings – service of that order on the person concerned solely by way of a person compulsorily appointed to accept service – private operator providing the service of formally serving court or administrative authority documents – failure to provide a translation of the document – no indication of the address of the institution to which a notice may be addressed – cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil and commercial matters. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions.

Paris,  10 – 11 December 2024

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Register before 11 October 2024

  • Conference 4: Cross-border parental responsibility cases
    Recent developments in national and European level application and available digital tools. Latest case law in relation to habitual residence of the child, the notion of ‘parental responsibility’, the child’s right to be heard. limiting parental responsibility and placement of the child, recognition and enforcement. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions.

Bucharest, 6 -7 May 2025

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Register before 7 March 2025

  • Conference 5: Cross-border child abduction
    Recent developments in national and European level application and available digital tools. Latest case law in relation to habitual residence of the child, taking the return decision, taking the decision not to return, enforcement. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions.

Warsaw, 1 – 2 July 2025

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Register before 2 May 2025

  • Conference 6: Cross-border maintenance claims
    Latest case law in relation to jurisdiction forum shopping and cessio legis, the cascade rules in practice, rules favouring certain creditors, adjustment of maintenance orders recognition and enforcement. Exchange of views on how to best use the online forms, videoconferencing facilities and other digital tools available coupled with corresponding national digital solutions

Luxembourg, 30 September – 1 October 2025

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Register before 25 July 2025

  • 1/2 Day final conference
    Wrapping up closing event highlighting the major themes covered, summarising key outcomes and presenting the realised deliverables

Luxembourg, 1 October 2025

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Register before 25 July 2025

The e-Learning modules serve to provide initial training or a refresher for those who have no prior knowledge of the given EU judicial cooperation instruments. They will get participants ready for subsequent activities offering a more advanced level of training and will be available throughout the timespan of the project. eLearning modules will build on and complement the eLearning modules developed under the previous FILIT and CrossBFamilyMatters EU-funded projects.

The e-Learning modules will consist of a concept video, animated voiceover presentations, case studies with assignments, quizzes and polls as well as additional reading in English. The e-Learning modules will be shared on EIPA’s Learning Management System (Moodle) and made available for consultation per the request of legal professionals represented by the consortium.

Register before the end of March 2024

Module 1Which court has jurisdiction and how to enforce judgments in civil and commercial cases?

Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels I Recast)

Module 2Monetary claims and securing assets

Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating a European order for payment procedure Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters

Module 3How to take evidence in cross-border civil and commercial cases?

Regulation (EU) 2020/1783 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (taking of evidence) (recast)

Module 4Service of documents and transmission of legal documents in in civil and commercial cases?

Regulation (EU) 2020/1784 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents) (recast) – complementing the eLearning module created under the FILIT EU-funded project

Module 5Cross-border parental responsibility cases and child abduction

Regulation (EU) 2019/1111 on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (Brussels IIa Recast) – complementing the eLearning module created under the CrossBFamilyMatters EU funded project

Module 6Cross-border maintenance claims

Regulation (EC) 4/2009 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations – complementing the eLearning module created under the FILIT and CrossBFamilyMatters EU-funded projects.

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This project is co-funded
by the European Union

Contact

EIPA Luxembourg
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers

Christiane Lamesch
Mail: c.lamesch@eipa.eu

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