ELI Project Kick-Off Webinar: Digitalisation of Civil Justice Systems in Europe


The ELI project on Digitalisation of Civil Justice Systems in Europe will hold a kick-off webinar, on 21 June 2023 from 12:30–14:00 CET, aimed at presenting the project.

Register here.

In February 2023, the ELI Council adopted the ELI project on Digitalisation of Civil Justice Systems in Europe.  In the past decade governments have invested in digitalising justice, but the level of digitalisation differs from country to country and within the EU. The primary purpose of this new ELI project therefore is to develop a set of principles, deriving fundamental rights from Article 6(1) ECHR and Article 47 of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, providing an overarching framework for improving the use of digital technology in the judiciary.

At the Kick-Off Webinar, the Reporters of the ELI project will outline their project, the context out of which it arose and the utility of the proposed outcome. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Pascal Pichonnaz, Chair; ELI President; Professor, University of Fribourg
  • Masood Ahmed, Associate Reporter, Associate Professor, University of Leicester
  • Lorena Bachmaier-Winter, Professor, Complutense University, MCC Chair
  • Francesco Depasquale, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
  • Xandra Kramer, Associate Reporter, Professor, Erasmus School of Law and Utrecht University
  • Jiří Novák, Associate Reporter, Practicing Lawyer, Chair of the IT Law Committee, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
  • Dory Reiling, Lead Reporter, IT and Judicial Reform Expert, Retired Senior Judge of the Amsterdam District Court