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Public Consultation on the European Small Claims Procedure

Date: 10/06/2013

Policy field(s)

  • Civil Justice

Who can reply to this consultation?

All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to contribute to this consultation 

Period of consultation

From 19 March until 10 June 2013

Purpose of the consultation

The Commission evaluates the practical application of Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure and assesses what improvements are needed to enhance its attractiveness as a means of resolution of cross-border disputes.

This consultation gives interested parties the opportunity to present their views on the practical operation of the European Small Claims Procedure and on its future. Your answers to this consultation will help the Commission to determine whether and how the existing legal instrument should be improved, simplified and modernised.

How to submit your contribution

This consultation can be filled out online; you also have the possibility to upload a document with comments at the end of the questionnaire. Alternatively replies can be submitted electronically to the address indicated below. It is not necessary to answer all questions (with the exception of the background information). All contributions will be published on the website of the European Commission, provided that respondents clearly identify themselves. Please read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document

Access the consultation questionnaire on Your Voice.

Questionnairepdf(43 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Reference document

  •  Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure

Contact details

Responsible service:  DG Justice, Unit A1 – Civil Justice Policy


Postal address:  European Commission, Directorate-general Justice
Unit A 1 Civil Justice Policy - Secretariat
Rue Montoyer 59, 2/74   1049 BRUSSELS, Belgium

Data Protection Disclaimer

Incoming contributions will be published on the Commission website. It is possible to request that submissions remain confidential. In this case, contributors should expressly state in their submission that they oppose publication.

For further information on privacy rulings for this public consultation see the following Specific Privacy Statementpdf(20 kB) Choose translations of the previous link .

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