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TOPIC : Action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects

Topic identifier: JUST-JACC-EJU-AG-2017
Publication date: 30 March 2017

Types of action: JUST-AG Justice Action Grant
Opening date:
27 April 2017
Deadline: 11 July 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Justice Programme JUST website
Pillar: Justice programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: JUST-2017
Work Programme Part: JUST-2017
Topic Updates
  • 13 July 2018 15:08

    The call results and project abstracts are published under section Topic condition.

  • 16 May 2017 18:03

    Under the e-justice topic the subcontracting shall be limited to 70% of the total eligible costs. If this threshold is exceeded in the budget estimate, the applicant shall provide justification, which shall help the Commission to assess whether the exception can be accepted.

Topic Description

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[2] 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[3] 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[4], 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

[1]Given the focus on achieving compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2015/848, applications aiming at joining the current Interconnection of National Insolvency Registers operated on the e-Justice Portal on voluntary basis are no longer considered a priority.




Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of eligible countries
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions

    2.1 Admissibility requirements are described under point 1 of part C of the Guide for applicants.

    2.2 Eligibility of the applicant and the application:

    (a) the applicants must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations.
    (b) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.

  3. Selection criteria
    Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants.
  4. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Guide for applicants
    Detailed budget template to facilitate the planning of your project
    Standard proposal template
    Model grant agreement for mono-beneficiary grants

    Model grant agreement for multi-beneficiary grants
    Legal basis indicators

  5. Additional documents:

    Justice Programme – Annual work plan 2017

    Justice Programme legal basis
    EU Financial regulation


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