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European e-Justice Portal

This is a CEF funded Sector Specific Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). It deploys complex trans-European digital services based upon mature technical and organisational solutions in diverse areas.

The dematerialisation of legal procedures and the use of electronic means in the communication among all those involved in judicial activities are becoming more and more important for the efficient functioning of the judiciary in the Member States. The Member States and the European institutions are committed to building the European e-Justice system.

What is European e-Justice Portal about?

The European e-Justice Portal is a key element in the architecture of the European e-Justice system. The Portal is conceived as a one-stop-shop in the area of justice and, as such, operates as a decentralised platform for e-Justice services. To ensure its interactive services provide broad coverage, the Portal depends on Member States (or other national organisations) connecting to it.

E-Justice services include, for instance:

  • The Interconnection of Insolvency Registers, that provides timely information to creditors and courts and helps prevent the opening of parallel insolvency proceedings.
  • Find a Lawyer and its sibling project Find a Notary, that allow citizens and legal practitioners to easily locate a lawyer or a notary speaking their language throughout the EU.

The Digital Service Infrastructure was established to grow the coverage of the European e-Justice Portal's services by helping more Member States connect to it.

The European e-Justice Portal has been available for use since 2010.

What is the Policy Context?

The Portal continues to be developed by the European Commission together with the Member States in accordance with the Strategy on European e-Justice 2014-2018 and the Multiannual European e-Justice Action Plan 2014-2018.

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What's in it for me?

Are you a citizen, a private company or a legal practitioner?

You will benefit from an increasing number of data and service providers connected to each of the European e-Justice Portal and the value of the services offered will grow proportionally to the extra coverage.

Building block reuse

The European e-Justice Portal is using the eID and eTranslation building blocks, and has committed to reuse the eDelivery and eSignature building blocks.


Offer digital services capable of electronically identifying users from all across Europe.


Enable multilingual public services and communication.


Exchange data and documents securely and reliably.


Create and verify electronic signatures in line with European standards.