Calls for proposals. Action grants to support national and transnational projects to foster judicial cooperation in civil matters

Nikola Benin

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Topic Description

Scope:

Priorities and activities to be funded

1. Priorities

The aim of this call is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of the acquis relating to judicial cooperation in civil matters.

The priorities for 2016 are:

1. to contribute to the correct implementation and to improve the application of the following instruments:

Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters,

– family law instruments, because of the importance of the subjects dealt with for the daily life of EU citizens, and , where applicable, for the protection of unaccompanied, separated and displaced children as part of the priority actions under the European Agenda on Migration (protecting children in migration http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/proposal-implementation-package/docs/managing_the_refugee_crisis_state_of_play_20160210_en.pdf) notably:

  • Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession,
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000,
  • Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children,
  • Council Regulation (EU) No 1259/2010 of 20 December 2010 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation,

– the insolvency regulation for its impact on economic recovery (Regulation (EU) No 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings (recast)),

– the European Account Preservation Order (Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters),

2. raising awareness on:

– Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure,

– Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating an European order for payment procedure,

– Regulation (EC) No 805/2004 creating a European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims.

2. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic

This call will cover the following activities:

  • analytical activities, such as data collection, surveys, research activities, etc;
  • mutual learning, identifying and exchange of best practices, development of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries;
  • exchange and provision of information and development of information tools;
  • capacity building for professionals;
  • facilitating cooperation between competent authorities and agencies, legal practitioners and/or service providers (including multi-disciplinary networks at international, national, regional or local levels);
  • dissemination and awareness raising activities.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/topics/just-jcoo-civi-ag-2016.html

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