Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law European Union


International Workshop

Monday, 26 February 2018

“Setting Up a Case Law Database”


On Monday 26 February, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg will host a workshop about the organisation of databases on European civil procedural law, and more especially about the creation of a database on cross-border enforcement claims. The workshop will bring together experts from the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as potential users. Together, they will discuss the possible avenues in the content and design of the future database.

The workshop is organised in the framework of the IC2BE research project "Informed Choices in Cross-Border Enforcement". Funded by the Justice Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission, the project aims to assess the working in practice of the “second generation” of EU regulations on procedural law for cross-border cases, i.e. the European Enforcement Order, Order for Payment, Small Claims (as amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/2421) and the Account Preservation Order Regulations. As a result, it is intended to create a database of national case law. The project is carried out by a European consortium (the MPI Luxembourg and the universities of Antwerp, Complutense, Milan, Rotterdam, and Wroclaw) and is coordinated by Prof. Jan von Hein, Freiburg. 

Closed event.


09.15 Registration & Welcome Coffee
09.30 The workshop in context: Introduction to the project IC2BE
09.45 Background: Databases as outcomes of research projects
  • EUPILLAR - Jan von Hein (Freiburg University)
  • EuFam’s - Ilaria Viarengo (University of Milano)
  • Lynxlex - Marie Élodie Ancel (University of Paris-Est Crétail)
10.45 Coffee break
11.00 The experts' input
  • Alexander Ivantchev (Head of Sector "e-Justice Policy and Grants Management", Unit B4 of DG Justice and Consumers of the European Commission)
  • Sabine Hackspiel (Director of the Research and Documentation Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union)
  • Wolfgang Rosch (Head of Unit A, Research and Documentation Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union)
  • Maria Westermann (Head of Unit, Directorate C – Dissemination and Reuse. C.4 – Documentary Management and Metadata)
  • Stefano Palermiti (Head of the HUDOC Unit, Case-Law Information and Publications Division, European Court of Human Rights)
  • Pedro Félix Alvarez de Benito (Senior Judge, Head of Department, International Relations Department, Consejo General del Poder Judicial, Spain)
  • Ignacio Vicuña Nicolás (Director del Centro de Documentación Judicial, Consejo General del Poder Judicial, Spain)
  • Helmut Klein (Leiter Content-Produktion, Juris GmbH, Germany)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Q&A Session
14.30 The E-Codex project
  • Marco Velicogna (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto di Ricerche sui Sistemi Giudiziari)
15.00 End of the workshop