Why is it there?
What does it do?
SimpliVi (Simplifying Cross-Border Judicial Videoconferencing in Europe) is an EU-funded project with the aim of improving cross-border judicial videoconferencing. To achieve this goal the project partners from Austria, Greece, Poland, Germany, Spain and Portugal will analyse the current situation of cross-border judicial videoconferencing, develop recommendations and provide best practise examples from a technical, organisational and legal perspective. Furthermore the project partners will develop an e-CODEX (www.e-codex.eu) implementation to support the workflow of the setup of a cross-border judicial videoconference.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown the increased need for digitalisation, especially for online meetings, but it has also significantly increased the knowledge and experience about videoconferencing. The pandemic has also boosted new solutions from technical organisational and legal aspects.
Furthermore, the “Regulation for the digitalisation of judicial cooperation” will establish a legal basis for cross-border videoconferencing.
But still, setting up a cross-border, judicial videoconference is perceived as a cumbersome process. The SimpliVi project therefore aims at simplifying this process, by:
Providing hands-on recommendations and best practises
Drafting a standard workflow for the setup of a cross-border videoconference, including standardised forms
Supporting this workflow with an e-CODEX implementation
Drafting recommendations for the European Court Database for additional attributes for cross-border videoconferences
Promotion of project results to increase their adoption in national judicial administration organisations