e-CODEX (e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange) is a large-scale-project in the area of e-Justice funded by the European Commission. The goal of the e-CODEX project is to improve the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the EU. The project was launched in December 2010. Currently 24 states are involved. Austria is involved as a project partner through the Federal Ministry of Justice.

e-CODEX is a functionality which provides an easier (digital) way to exchange legal information between EU-countries. No more bureaucratic paperwork no matter the differences between the EU countries.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the EU legal framework and the e-Justice action plan, in due respect of subsidiarity. All Member States work together towards a more effective judicial system in Europe. To improve the efficiency of the processing of the increasing number of cross-border proceedings, especially in civil, criminal and commercial matters is another point in the agenda.
In summary the e-CODEX project is contributing to a safer environment for EU citizens, modernizing and increasing collaboration between the European judicial systems and providing easy and secure access to legal information.

In a few words: Enabling access to justice systems across Europe.

Participants Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Jersey, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, CCBE and CNUE