Xandra Kramer was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for her project on Building EU civil justice: challenges of procedural innovations bridging access to justice. We have finalized the recruitment of three postdocs and two PhD researchers and the team will present itself shortly. We are currently recruiting a student assistant for the project; students at Erasmus School of Law can apply till 13 July (internal vacancy channel). The project will kick-off on 1 September 2017.
‘Building EU civil justice: challenges of procedural innovations bridging access to justice’
Access to civil justice is of paramount importance for enforcing rights of consumers and businesses and protecting fundamental rights. Key issues in the current efforts to improve access to justice at the EU and national level are digitalisation of procedures, privatisation of justice (ADR), an increased possibility of self-representation, and specialisation of courts and procedures. This ERC Consolidator project investigates how digitalisation, privatisation, self-representation, and specialisation trends influence access to justice in the selected representative Member States, and what the repercussions are for the emerging EU civil justice system. Five important jurisdictions identified for this project are Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, and the United Kingdom (England and Wales).