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Conference: Digital and Intelligent Europe: EU Citizens and the Challenges of New Technologies

On 1 and 2 April 2020, ERC project members Erlis Themeli and Emma van Gelder co-organized the conference ‘Digital and Intelligent Europe: EU Citizens and the Challenges of New Technologies for Civil Justice’, together with Anna van Duin and Rachel Rietveld (University of Amsterdam). The two-day conference revolved around EU citizens in their search for justice in an increasingly digitized world. Digital technologies can reduce barriers to access to justice by offering more affordable, swifter and simpler solutions. Key notes were delivered by Natali Helberger and Tania Sourdin and the three panels evolved around the topics of digital and intelligent out of court procedure, digital and intelligent justice solutions for supporting the court, and digital and intelligent courts. The conference brought together academics and practitioners from around the world and resulted in vivid discussions and a lot of food for thought. We will prepare a full conference report in the upcoming days.

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Published: March 28, 2019

Xandra Kramer and Christoph Engel (ESL; Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) presented the results of their vignette study on how laypeople navigate the maze of the law at the Workshop on Experiments at the Crossroads of Law and Economics (organised by the Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Economics) on 27 March 2019. The study aimed to investigate the relevance of legal uncertainty for the decision of laypersons to rely on the legal system as a means for seeking redress.