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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: October 2, 2018

On 1 October 2018, Xandra Kramer moderated a meeting on the Role of the European Union in Private International Law, organised by the Austrian EU Council Presidency at the Austrian Embassy in The Hague. The speakers were Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Robert Fucik, Director of the Department for International Family Law of the Federal Ministry of Justice of Austria. The goal of this meeting was to raise awareness on the importance of private international law in the European Union. The discussion focused on the global perspective and the role of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the achievements of European Private International Law and the dialogue between the Hague Conference and the EU.