Jos Hoevenaars joins Vici ‘Affordable Justice’ team

On 1 November 2023, Jos Hoevenaars re-joined Erasmus School of Law after completing a one-year research project at the Dutch Council for the Judiciary which focused on questions of effectiveness of judgments in the Dutch legal system (report available early 2024). Previously, he was part of our ERC ‘Building EU civil justice’ team, where his research focused mainly on (self)representation in court and access to justice in a cross-border context. In 2022, he was the executive project manager for a study commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security and its Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) that looked into the usefulness and necessity of a litigation fund for collective actions in the Netherlands (Dutch report available here, English book forthcoming).

The coming years he will strengthen the Vici ‘Affordable Access to Justice’ team, focusing on costs and funding of collective actions, and he will develop a new line of research in the area of strategic litigation in which he will investigate the collective and representative action field from a legal mobilisation perspective. He will also play a role in the setting up of a European Civil Justice Centre.


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Published: August 1, 2023

Between February 1 and April 30, 2023, Eduardo Silva de Freitas conducted a research residency at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European, and Regulatory Procedural Law, generously supported by NWO and Research Luxembourg. During his tenure at the institute, Eduardo delved into his research on litigation crowdfunding. Additionally, he participated in prestigious academic events, including the Comparative Procedural Law and Justice conference and the Forum on the Procedural Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, further enriching his expertise and fostering meaningful connections within the legal community.