EJNita - EJN - Italian Network: building bridges

EJN - Italian network: building bridges. If we bear in mind that the European Judicial Network (EJN) is a network of national contact points, clearly each national network is a “link in the chain” which helps to make the network effective. At present, the Italian national network does not yet have an autonomous tool designed to communicate with other networks and with national users. The general objective of the project is to create a new digital tool for the Italian network to enhance the ability of the Italian national contact points to effectively perform their tasks, vis-à-vis both Italian authorities and practitioners, and members of the Network in other Member States.

The project aims to:

a) strengthen and make the national network more efficient;

b) respond to the need to increase knowledge of the instruments relating to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters in the judicial and professional arena, in order to struggle the lack of awareness and expertise of Italian judges and practitioners in the field. Increased knowledge, along with the predisposition of specific tools (such as databases and e-books) will facilitate (and speed-up) the handling of cases. The project will also provide an answer to the need of making Italian practices more accessible (in terms of knowledge) and available to foreign practitioners, for example with regard to the Italian practices in the taking of evidence. At the same time, the project will also satisfy the need of providing professionals with information on the contents of (the most relevant aspects of) foreign laws (in fields such as contract law, family law, succession law, etc.). There is also the need to increase the ties of the Italian contact points of the EJN not only with the contact points of the other members of the network, but also with Italian legal operators, in order to develop and increase the visibility of the activities of the EJN as widely as possible;
c) facilitating the use of e-justice portal

Project details

Scientific responsability: Piero Franzina

Funding source: JUST Criminal justice


Start date 1/06/2019 - end date 30/11/2021

Total cost: 377.949,68 €

EU contribution: 340.154,71 €

EU contribution to UniFe: 37.101,50 €


  • Ministero della Giustizia, Coordinator, Italy
  • Consiglio Nazionale del Notariato, Italy
  • Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, Italy
  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy