CREA Final Conference 2019
This International event aims to discuss and disseminate the introduction of the new mechanisms of dispute resolution as an assisting tool in legal procedures for lawyers, mediators and judges with the objective to reach an agreement between the parties; in some situations, it could be used directly by citizens, as well.
What is the focus of the CREA Project ?
Currently, the excessive cost and long delays in judicial proceedings have impeded proper functioning of cross-border and national civil litigations in the Member States, imposing the citizens an inordinate amount of time and cost concerning both set up and for a judgement to be rendered. Specific problems include finding a judge with the requisite competence and translating the summons and other relevant materials into a language intelligible to the addressee.
In addition to immense costs and delays of cross-border civil proceedings for the citizens, divergent interpretations of different national courts and the length of national proceedings are also serious obstacles that citizens face in resolving their cross-border civil disputes in various Member States. Despite these obstacles, the current legal systems do not adequately value the possibility of reaching an agreement of the parties, instead they always try to find the solution in legal rules often divergent compared to the wishes of the parties and in a long and debilitating conflict of comparison process.
To tackle these issues, the CREA Project initiated a deep solution-oriented analysis in finding appropriate dispute resolution mechanism through analysing the application of algorithms to settle certain national and cross-border civil matters, into the allocation of goods, or the resolution of issues, in disputes, leading the parties to a friendly solution before or during the trial comparison. Moreover, the CREA’s objective is to establish a “European common ground” of available rights, different from standard legal principles, through creating a software in which the selected harmonized procedures, applicable in all EU states, will not infringe upon or run amok of national regulations. This software is supposed to be integrated into webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr and to the E-Justice portal.
The Conference begins at 13:30 and ends at 16:40. The list of the Speakers to be updated soon.
After the conference, we are happy to invite all the participants to our “Reception drinks” at: Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000, Bruxelles from 17.00 onwards.