Project Title
Small Claims Analysis Net
Project Acronym
SCAN
Duration
2017-2019 (24 months)
Topic
JUST-JCOO-AG-2017 Action grants to support national or transnational e-Justice projects
Objectives

The project aims to introduce new mechanisms of dispute resolution as a helping 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.

We believe that the new procedure has the potential to deeply change national and cross-border civil proceedings. The final goal is removing differences due to national laws among all EU countries.

Activities

The SCAN project will provide a platform on the European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP) to highlight the added value of a ESCP. This objective is supported by a number of sub-objectives:

  • To collect data concerning ESCP at the national level in cross-border contexts to determine the best practices and the related implementation problems;
  • To identify the strength and the weaknesses of the new Reg. 2015/2421;
  • To compare such best practices and find common patterns, if any;
  • To develop harmonized guidelines in order to enhance awareness among EU citizens, judges and lawyers about the added value of ESCP in the national systems involved;
  • To ensure EU-wide dissemination of the above and the related training needs.

In particular, SCAN will collect and analyse data of ESCP’s state of art in each Member State of the consortium; will provide harmonized guidelines and dissemination/awareness of the raising activities through its network at international level.

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries will be 500 Legal practitioners; 500 Academics; 50 EU policy makers and 2000 consumers by creation of a Stakeholders Network.

Expected Results
  • SCAN will extend the state of knowledge on the implementation of ESCP, will raise citizens’ awareness, will facilitate harmonized procedures in implementing the regulation and will list training needs for judges and lawyers.
Outputs
  • Meetings aimed at ensuring a correct and punctual development of the project;
  • 4 Report for managing project’s activities as well as to monitor their implementation;
  • 1 Web page to coordinate partners’ activities, to disseminate their results;
  • 4 Seminars and Final International Conference;
  • 1 E-Book.