Project Title
Conflict Resolution with Equitative Algorithms
Project Acronym
CREA
Duration
2017-2019 (24 months)
Topic
JUST-JACC-EJU-AG-2016 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
  • Application of algorithms to the solution of 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;
  • Development of new algorithms – distinguishing available rights (droits disponibles) from national mandatory rules (loi de police) in force in the different EU Member States;
  • Development of a “European common ground” of available rights, different from standard legal principles, by developing and using algorithms that rapidly implement better settlements;
  • Development of a software in which the selected harmonized procedures, applicable in all EU states, will not infringe upon or run amok of national regulations. The software could be integrated into webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr and to the E-Justice portal.
Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries will be administrators, brokers, lawyers, judges, mediators and jurists in general.

The end-beneficiary will be the EU-citizen.

Expected Results
  • to extend the state of knowledge on the implementation of ODR
  • to raise citizens’ awareness to overcome the difficulties encountered in the ODR use procedural streamlining and simplification of the judgment leading to a faster and more effective judgment
Outputs
  • 2 Meetings: for a punctual development of the project
  • Reports: managing the project’s activities/monitoring their implementation
  • Webpage
  • Software
  • 4 Seminars
  • Final International Conference
  • Handbooks