1st UEHJ webinar on the cross-border service of documents in the European Union


The UEHJ organized its 1st training webinar on Thursday 6 May 2021 (in French) and on Monday 10 May 2021  (in English) on the Regulations (EU) on the cross-border service of documents in the European Union.

Since 2001, the cross-border notification and service of judicial and extrajudicial documents within the European Union have been subject to complex rules which judicial officers must imperatively master. In this area, the new Regulation (EU) No 2020/1784 adopted on 25 November 2020 will be applicable on 1st July 2022.

The role of the judicial officer, already important in the Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007, was not only maintained but also reinforced by remaining the obvious intermediary between the Member States in order to serve in the best possible way a document to his/her recipient in order to preserve not only the rights of the party who wishes to proceed to a service of document but also and especially the rights of the recipient of this document.

Regulation (EU) No 2020/1784 brings various changes, in particular concerning the transmission of documents through the e-Codex platform and electronic service.

The purpose of the webinar organized by the UEHJ was to present the concrete changes brought about by the new Regulation, in the light of the practical application of the Regulation currently in force.

The webinar covered the following issues:

  • Practical application and current case law of Regulation (EU) No 1393/2007 of 13 November 2020
  • Modifications made by Regulation (EU) No 2020/1784 of 25 November 2020
  • The use of e-Codex
  • FAB3 project of a European directory of judicial officers

The recording of the webinar and the different presentations are available here: