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International Projects

The IGFEJ ensures international representation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in conjunction with the remaining services and public bodies of the Ministry of Justice.


The IGFEJ ensures technological developments in the following projects for e-Justice in the European Union (EU):

  • Interconnected insolvency registers

Aims to improve the information that is available to creditors and courts and to prevent the opening of parallel insolvency cases, through the creation of electronic records with information relative to cross-border insolvency cases, and which are published in the European e-Justice Portal and interconnected with the systems of other Member States.

  • Business Registry Information Systems (BRIS)

Aims to provide access to information about the companies in a cross-border context through a European electronic access point to registers, data bases and other services, including the interconnection between central, commercial and companies’ registers.

  • European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)

Aims to consolidate the databases of jurisprudence of the DGSI of the Supreme Court of Justice and of the Court of Appeals in a single database, published in the European e-Justice Portal, allowing to improve search facilities for case law.

  • Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Aims to create a unique code used internationally for financial transactions by legal entities.

  • European Car And Driving License Information System (EUCARIS)

Aims to implement a system of data exchange regarding vehicle registrations between the different national registration authorities of the member states, national authorities or between authorities responsible for prevention and investigation of traffic-related infractions.

  • Court Data Base

Aims to facilitate access to courts and extrajudicial proceedings in cross-border situations, by updating information related to Portuguese Courts in the European e-Justice Portal.

  • Small claims

Aims to facilitate access to the European cross-border procedure for actions of smaller amounts, reducing costs and duration. The claim form is made available by the competent jurisdictional organs on relevant websites and, ideally, through the link to the European e-Justice Portal.

  • I-support

Aims to develop an electronic case management and secure communication system for the cross-border recovery of maintenance obligations.

  • Electronic Identification and Authentication Services (E-IDAS)

Aims to determine the guidelines, according to each Member State’s situation, and identify good practices for streamlining cross-border electronic communication, under e-Justice.

  • Video conference

Aims to collect cross-border evidence in civil and criminal matters, responsible for the creation of guides and practices on the use of the video conference.

  • E-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange (E-CODEX)

Aims to improve the access by citizens and businesses within the EU to cross-border justice.

  • Electronic Simple European Networked Services (E-SENS)

Aims to provide generic and reusable solutions which promote th electronic interactions of citizens and companies with public services across the EU, consolidating, improving, and amplifying the current developments related to e-Gov.

  • European Informatics Data Exchange Framework For Courts And Evidence (EVIDENCE)

Aims to provide guidelines, recommendations and technical standards for the systematic and uniform application of new technologies in the collection, use and exchange of evidence in the state members.

  • E - service of documents

Aims to improve the cooperation between judicial authorities of the Member States, by implementing a fast, secure, and standardized transmission procedure for judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.

  • Multichannel communication

Aims to improve electronic communication practices in justice, within judicial cases, through the implementation of key legal concepts for using the electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market.

  • Ibero-American Portal for e-Justice

Under the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American countries (COMJIB), the IGFEJ is undertaking the review of the Ibero-American Portal for e-Justice, set up to facilitate the exchange of information and to support online services between Ibero-American states, with the development of new functionalities, which facilitate the foster of different areas in the COMJIB and the integration of information between operators (interoperability and consultation working group), until it enters into production.