e-CODEX will develop building blocks that can be used in Б or between Member States to support cross-border operation of processes in the justice field. Solutions will be developed in different areas ranging from safe transportation, to identity and document standards andwill be used in several different. The developed solutions will enable a safe environment for all kinds of different user-groups to access a wide range of legal services across Europe. e-Delivery The e-Delivery component is at the center of the e-CODEX project and is responsible for transporting information securely between the member states.
The system includes the gateways for every participating country and a basic framework for the national connector. The connector will then be customized by every participant to fit their needs. e-Signature The e-Signature component will be part of the national connector and will help to sign documents and generate the trust-ok token. It will also check the validity of incoming signed documents and thus help to keep the cross-border transmission of documents secure.
e-Payment The e-Payment building block will help to support the national e-Payment solutions in each participating member state. Through detailed information on the e-Justice Portal participants will be able to easily pay the corresponding court fees in the member state where they wish to file their case. e-ID In the future it will be possible for EU citizens and professionals to access the e-Justice portal by authenticating themselves through the use of their national ID cards. A role authentication system for lawyers called БFind a lawyer 2Б is being considered to be connected to e-CODEX sometime in the future as the system is still under development.
e-Document The e-Document building block deals with document conversion and semantics. Documents need to be converted to conform to national standards. The document conversion is done through the use of schemas and mapping. The XML data accompanying the documents will be automatically converted to fit the national case management system.
This conversion will again take place on the way back to transform data to the EU standard. This makes it possible for national systems to stay independent and still participate in the cross-border exchange of data. All of this will also take place in the national connector.