The European Expertise and Expert Institute

The European Expertise and Expert Institute (EEEI) is a think tank created by the European Commission in November 2006, with its headquarters in France. The EEEI currently comprises more than 200 members, based on regional organizations from 14 member States of the European Union.

The non-profit organizationÔÇÖs main goals are those of facilitating, building up and harmonizing an European Union expertise area and providing a database of documents from across the European Justice systems. The Institute publishes a monthly newsletter dedicated to its members.

The EEEI is comprised of Courts (49%), bars (26%), expert associations (18%) and universities (7%). A number of five institutions (two courts, two bars, one university) from Romania are also part of the Institute, which is led by an Executive Committee comprised of 6 to 30 members, elected by the Assembly of members.

Beside the Executive Committee, the structure of the EEEI comprises: an Admissions Committee, an Orientation Committee, a Scientific Committee and Working Groups.

The Admissions Committee is in charge of examining new memberships and applications to participate in the various committees. It gives its opinion prior to decisions by the associationÔÇÖs statutory bodies and has a right of veto.

The Orientation Committee, comprising Active Institutional Members and Institutional Members, submits to the Executive CommitteeÔÇÖs approval the fundamental internal and external strategies for the InstituteÔÇÖs operating procedures and is led by a President, Alain NUEE, Honorary First President of the Appeal Court of Versailles, two Vice-presidents, and a General secretary.

RomaniaÔÇÖs representatives within the Orientation Committee are:

  • The ROMANIA High Court of Cassation and Justice
  • The Court of Appeal of BRA╚śOV
  • The Bar of BRA╚śOV
  • The University of TRANSYLVANIA

 

The Scientific Committee is an open structure hosted by a leading figure in each field of competence, and key guest figures, leading the policy as regards university research projects.

From July 2010 to June 2012 the EEEI ran Project EUREXPERTISE, with the purpose of issuing recommendations on harmonizing the rules of legal expertise and the status of Court experts in the European Union.

EGLE (European Guide for Legal Expertise) is another project of the EEEI, with more than 30 meetings around the EU and more than 100 people (magistrates, lawyers, experts, academics) involved in the preparatory work. The Egle Consensus conference is going to take place on Friday 29th May 2015 in the Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, in Rome.

In October 2014, Bruylant published a book on Civil legal expertise in EU, titled ÔÇŁExpertise de justice: Quel avenir en Europe?ÔÇŁ. The book was co-authored by ten European authors under the direction of Ms. Patricia Grandjean, President of Tribunal de grande instance de Quimper.

The Working Groups (or Commissions) of the EEEI are the Organising Commission and Statutory Evolution, the Research Commission, the Website Commission, the Commission for Expansion, the Financial Commission and the Communications Commission.

Discover the European Expertise and Expert Institute at http://www.experts-institute.eu/.

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