Workshops are organised by the policy departments and enable members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a committee meeting.
On 17 June 2015 the Committee on Legal Affairs held a Workshop on Civil Judicial Experts in the EU. Despite the emergence of judicial cooperation in civil matters making it easier to handle cross border litigation, national rules governing judicial technical expertise vary considerably within the EU.
Practical and legal problems can arise when experts are called to conduct their expertise differently according to their Member State's legislation, including problems relating to procedural aspects. The question of the approximation of the rules on judicial exerts and the relevance of other solutions such as the introduction of an EU list of judicial experts or the creation of a specific status of expert generally recognised in the EU is therefore raised.
Against this background, the workshop brought together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts, practitioners and academics with a view to discussing about the differences between national rules on judicial technical expertise, the difficulties in cross-border situations and possible ways of addressing them.
Location : ASP 1G2