Project Consortium

This project was awarded by DG Justice to a consortium composed of two lawyers’ organisations working at EU level, the European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

The two organisations have been collaborating for many years on European e-Justice, in projects such as Find-A-Lawyer, the development of the European Training Platform or as partners in the e-CODEX family of projects.

The organisation coordinating the action (ELF) has been involved in various EU-funded e-Justice projects since its establishment in 2014, either as coordinator or beneficiary.

The CCBE, as the only organisation representing all lawyers in Europe through its member Bars and Law Societies, offers an unmatchable position to deal with the issues deal with by this project, where the inputs from Bar and Law Society representatives are a key element, and where the previous work of the CCBE in this area is crucial.

European Lawyers Foundation

ELF is a foundation (“stichting”) established in 2014 in the Hague, which is registered in the Netherlands as a public benefit organisation (ANBI – Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). Pursuing its mission, ELF implements two kinds of projects: EU based projects, and projects implemented outside the EU. At European level, ELF works in three areas: training of lawyers, e-Justice projects, and research on EU law and legal practice. The projects implemented outside the EU fall within one of the following categories: rule of law (and human rights), international trade in legal services, and Bar issues.

Meet our core project team

The work carried out in this project has been executed mainly by a core team composed of:

Alonso Hernández-Pinzón García 

Péter Homoki 

Simone Cuomo

Stéphanie Alves  

Project Coordinator

Technical Expert

Secretary General of the CCBE

CCBE's Legal Advisor

Martin Sacleux 

Thierry Wickers

Christian Lemke

Jiri Novak

CCBE's Legal Advisor

Chair of the CCBE’s Committee on the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services, France

Vice- chair of the CCBE’s Committee on the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services, Germany

Chair of the CCBE’s IT Law Committee, Czech Republic

Carla Secchieri

Britta Kynast

Iain Mitchell QC

Vice-chair of the CCBE’s IT Law Committee, Italy

Expert, Austrian Bar

Vice-chair of the CCBE’s Surveillance Working Group, Scotland


The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) is recognised as the voice of the European legal profession representing, through its members, more than 1 million European lawyers. CCBE's members ar the bars and law societies of 45 countries from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and wider Europe. The regulation of the profession, the defence of the rule of law, human rights and democratic values are the most important missions of the CCBE. Areas of special concern include the right of access to justice, the digitisation of justice processes and the promotion and defence of the core values of the profession.