Launch of e-Country Profiles project

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the e-Country Profiles project, a new EU-funded project coordinated by the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The project will result in the development or modernisation of online Country Profiles for a number of key HCCH Conventions:

  • 1965 Service Convention
  • 1970 Evidence Convention
  • 1980 Child Abduction Convention
  • 1993 Adoption Convention
  • 1996 Child Protection Convention
  • 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
  • 2007 Child Support Convention

The project’s aim is to enable the authorities concerned to complete the Country Profiles for these Conventions online, in order to facilitate access to legal and practical information by public authorities, legal practitioners and other interested parties. It is anticipated that a first set of e-Country Profiles will be available towards the end of 2024.

The majority of the project’s budget will be provided by the European Union through an EU Action Grant, following a successful request for funding submitted in March 2022. The remaining 10% of the project’s budget will be covered through voluntary contributions from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the European Bailiffs’ Foundation (EUBF).

The Permanent Bureau looks forward to working with the Members of the HCCH on the implementation of this project. For further information, please consult Prel. Doc. No 11 of December 2022.   

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