From January 2012 until January 2014, the Ministry of Justice of Romania, the École Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM - France) and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference worked together on the project "Enhancing judicial international co-operation in matters relating to maintenance obligations" (JUST/2010/JCIV/AG/0026), in the context of the European Union "Civil Justice" Programme.
The project, completed on 14 January 2014 and presented to the European Judicial Network Annual Meeting of Contact Points (Brussels, 28-29 January 2014), resulted in the development of:
a) a Practical Handbook for Competent Authorities on the 2009 EU Maintenance Regulation, the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention and its Protocol, available in English, French and Romanian;
b) a two-and-a-half day training module on the three instruments, including hypothetical cases (delivered nine times to more than 160 judges and members of 14 Central Authorities across Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain); and
c) three information leaflets to raise public awareness on the international recovery of child support, available in English, French and Romanian.