Completion of an EU partnership project between Romania, ENM and the Hague Conference on the International Recovery of Maintenance

30 enero 2014

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.

The Hague Conference Permanent Bureau Team and Viviana Onaca, Director, Department for International Law and Judicial Cooperation, Ministry of Justice of Romania, providing training at the Bucharest 13-14 January 2014 Final Conference of the project (from left to right: Juliane Hirsch, Consultant to the Permanent Bureau, Maja Groff, Senior Legal Officer, Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, and Viviana Onaca).