Projects

CrossJustice

Project duration: 1.09.2019–1.09.2021

Project website: https://site.unibo.it/cross-justice/it

Partners:

  • University of Bologna, Italy (coordinator)
  • APIS Europe JSC, Bulgaria
  • University of Turin, Italy
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • European University Institute, Italy
  • University of Wrocław, Poland
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia

CrossJustice

Knowledge, Advisory and Capacity Building Information tool for Criminal Procedural Rights in Judicial Cooperation

CrossJustice project is co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme and is implemented by APIS in partnership with 6 European academic institutions. The aim of the initiative is to improve the protection of the fundamental rights of persons accused or suspected of a crime by providing up-to-date legal information and expert advice.

APIS contributes to the project by developing an online platform that provides information on both EU legislation and case law, as well as national legislation and national implementation measures adopted by Member States to transpose EU directives.

In addition, the system provides assistance in resolving cases concerning the rights of individuals in criminal proceedings.

SMEDATA

Project duration: 1.12.2018–30.11.2020

Project website: https://smedata.eu

Partners:

  • Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria (coordinator)
  • Italian Data Protection Authority
  • APIS Europe JSC, Bulgaria
  • The Union of Bulgarian Jurists
  • Ernst and Young Bulgaria
  • Roma Tre University, Italy
  • The European Women Lawyers Association – Bulgaria

SMEDATA

Ensuring the Highest Degree of Privacy and Personal Data Protection through Innovative Tools for SMEs and Citizens

SMEDATA project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme in partnership with the Bulgarian and the Italian Data Protection Authority. The main objective of the project is to support the effective implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by organising a series of awareness-raising events and training seminars, as well as by developing a self-assessment tool and a mobile application.

APIS's involvement in the project focuses on developing the innovative „GDPR in your pocket“ mobile application, designed to give citizens and businesses easy and instant way for obtaining information about their rights and obligations, as well as practical advices on personal data protection.

SMEDATA

Project duration: 1.09.2018–1.09.2020

Project website: http://www.interlexproject.eu

Partners:

  • University of Turin, Italy (coordinator)
  • APIS Europe JSC, Bulgaria
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • European University Institute, Italy
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • University of Konstanz, Germany
  • The Bar Association of Rome, Italy

InterLex

Advisory and Training system for Internet-related Private International Law

InterLex project is co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme and is implemented with the participation of partners from several European countries. The project aims to increase the competence on EU instruments in the field of private international law, and in particular on aspects related to the Internet and the digital economy.

APIS participates in the project by developing an online platform that provides legal information, decision support and training on private international law.

The platform helps the user to determine jurisdiction and applicable law in a specific civil or commercial case involving an international element. A large collection of texts of relevant EU and national legislation, case law, expert materials and training tools are freely available.

Ecli-BG

Project duration: 1.07.2017–1.01.2019

Project website: http://ecli-bg.eu/

Partners:

  • APIS Europe JSC, Bulgaria (coordinator)
  • The Union of Bulgarian Jurists

ECLI-BG

Implementation of the ECLI Identifier in Bulgaria and Interconnection with the e-Justice Portal

The ECLI-BG project was implemented with the financial support of the European Union’s Justice Programme. The project’s objective was to introduce the European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) in Bulgaria in order to facilitate the correct and unequivocal citation of judgments of EU and national courts and to improve cross-border accessibility of case law.

As a result of the implementation of the project, in which APIS participated as a coordinator in partnership with the Union of Bulgarian Jurists, in April 2018 the ECLI identifier was introduced in the Bulgarian national case law portal (ЦУБИПСА) and connected with the ECLI Search Engine in the European e-Justice Portal.

The project was completed with the active support of the Supreme Judicial Council in its capacity of ECLI Coordinator for Bulgaria.

EUCases

Project duration: 1.10.2013–30.09.2015

Project website: http://eucases.eu

Partners:

  • empirica GmbH, Germany (coordinator)
  • APIS Hristovich Ltd, Bulgaria
  • University of Turin, Italy
  • Averbis GmbH, Germany
  • The Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Nomotika Srl, Italy

EUCases

European and National Case Law and Legislation Linked in Open Data Stack

EUCases project was implemented with the financial support of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

The project aimed at development of a pan-European platform and services linking legislation and case law of the Member States to the legal system of the European Union.

As a result of its implementation, the first products and services of APIS targeting not only for Bulgarian, but also European customers were created: EuroCases – a multilingual legal information system providing access to case law of leading European jurisdictions related to the implementation of EU law and Link Detector – a free software add-on tool for browsers and Microsoft Word identifying legal citations to Bulgarian and EU law.