INTRODUCTION TO PAX PROJECT
The PAX project – Private International Law in Motion – has been set up as a follow-up to the JUDGTRUST Project (2018-2020). It attempts to achieve a twofold objective: raising awareness about EU private international law among the educational community and ensure training in EU private international law for the judiciary.
The JUDGTRUST Project focused on the Brussels I bis Regulation and had, as its main objective, to ensure the correct and consistent application of this major piece of EU legislation on private international law. One of its most remarkable components was the launch of a Moot Court Competition to increase students’ awareness of its reach and significance. The first edition of this EU sponsored Moot Court Competition took place in the academic year 2018/2019. The PAX Moot Court Competition has been growing over the years, as the interest for the competition raised far beyond the European Union’s borders. The PAX community now includes a larger group of not only students but also legal professionals and academics from a wide array of universities.
The new PAX Project seeks to build further upon these first successes and hopes to consolidate these, but also to contribute to ongoing judicial training programmes on civil judicial cooperation in the EU (for instance, in cooperation with the EJTN and in support of other judicial networks).