CISUR – Enhancing Judicial Cooperation on the Implementation of the Succession Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia
- To assess the extent to which Croatia and Slovenia have successfully implemented the Regulation and the national implementing legislation (through secondary data analysis and empirical research), as well as the problems encountered by the competent authorities when applying the Regulation, and to draw up recommendations regarding the implementation of the Regulation;
- To increase knowledge relevant for the implementation of the Regulation (through the development of a Guide for the implementation of the Regulation for legal practitioners, and training on the implementation of the Regulation for legal practitioners);
- To inform citizens about the Regulation,so that they can regulate in advance the issues they have related to succession, by publishing online information for the general public; - To disseminate the Recommendations and the Guide among relevant institutions and the professional public;
- To contribute to the development of collaboration and mutual trust among national authorities and legal practitioners that apply the Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia (through the Mutual Learning Meeting for stakeholders applying the Regulation and through the final event of the Project/International Colloquium).
Main project activities:
- Research on the regulatory and institutional framework for the implementation of the Regulation, and on the current state of play in practice in Croatia and Slovenia
The principal purpose of these activities is to investigate the current state of implementation of the Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia, with a view to clarifying potential problematic points, developing guidance instruments to facilitate its coherent implementation, and producing recommendations for future changes of the implementation practice, both within the two countries, and at the level of the EU. This project is co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020), Croatian Law Centre, Peace Institute, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Notaries Chamber. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Croatian Law Centre. 3 The research includes the drafting of a desk research report on the regulatory and institutional framework and on the empirical fieldwork research which will be developed through semi-structured interviews with public notaries, judges and lawyers and by focus groups. The research will be completed with the preparation of a Final Report, which will be the basis for recommendations regarding the implementation of the Regulation as a starting point for the preparation and implementation of all other project activities.
- Development of instruments/knowledge products for the implementation of the Regulation
To facilitate the overall implementation of the Regulation, and to integrate the project results into professional practices and understanding of the Regulation among the members of relevant professional groups (public notaries, judges and lawyers), a
Guide for the implementation of the Regulation will be developed under the Project. Based on the Guide, a training curriculum for practitioners applying the Regulation will be developed, and pilot training and on-line training will be conducted for the
same groups of professionals.
Furthermore, material for the general population will be posted online, providing information and instructions for EU citizens, potential heirs from Croatia and Slovenia in EU countries and vice versa.
- Mutual learning and awareness raising
Following the completion of the research and the preparation of the Recommendations, an expert meeting will be organised for stakeholders implementing and applying the Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia to discuss the results of the research and the recommendations, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to draw conclusions as a contribution to the development of further project activities. All project results will be presented at the final public event (international colloquium), and, at the same time, this will provide a link for further cooperation between experts and public authorities in the area of the implementation of the Regulation in Croatia and Slovenia. During the entire 20-month period of the implementation of the project, information and project results will be disseminated, depending on the implementation phase, based on a Dissemination plan which will be drawn up at the beginning of the Project implementation.
Project Management Team – coordination of the implementation and professional implementation of the Project
project manager and national coordinator for Croatia (Anja Šupraha),
national coordinator for Slovenia (Katarina Vučko),
financial/administrative officers (Marina Jukić and Franja Arlič)
legal experts (Slađana Aras Kramar, DSc; Katarina Vučko) and
researchers (Marko Turk, DSc and Katarina Vučko)
Experts from the partner organisations:
Maja Rakić (Head of the Sector for
International Legal Assistance and Judicial Cooperation with EU Member States, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia) and
Filip Milak (Advisor for International Cooperation and Public Relations, Croatian Notaries Chamber)
Project Board – control and evaluation of the project implementation regarding substantive implementation issues
Representatives of the project partners and associate institutions:
- CLC (Vesna Grubić, director),
- Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia (Ivan Crnčec, Assistant Minister for the European Union and International Cooperation, European Union and International Cooperation Directorate),
- Croatian Notaries Chamber (Ljiljana Vodopija Čengić, public notary),
- Peace Institute (Katarina Vučko, legal expert),
- Chamber of
- Notaries of Slovenia (Sonja Kralj, President of the Chamber of Notaries of Slovenia),
- the Supreme Court of the RoC (Damir Kontrec, judge and President of the Civil Department of the Supreme Court);
Key expert, Prof. Mihajlo Dika, DSc.
Contacts for Project implementation in Croatia:
Contacts for Project implementation in Slovenia:
|Anja Šupraha, Project Manager
|Katarina Vučko, National Coordinator for Slovenia
|tel.: +385 1 4854 934
|tel.: +386 1 234 77 20