Let´s celebrate together the European Day of Justice!
On 25 October, the 2022 edition of the European Day of Justice (EDJ) will be celebrated. The aim is to bring justice closer to citizens through a series of activities and events such as open doors, information and training sessions and panel discussions. This allows citizens to be best informed on their rights and to discover the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in this regard.
The EDJ´s events are open to all EU citizen and are organised with the help of justice professionals, public authorities, international bodies as well as educational institutions across Europe. All judicial institutions, associations and public sector entities are also invited to inform the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) about the events organised in their country through this form. The CEPEJ is in fact the judicial body composed of experts from the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe that prepares tools to improve the efficiency and functioning of justice in Europe and therefore plays a key role in the organisation of the Day.
Moreover, EU and national public administrations in Europe regularly publish justice-related datasets and use cases on data.europa.eu. There are currently over 180 thousand datasets belonging to the category ‘Justice, legal system and public safety’: from criminal judgment statistics, data on enforcement measures, to information on convictions, indemnities, and common rights.
Our portal also offers several use cases of open data related to justice and coming from different European countries. An example is Sud na Doloni, a court in the palm of your hand`, an analytical service created by an Ukraine-based start-up to enable citizens to search, review and visualise court decisions. Another example comes from the Czech Republic, where the interactive map Hackuj hazard was developed to show the percentage of people being prosecuted for gambling violations, depending on municipality regulations and gambling allowance. You can find more of these uses cases on the data.europa.eu dedicated page.