EEEI – About us

In a world that is dominated by new technologies, the full effects of which we have yet to discover, developed societies have adopted a policy based on the precautionary principle. Politicians appoint expert committees, and judges call on experts to assist them in their judicial proceedings. The role of expertise in contemporary society should thus be analysed in depth. The European Expertise and Expert Institute was founded in November 2006 to achieve this objective.

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At the heart of national and international trials, as well as during talks for out-of-court settlements, experts are called upon in conditions that require them to assess continuously changing economic and social environments. In keeping with their position, experts must provide their competence as true ’holders of knowledge’ in their specialty, while respecting the legal and judicial contexts they are called into.

Whether the issues are procedural or economic analyses related to a global vision of law and justice, academic researchers have not yet taken enough interest in these major challenges. The Institute wishes to boost this research at a time when the rules of managing a trial are being drawn up at the European level to later be applied in national legislatures.

Created in 2006, the European Expertise and Expert Institute provides a forum for the researchers and practitioners who have a vested interest in the modernization of the legal and justice systems.
The pooling, within the Institute, of the work of magistrates, academics, lawyers, and experts, will help garner public attention and enhance its effectiveness. The Institute’s European dimension naturally fits into the contemporary context and is a fundamental basis for comparative reflection on the judicial and historical experiences of all the EU countries.

A doctrine and a prospective approach can now only be worked out on a European scale.

  • The case law of the European Court of Human Rights for the definition of fundamental procedural rights is increasingly required as the standard,
  • Collective risks (public health, industrial safety, terrorism) are now cross-border matters.

The Institute offers all the relevant stakeholders :

  •  A think-tank on the future and harmonisation of judicial expertise in Europe,
  •  A publication of the Institute’s program and regular reports on its work,
  •  A forum for discussion and interdisciplinary research on the various aspects of expertise,
  •  A European databank on expertise.
  •  A pole of excellence for a comparative reflection on expert training complements existing measures with high