This Project aims to identify the best practices and to provide guidelines in the interpretation and application of the BIa Regulation.

It evaluates to what extent the introduced changes have achieved the intended aim, what the remaining shortcomings are, how to overcome them and assesses whether further changes are useful. Besides, it examines how legislative projects on the global level, such as the Judgment Project of The Hague Conference, and political developments, such as Brexit, influence the application of the Regulation.

In addition, the Project aims at enhancing a general understanding of the autonomous nature of the EU legal sources. It improves the conditions for a more uniform interpretation and application of the Regulation and consequently promotes mutual trust and efficiency of cross-border resolution of civil and commercial disputes.

It also identifies the ways in which the ‘procedural justice’ for some weak parties can be ensured and provides suggestions on how to reach a greater degree of consistency of the EU private international law legislation.

The Project gives an important contribution to the dissemination of knowledge by using different educational tools and promotes coherence between various legal sources, which affect everyday lives of EU citizens and daily business practices.