The PAX 2.0 (Private International Law in Motion 2.0) is a specialized research project funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2021–2027). It has been set up as a follow-up to the PAX Project (2020-2022) and the JUDGTRUST Project (2018-2020).
The PAX 2.0 attempts to achieve a twofold objective:
· raising awareness about the EU private international law among students and the educational community through the organisation of the PAX Moot Court, and
· training in EU private international law for the judiciary in the framework of the PAX Judicial Trainings.
The first edition of EU sponsored PAX Moot Court took place in the academic year 2018/2019 as part of the JUDGTRUST Project. Over the years, the PAX Moot Court has been growing, as the interest for the competition raised far beyond the European Union’s borders. Its growth was in great part made possible by the EU funded PAX Project (2020-2022), which enabled us the organisation of the 2021 and 2022 edition. 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 PAX Project (2020-2022) also enabled the launch of PAX Judicial Trainings. Two such trainings took place in 2022 in Ljubljana and in Barcelona.
The new PAX 2.0 seeks to build further upon these achievements. It hopes to ensure a correct and consistent application of the EU private international law and 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).
The PAX 2.0 is conducted by a consortium of 7 institutions:
- University of Antwerp, Belgium (coordinator)
- Asser Institute, the Netherlands
- Maastricht University, the Netherlands
- Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
- Université Paris Dauphine, France
- University of Barcelona, Spain
- University of Ljubljana, Slovenia