Diversity of Enforcement Titles in cross-border Debt Collection in EU


Faculty of Law, University of Maribor

Person responsible:

Prof. dr. Vesna Rijavec

Eligible period:

01.06.2019 – 31.05.2021




The research will focus on the study of enforcement titles in cross-border enforcement within the EU. The growth of economic integration causes a greater presence of international element, which is why the cross-border enforcement of claims on the grounds of enforcement titles is also increasing. One of the main obstacles in cross-border enforcement is the lack of mutual trust between national authorities of different EU Member States, as the national authorities treat enforcement titles from other Member States with reservations and mistrust. This is further enhanced by the diversity of enforcement titles. Taking into account all of the above, the research will contribute to a better understanding of differences in structure, content and effects of judgements in individual Member States. Furthermore, the impact of these differences on cross-border enforcement will be examined. Research will further focus on the differentiation of dogmatic and empirical concepts of different enforcement titles in the framework of recognition and enforcement. In addition, project team will analyse the importance of terminological barriers that occur during the course of cross-border enforcement. Likewise, an important part of the research will be the analysis of possibilities for overcoming obstacles to cross-border enforcement resulting from a technological progress.


Project partners

Faculty of law, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Institute for Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Chamber of Notaries of Slovenia
CEPRIS, Slovenia
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, Croatia
University of Graz, Austria
Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, the Czech Republic
University of Wrocław, Poland
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Portucalense University, Portugal
Boleo Global sl, Spain
Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
University of Maastricht, the Netherlands
Uppsala University, Sweden
UCLan Cyprus
University of Tirana, Albania


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Funded by Justice Programme of the European Union