EURALIUS, an EU funded project, has responded to the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic by promoting and providing the necessary equipment to courts and guidance to stakeholders for remote hearings through the use of video technology.
A respective Normative Act provides the necessary legal foundation.
The Lezha Court, one of the first courts equipped with the video technology by EURALIUS, has demonstrated a willingness to adapt to the new ways of working.
In the period covering April –November 2020, the Lezha court has carried out 420 remote hearings.
EURALIUS is in the process of providing the technology to facilitate such hearings in all Albanian Courts. The approaches to remote hearings emphasize the importance of remaining committed to efficiency, accessibility, and transparency for all parties involved when incorporating technology in the court system, both in the context of the current emergency and beyond.