Vici grant for project on litigation costs and funding

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Xandra Kramer a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros for the project 'Affordable access to justice: towards sustainable cost and funding mechanisms for civil litigation in Europe'. This grant will enable to further develop her research in the area of civil justice and to consolidate her research group in the coming five years. Vici is one of the largest scientific grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers.

The project will assess new pathways to civil justice funding and cost schemes, with a view to developing a balanced financing system, thereby securing access to justice in Europe. We will analyse the development of (private) financing and cost mechanisms in several European jurisdictions and build on a framework for financing and cost rules that contributes to a sustainable European civil justice system.

The Vici grant builds on the present ERC Consolidator project Building EU Civil Justice. The new project kicked off on 1 December 2020.

See the press release by Erasmus School of Law.


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  • X.E. Kramer & J. Sorabji, International Business Courts - A European and Global Perspective, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing 2019 (forthcoming);
  • X.E. Kramer, A. Biard, J. Hoevenaars & E. Themeli, Pathways to Civil Justice, The Hague/Heidelberg: T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer 2019 (forthcoming);
  • X.E. Kramer & B. Hess, From Common Rules to Best Practices in European Civil Procedure, Baden-Baden/Oxford: Nomos/Hart 2017;
  • X.E. Kramer, Inaugural lecture (20 January 2012),  Procedure Matters. Construction and deconstructivism in European civil procedure (Erasmus Law Lectures 33), Eleven International Publishing 2013 (full text).
  • X.E. Kramer & C.H. van Rhee (Eds.), Civil Litigation in a Globalising World. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer, 2012. (info)
  • X.E. Kramer, M. de Rooij, V. Lasic, E.N. Frohn, R.J. Blauwhoff, A European framework for private international law: current gaps and future perspectives, study European Parliament: Brussels 2012. (full text)

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  • X.E. Kramer & H.L.E. Verhagen (with collaboration of A.P.M.J. Vonken en S. van Dongen), Mr. C. Assers Handleiding tot de beoefening van het Nederlands Burgerlijk recht. 10. Internationaal privaatrecht. Deel III. Internationaal vermogensrecht, Deventer: Kluwer 2015 (827 pages).
  • X.E. Kramer, M.L. Tuil, I. Tillema, M.I. Hazelhorst & E.A. Ontanu, Verkrijging van een executoriale titel in incassozaken, study Ministry of Security and Justice, The Hague: WODC 2012.
  • (full text) (english summary)
  • X.E. Kramer, Eenvormige Europese procedures voor de inning van vorderingen. De Europese betalingsbevelprocedure en de Europese procedure voor geringe vorderingen (Uniform European Procedures for the Recovery of Claims. The European Order for Payment Procedure and the European Small Claims Procedure), Offerhaus-series no. 11, Deventer: Kluwer 2007 (102 pages).
  • X.E. Kramer, Het kort geding in internationaal perspectief. Een rechtsvergelijkende studie naar de voorlopige voorziening in het internationaal privaatrecht (The Dutch Kort Geding Procedure in an International Perspective. A Comparative Research on Provisional Measures in Private International Law), Meijers-series no. 32, Deventer: Kluwer 2001 (Ph.D. thesis; 429 pages), see for the English Summary.
  • X.E. Kramer, Het kort geding in internationaal perspectief (The Dutch Kort Geding Procedure in an International Perspective), Series Recht en Praktijk no. 116, Deventer: Kluwer 2001 (commercial edition Ph.D. thesis, see for the English Summary).