According to the College of Representatives of the NOvA, the intention to digitally prosecute in the spring of 2018 is not achievable. There needs to be a wider planning that gives more time for the evaluation of the pilot.

The pilot for civil commercial matters in the arrondissements of Gelderland and Central Netherlands started on September 1st and would be evaluated after 3 months to roll out throughout the Netherlands. However, the NOvA believes this is too short to complete all procedures. In addition, not only digital issues should be handled, but also hearings, substantive assessments and judgments must be tested. So far all cases are still in the initial phase. As soon as this pilot is rolled out nationally, KEI will be extended to other jurisdictions.

In spite of the above message, the KEI developments in CICERO will continue. We are currently in the test phase.