With a view to improving the methodology used to collect statistical data on national judicial systems and to homogenize the way countries reply to the evaluation scheme, the CEPEJ has decided, at its 10th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5 - 6 December 2007), to implement a pilot co-operation process of peer evaluation.

The objective of the peer evaluation is to reinforce the credibility of the data collected in the framework of the evaluation exercise aimed at European judicial systems. It also also the opportunity for States in which the visits are conducted, to facilitate exchanges of experiences between the national judicial statistics systems, to share good practices and to identify common indicators.

Evaluation is carried out in 3 volunteer States in the timeframe of a period corresponding to an evaluation exercise.