Co-ordination structures and mechanisms
The Strategy Plan for the Modernization of the Judicial System in Spain comes under the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice. However, its implementation programme involves several other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Administration. The autonomous regions also play an important role. The ministries and the regions parties co-finance the programme.14 The projects that are part of the Plan’s modernisation programme are subject to the broader co-ordination of red.es and SETSI.
Red.es and SETSI are involved only in the projects funded by the Plan, currently the programme Ius+reD, with the continuation of work on the Civil Registry also contributing to the broader modernisation of the judiciary (Ministry of Justice, 2011a).15 The cross-governmental public-private hybrid working methods of red.es are regarded as highly beneficial to the national, and particularly the local, implementation of the IT projects on modernisation of justice.16
Further, the Ministry of Justice seems to have established an implementation model that takes the difficulty of organisational change into consideration, based on an understanding of the particular dynamics of the Spanish legal system.17 The city of
Madrid was chosen as the starting point in the implementation and deployment process in order to demonstrate leadership and set a good example from the centre.