The European Small Claims Procedure

Is your claim up to € 2000? If so, you should consider using the European Small Claims Procedure. This procedure applies to cross-border claims up to €2000, excluding interest.

This is normally a written procedure, based on a standard form that you must fill in, and which the defendant can reply to. These are available in all the EU languages, along with a lot of other information, on the website of the European e-justice portal.