CROSS-BORDER MEDIATION – with a focus on e-Mediation

CROSS-BORDER MEDIATION – with a focus on e-Mediation

Trier, 24-25 March 2011

Languages: English, French, German (simultaneous interpretation)

Fee: €250 (includes two overnight stays in a hotel)

In order to promote the use of mediation, Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters provides a predictable legal framework. It will have to be implemented by the Member States by 21 May 2011.

The conference will start by giving an overview about mediation practice in Europe, the role of the judge in this context and different ways of implementing the Mediation Directive. It will then focus on a variety of emerging mediation styles, especially on online mediation. Participants will be able to deepen their knowledge through a workshop on e-mediation and family mediation.

On the second conference day, practical issues and the procedure of mediation will be addressed. One of the key features of mediation is confidentiality. A discussion about the possible review of the Mediation Directive will close the event.

Conference co-financed by the European Commission’s Civil Justice 2007-2013 programme.