Under mars och april anordnade organisationerna MiKK och Center IKO (med stöd av EU) utbildningar i ”Child Inclusive Mediation training”. Träningen hade en såväl praktisk som teoretisk inriktning och gav möjlighet till utbyte av erfarenheter från medlare över hela värden. SFMs vice ordförande Alexandra Lyckman deltog i denna utbildning och hon kommer att berätta om detta under den afterwork som SFM håller den 15 maj.
Bakgrund: VOICE – project
Recent research (Bouncing Back; ensuring the wellbeing of children in case of international child abduction, 2017) has shown that children were positive about the possibility of being heard. However, being heard did not influence their wellbeing. And that is surprising.
The VOICE project wishes to specifically address these problems to ensure that when children are given the opportunity of being heard, it has an added value on their future life and empowers them as right holders.
The specific aim of the project will be to develop methods and tools for legal professionals and mediators across Europe to ensure that the voice of the child can be fully incorporated into the final decision (in court or in mediation). Additionally, the project wishes to contribute to a more harmonized system of hearing children in cross-border family disputes by developing good practices and recommendations.
The project involves an international partnership in which Missing Children Europe collaborates with the Universities of Antwerp, Genoa and Ghent, the Dutch Center for International Child Abduction, Child Focus in Belgium and the German mediation organization MiKK.