ERA: Mediation in the EU: Language, Law and Practice

Date

25 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018

Address

  Sofia
Bulgaria

Section

Education

Event Location

Bulgaria

Event Description

ObjectiveThe purpose of this interactive seminar is twofold: first to introduce participants to the law and practice of cross-border family mediation and second to improve their English language skills. Participants will be encouraged to make use of mediation techniques and procedures, while they will also receive the tools and develop the ability to effectively communicate in English in cross-border situations.

Key topics

  • Legal framework on cross-border mediation, parental responsibility and child abduction
  • Self-determination in parent-child relationships
  • Key features and different phases of the mediation process
  • The role of the mediator and co-mediation
  • Communication skills and dealing with emotions
  • The voice of the child
  • Enforceability of mediation agreements
  • English legal terminology in mediation (written and oral comprehension, pronunciation etc.)

Who should attend?Judges (nominated by the project partners), mediators and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States. 

ParticipationThe number of places available for mediators and lawyers is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 
Participants should have a working knowledge of English.

Participation fee: 300€The participation fee includes 3 nights’ hotel accommodation at the hotel booked by ERA. Travel costs are not reimbursed by ERA and participants are asked to book their own travel.