The EUR was invited to participate as an observer to the 5th meeting of the working group on Mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED) on 6 and 7 May in Paris. This group works on the promotion of mediation by creating documents that will be available to COE Member States. They will help them to write legislative corpus on mediation and offer a tool kit to set it up. The creation of a European convention on mediation is also a work in progress. During these 2 days of work, among all the topics discussed, were the questions of the excessive commercialization of mediation, its cost, the risk of over-regulating it, but also the training of its various actors.Continue reading 6 – 7 May 2019, Paris: Meeting of the CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation
The CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation was set up in 2006 to promote and support the implementation of the recommendations issued by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers relating to mediation. Its work has allowed the Council of Europe to publish in 2007 several Guidelines for a better implementation of existing recommendations.
The need for mediation has grown over the years and in 2017 it appeared necessary to complement these guidelines with practical tools allowing for States to implement and develop mediation. The EUR was admitted as an observer in this group when the decision was taken to reactivate it. Continue reading CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation, 24-25 May 2018, Council of Europe, Strasbourg