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Mediation in the EU: Language, Law and Practice

  • Language training for judges, lawyers and mediators
  • Focus on civil and commercial mediation

Vilnius, 24 April 2023 – 26 April 2023

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The purpose of this interactive cross-professional seminar is twofold: first, to introduce participants to the law and practice of cross-border civil and commercial mediation in the European Union and, secondly, to improve their English language skills. Participants will be encouraged to make use of mediation techniques and procedures, while also receiving the tools to and developing the ability to communicate effectively in English in cross-border situations.

Key topics

  • Legal framework of cross-border civil and commercial mediation
  • Key features and different phases of the mediation process
  • Mediator skills and negotiation techniques
  • Interaction between mediation and civil proceedings
  • Online dispute resolution schemes
  • English legal terminology in mediation

Who should attend?

Judges (nominated by the project partners), mediators and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States. The number of participants for this event is limited to 30 (15 judges and 15 mediators, lawyers). Participation will be subject to a selection procedure. A response will be given to every applicant shortly after the deadline.

Participation Conditions

Participation fee: €275
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.


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