Mediation teachers’ training in Vilnius! (1)
Mediation teachers’ training in Vilnius
From 13th until 17th of February Mykolas Romeris University hosted training of teachers specialising in mediation subject. This training was organised in frame of ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership project, coordinated by Turiba University.
In autumn 2016 Turiba University in collaboration with 5 partner universities launched the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project which will develop an on-line tool that will help students acquire skills and knowledge in the management of international mediation processes and dispute resolution.
Training of lecturers is part of many activities of this project. Each partner University has mediation courses as part of their study programmes. Lecturers in each country are using different methods and study materials. This training will not only improve knowledge and skills of the teachers, but also will give the possibilities for experience exchange and networking. In training took part 12 lecturers from Latvian, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Italy, Czech Republic and Austria.
Mediation is an out-of-court dispute resolution solution. The mediation process is led by a professional mediator and is a voluntary process – disputants themselves agree whether and when to start mediation process and resolve their dispute. Mediation can take place both in civil cases (for example, in family, work or commercial disputes, etc.), and in criminal cases (the perpetrator agreeing with the victim) an also in administrative matters. Mediation in Latvia and in whole Europe gets more and more popular. Both - courts recommend that the parties of the dispute should go to the mediator in order to resolve their dispute peacefully, as well as the disputants themselves before the court attempts to resolve the dispute through a mediator.
The project is being implemented by Turiba University in cooperation with the University of Genova (Italy), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), the National and World Economy University (Bulgaria), the University of Graz (Austria) and the Prague University of Economics (Czech Republic).
The project is supported by the European Union ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership programme. Project Number: 2016-1-LV01-KA203-022660.
Project implementation period: September 1, 2016 until April 30, 2019.
Project website: mediation.turiba.lv
Project Academic Director:
Lecturer of Turiba University