Work on developing an on-line mediation mockup platform is continuing (9)
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.
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.
The project brings together 6 partner universities and mediation experts who met on November 24 in Genova, Italy, where they worked together to set up a mediation platform and made various other mediation training materials. It is planned that already this summer 40 students from 6 partner universities will test and acquire the newly created tool at the Turiba University during the intensive mediation course. In turn, in the spring of 2019 the platform, study materials and also the on-line mediation tool will be available to any higher education institution or educational institution that implements a mediation course or trains professional mediators.
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. Also online mediation is getting more actual, however, it requires additional skills and abilities to successfully manage such mediation cases. The newly developed tool will also enable students to acquire skills and experience in international cooperation and communication as mockups will be held between universities in different countries.
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 was supported by the European Union Lifelong Learning Program Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnership. Project Number: 2016-1-LV01-KA203-022660.
Project implementation time: September 1, 2016 until April 30, 2019.
Project website: mediation.turiba.lv
Project Academic Director:
Lecturer of Turiba University