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ERASMUS Intensive programme project „Mediation in Civil and Criminal Cases to Foster European Wide Settlement of Disputes”

ERASMUS Intensive Programme provides the opportunity to different European universities to join efforts and offer innovative and inter-disciplinary training to their students within the framework of an intensive course.

 

Already 2 Intensive courses took place in Turiba University.

In April 2014, 23 students from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Italy took part in Erasmus intensive course ‘Mediation in Civil and Criminal Cases to Foster European Wide Settlement of Disputes’.

The project is implemented by the support of Erasmus activity ‘Erasmus Intensive Programmes’ under the EU Life-Long Learning Programme ‘. Project Number: 2013-1-LV1-ERA10-05538.

Here you can find presentations from the IP course:

 

 

In April, 2013, 40 students from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Italy commenced their studies at Turiba University under the ERASMUS Intensive Programme Course ‘Mediation in Civil and Criminal Cases to Foster European Wide Settlement of Disputes’. In the duration of two weeks the students were learning the theory of and mastering their practical competencies in mediation, participated in discussions and group work and went on study trips to LR Supreme Court and the Saeima.

Mediation is an out-of-the-court means for settling disputes. The process of mediation is conducted by one or two mediators and it is a voluntary process, whereby the disputing parties agree whether and when to start the settlement by way of mediation. Mediation may be applied in civil cases (e.g., domestic, labour or commercial disputes etc.), criminal cases (whereby the perpetrator reaches an agreement with the victim), and in administrative cases.

Mediation is becoming more and more wide-spread in Latvia. Here both the courts often recommend the parties to address the mediator for a peaceful settlement of a dispute and the disputing parties themselves try to resolve a dispute with the support of a mediator prior to any recourse to the court. Mediators do not pass the verdict, but rather assist the parties in arriving at an agreeable solution. It is also possible to agree on a broader range of issues by way of mediation than through the court.

Presently there is a motion for a legislative proposal ‘On Mediation’ initiated in Latvia together with the relevant amendments to the Civil Law regarding mediation. After the adoption of the Mediation Law, the Cabinet of Ministers rules will follow governing the procedure for persons wishing to become mediators. A person will be authorised to act as a mediator after having attended courses on mediation and demonstrated his/her ability to conduct a process of mediation.

This inter-disciplinary course on mediation under the Erasmus Intensive Programme is being implemented by Turiba University in partnership with the Technical University of Tallinn, University of Vilnius and the University of Genoa. Both lectures and practical training sessions were held by 10 tutors in total from all the partner countries involved.

Videos providing an insight into the sessions of the course:

> Ulla Zumente-Steel, Mediation expert - Latvia, "Cross-border family mediation”
Francesco Pesce,
Univeristy of Genova, “Introduction of EU civil judicial cooperation”
Vigita Verbraite,
Vilnius University, "Situation of mediation in Lithuania”
Neringa Toleikyte,
Vilnius University, "Possibilities of activate use of mediation”

Presentations:

Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Introductory lecture about mediation”
Agnes Karpati, Tallinn Technical University. "Administrative and political conflict resolution”
Agnes Karpati, Tallinn Technical University, "Negotiation process in politics among different interest groups”
> Ulla Zumente-Steel, Mediation expert, Latvia, "Cross-border family mediation”
Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez, Tallinn Technical University, "Principled Negotiation Techniques”
> Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Separate and common caucuses”
> Neringa Toleikyte, Vilnius University, "Possibilities of activate use of mediation”
> Vigita Verbraite, Vilnius University, "Situation of mediation in Lithuania”
Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Mediation in criminal cases”
Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Cases, examples"
> Tarmo Tuisk, Tallinn Technical University, "Impact of culture history and traditions to the type of dispute resolution”
Tarmo Tuisk, Tallinn Technical University, "Influence of Nationality Aspects on Mediation”
Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Typical civil law dispute”
Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Presentation of court and mediation session”
Dana Rone, Turiba University, "Description of types of disputes”


The project is implemented by the support of Erasmus activity ‘Erasmus Intensive Programmes’ under the EU Life-Long Learning Programme ‘. Project Number: 2012-1-LV1-ERA10-03676.



University Project Manager:
Lecturer at Turiba University
Dana Rone
E-mail: dana.rone@latnet.lv

Project Administrator:
International Project Manager
Kristīne Tihanova
Telephone: +371 67625371
E-mail: kristine.tihanova@turiba.lv