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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


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

Key topics

  • Legal framework of cross-border civil and commercial mediation
  • Interaction between mediation and civil proceedings
  • Key features and different phases of the mediation process
  • Negotiation techniques and efficiency by caucus
  • Quality of mediators and mediators’ skills
  • Online dispute resolution schemes
  • Enforcement of settlement agreements
  • English legal terminology in mediation (written and oral comprehension, pronunciation etc.)

Who should attend?

Judges (nominated by the project partners), mediators and lawyers in private practice from EU Member ;


The number of places available for mediators and lawyers is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served ;
Participants should have a working knowledge of English.

Participation fee: 300€

The participation fee includes 3 nights’ hotel accommodation at the hotel booked by ;
Travel costs are not reimbursed by ERA and participants are asked to book their own ;



21 May 2018 @ 09:00 am

24 May 2018 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 3 days, 4 hours


National Court Administration ,

15 L. Sapiegos gatvė

10312 Vilnius


Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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