European LEPCA project "Advanced training for international child abduction lawyers"

Dear Sir/Madam,
We invite you to participate in our European LEPCA project "Advanced training for international child abduction lawyers".
The advanced training consists of four webinars in 2016 and a blended training in 2017 on January 26-27 in Berlin, Germany.*
During and after the training an important evaluation will be held. The working language will be English.

This is a kind reminder if you haven't registered yet, please find the invitation and registration link below.

*The webinars are free of charge.
Special rates for the blended training will be available for the first 80 registered participants who have participated live a minimum of three webinars.

We are looking very much forward to your active participation in the LEPCA II project!

Layers in Europe on parental child abduction(LEPCA)

7-10 May 2014, Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands

Dear colleagues, dear lawyers and dear mediators!

Hereby we would like to draw your attention to the European Conference LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction) on May 7-10 2014 in The Hague in the famous Peace Palace.


University teams warm up for big ICC Mediation Competition

News from our partner ICC Bulgaria – National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce

Business and law students from around the world are set to compete in the International Chamber of Commerce’s biggest educational event of the year, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, in Paris on 7-12 February.

From Aarhus to Warsaw, 66 universities will take part in the 9th ICC Mediation Competition, an event that has grown enormously since its launch with just 10 teams in 2006.  Of the 42 countries represented this year, Bahrain, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and many more, are fielding universities for their first time.


PAMB invites you to complete questionnaire seeking inputs to foster the use of mediation

The European Parliament is seeking inputs and suggestions to foster the use of mediation in civil and commercial disputes. To this end, a questionnaire titled Assessing the Impact of the EU Mediation Directive and Exploring Legislative and Non-Legislative Measures to Encourage the Use of Mediation in EU Member States is availableat:

A report based on the responses to the questionnaire is scheduled to be presented to the European Parliament at the end of November 2013.This less-than-10-minute questionnaire consists of multiple choice questions and proposed solutions to be ranked on a spectrum of usefulness. We invite you to complete the questionnaire and forward the link to any person interested in contributing to the improvement of EU mediation policy.


First training and Bulgarain reflections on Directive 2013/11/EU on ADR for consumers disputes and Regulation (EU) no 524/2013 on ODR for consumer disputes

The Professional Association of the Mediators in Bulgaria (PAMB) arranged its first specialized training on ADR approach to consumer disputes on 2 July. The training was designed in accordance with Regulation No 2 under the Mediation Act providing the guidelines for specialized upgrading trainings for certified mediators. Accomplished with the participation of experts from the ECC – Net (Bulgaria) and the Consumer Protection Commission it covered basics on the consumer disputes as well the Directive 2013/11/EU on ADR consumers disputes


and Regulation (EU) No 524/2013


both published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 18.6.2013 and entering into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication, i. e. July 8.

Though covering only part of the possible disputes between business (that of traders) and natural persons (that of consumers) these two interlinked and complementary legislative instruments are expected to boost out-of-court ADR instruments on the whole and in particular mediation.

The Directive 2013/11/EU transposition, pending in Member States (9 July 2015) raises many issues to consider:


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