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Today: Conference “Cross-Border Developments of Mediation to Foster European Wide Settlement of Disputes” (12)

Turiba University invites you to the international conference on topical mediation issues. Conference will take place in Riga, Turiba University on 28th of April 2016. This conference is the gala event for the Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnership project “Development of Mediation Network in Civil and Criminal Cases to Foster European Wide Settlement of Disputes”, which was realized in partnership of four universities – Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Genova University (Italy) and Turiba University (Latvia). The conference will reflect achievements reached during the project, as well as give floor for speakers practicing mediation in EU Member States.

Key topics:
•    Implementation of the Mediation Directive 2008/52/EC
•    Conflict management and dispute resolution
•    The role of nationality and culture in the conflict management
•    Mediation and fundamental right to access to justice
•    EU Law and Mediation Directive
•    Online mediation
•    Cross border family mediation
•    Mediation and private international law
•    Phases of mediation
•    Mediation principles
•    Network of mediators

Who should attend:
Practicing mediators and lawyers from private and public sector, policymakers, academics and students.

Conference is free of charge. Language of the Conference: English
Please find provisional programme of the Conference here.
Please find registration form here, the form should be sent to Registration is open until 20.04.2016.
Venue of the Conference: Turiba University, Graudu street 68, Riga, Latvia.


Vigita Vebraite, Assoc. prof. Dr. Iur. Vilnius University Faculty of Law, Private Law department, Lithuania

Francesco Pesce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Genoa, Qualified Lawyer, Genoa Bar Association, Italy

Chiara Cellerino, PhD. LL.M. Lawyer admitted to Italian Bar, contract professor and research fellow at University of Genoa, Italy

Elena Giulia Montorsi, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Italy

Maria Claudia Solarte-Vasquez, Senior Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Tarmo Tuisk, Sociologist, Visiting Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of International Relations, Estonia

Zane Petersone, Dr. Iur., judge at the Civil Department of the Supreme Court of Latvia, representative of Latvia in the European Association of Judges for Mediation (GEMME), Latvia

Jacques Salzer, Researcher and teacher at the University of Paris-Dauphine, trainer and mediator, France

Natalija Kaminskiene, Assoc. prof. Dr. Iur., Head of Mediation and Dispute Resolution Laboratory, Mykolas Romeris university, Lithuania

Agne Tvaronaviciene, Assoc. prof. Dr. Iur. Head of Public Law Institute, Mykolas Romeris university, Lithuania

Dana Rone, Lecturer, Tur?ba University, Sworn Advocate, Danas Rones advok?tu birojs, Certified Mediator, Latvia

More information about the project on

Conference is organised by the support of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Programmes’ project. Project Number: 2014-1-LV01-KA203-000506.