Board Meeting

10-11 November 2023 in Athens

All elected Board members and one representative from each national section (country) are invited to attend.

On this occasion, the participation of all national sections is particularly important. This is the 20th anniversary of our association, an ideal time to reflect on our development and improve the way we operate. That's why, in the workshops leading up to the Board meeting, a new set of rules and the possibility of reforming the GEMME statutes will be discussed, and lines of action for GEMME in the short, medium and long term will also be defined.

For this unique occasion, we have chosen as the venue the country of the last national section to be created: GEMME Hellas. All the internal meetings, as well as the working lunches and the celebratory dinner, will be held at the Elia Ermou Hotel in Athens. It is located in the heart of the city centre and offers a spectacular view of the Acropolis from the restaurant where the dinner will be held.

To take part, you need to fill in and send the form at the bottom of this page as soon as possible, the deadline being 15 October..

On this page, you will find all the information you need to take part. Please follow the instructions carefully to facilitate organisation. We cannot guarantee that you will take part if you do not confirm your participation using the form before 15 October. Thank you in advance.



Athens, Elia Ermou Hotel - 9:00h

  1. Report from the Bureau
  2. Approval of the minutes of the previous Board meeting (*)
  3. Country reports, as prepared by members prior to the meeting (**)
  4. Financial report
  5. Digital Marketing report
  6. Decisions to be taken on workshop conclusions
  7. Next Board meeting-General Meeting 2024
  8. Miscellaneous

(*) All documents available for review prior to the meeting are listed in the "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (DOWNLOAD)" section below.

(**) Filled in according to the template provided below by the representatives of each country and sent to before 15 October, please. . 



→ Model of national report to be submitted (English and French)

Model of power of attorney in case of absence. Proxy votes can also be cast using the form below.

Please send all documents to by 15 October.



Minutes of the GEMME Board meeting held online on 22 April 2023

GEMME Statutes after the amendments of 23 May 2008

INTERNAL RULES (adopted at the Brussels Board meeting on 29 April 2009 and amended at the Sofia Board meeting on 1 November 2012).



On this occasion, in addition to the Board meeting, workshops will be held beforehand and we have chosen Athens as the headquarters of the last national section to be created: GEMME Hellas.


09:00 - 12:30h - GEMME institutional event at the Greek Ministry of Justice, presentation of the digital publication and Debate: "Contributions of Greek philosophy to today's mediators" (for security reasons, confirmation of attendance will be made separately).
13:30 - 14:30h - Light lunch
15:00 - 17:15h - Working meeting (I) - Proposal for statutory/regulatory reform
17:15 - 17:30h - Coffee break
17:30 - 18:30h - Working meeting (II) - Definition of GEMME action lines for the short, medium and long term
20:00h - Celebration dinner


09:00 - 10:30h - Working meeting (III) - Continuation of internal work and presentation of conclusions.
10:30 - 13:00h - Board meeting (decisions)
13:00 - 14:00h - Light lunch
15:00 - 18:30h - Guided tour (optional)


To confirm your attendance at the meeting or to delegate your vote, please complete and send the form below BEFORE 15 October. (Afterwards, this form will not be available)


    For more information, please contact


    The reimbursement of expenses applies only to invited persons, who are the members of the GEMME Board of Directors, i.e. the members elected at the General Meeting and one (1) representative per member national section..

    The conditions for reimbursement are as follows:
    1) maximum 500 euros (with proof of payment)
    2) the national section is up to date with its membership fees
    3) the national section representative must send the national report in writing, even if there are no changes to the previous report.



    The institutional event on Friday morning will take place at the Greek Ministry of Justiee in Athens (Leof. Mesogeion Street, 96)

    The hotel where all the internal meetings will take place, as well as the working lunches and the celebratory dinner, is the Elia Ermou Hotel, located at 15-17 Ermou Street.

    During this weekend there are other events in Athens. We recommend that you book accommodation of your choice as soon as possible.

    We have pre-booked 10 rooms for Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November (5 of these rooms also for the additional night of 11 November) until the end of September 2023. After this date, the rooms will be released.
    Please also note that a full cancellation charge will apply for cancellations after 6 November 2023.

    Rates will be as follows (net daily rates, including taxes and American buffet breakfast):
    - Standard double room for single use: 170 euros
    - Standard double/twin room: 185 euros
    - Accommodation tax: 3 euros per room per night.
    The booking service is by e-mail: (mentioning participation in the GEMME meeting



    Weather forecast. The average temperature in Athens in November is between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius and the average number of rainy days is four.