January 21: European Day of Mediation

On January 21, the European Day of Mediation is celebrated in commemoration of the approval of the first European legislative text on mediation.The Recommendation R (98) on Family Mediation was approved by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Since then, alternative methods for conflict resolution have not stopped advancing, although slower than desired, and are now applicable in other areas such as Civil, Social, Commercial or Criminal.

The European Union is a firm promoter of the use of alternative dispute resolution methods, among which mediation stands out. However, mediation requires greater institutional support translated into financial and administrative resources in order for it to become the preferred methodology for dispute resolution, as well as being a prior step to any judicial process.

We continue working to promote the use of mediation, both in Europe and in each of the countries where GEMME is present.

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