“Protecting Family Ties After Separation” is the title of the International Conference to be held on September 9 and 10 in Brussels

Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG), is an international, not-for-profit corporation with about 800 members – mostly mental health and legal professionals – from 62 countries. They are organizing its 4th International Conference entitled “Protecting Family Ties After Separation” that will be held on September 9 and 10, 2021 in the European Parliament (Brussels). The conference […]

AMICABLE Final Conference in Berlin (Germany), June 11-12, 2021

AMICABLE is an EU co-funded project with the aim to improve the situation of children in cross-border parental responsibility disputes and child abduction cases within the EU. The project started in March 2019 for a period of 24 months. The AMICABLE project aims to provide assistance for the cross-border recognition and enforceability of mediated family […]

Peace judge, conciliation, mediation and me

Testimony from Avi Schneebalg for the special issue of Journal des Juges de Paix (Peace Judges Journal, Belgium) dedicated to te Alternate Methods for Conflict Resolution. Avi Schneebalg is a peace judge, the French-speaking head of formation in conciliation and mediation in the Institut de Formation Judiciaire, as well as Vice-president of GEMME (Groupement européen […]

More than 40 participants took part in the meeting of the judges from the Intellectual Property Network, organized by EUIPO this morning

Representatives from the European Parliament and the General Court took part in it, as well as judges from Belgium, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Network is highly advantageous for strengthening the use of mediation in IP proceedings pending before national Courts and EU/national IP […]

The 2021 Barakah Awards recognize GEMME’s work in promoting mediation in Europe

On April 7, the Barakah 2021 Awards given by the Valladolid Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the work in promoting and developing mediation in its various fields were awarded in Spain. Rosalía Fernández, as President of GEMME, received the award in the European category for her work promoting mediation and her efforts to promote […]

Strategies to Prevent Escalation of Engagement (Conflict Management Psychology Video)

This is a video (only available in French) explaining the phenomenon of escalating engagement in conflict: What is engagement escalation? What are the psychological reasons that lead to escalation? What strategies can managers use in order to prevent escalations? An inspiring graphic illustration of the “sunk cost” theory and the resulting advice: “cut your losses”.. […]

Online training: Mediation, conciliation and other ADRs (April 26 and 27)

On April 26 and 27, 2021 Institut de Formation Judiciaire (Belgium) offers an online training which is chaired and organized by the Vice-President of GEMME and Belgian Peace Judge, Avi SCHNEEBALG. This is a training program (only in French) intended especially for judges and magistrates. Attending the online training program is free for GEMME judges […]

Hull University Law School, Mediation Centre Launch Event. March 26, 2021 1-2 PM

Diana Wallis and Sir Geoffrey Vos MR to Host a University Law School Mediation Center Launch Event at the University of Hull. The Mediation Centre will be available to local businesses and individuals who need mediation services in order to solve disputes. This is an important development in providing legal education students an experience to […]