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About Mediation Meets Judges


Launched in 2014, Mediation meets Judges (MmJ) focuses on the promotion of mediation in civil and commercial disputes and the increase of judicial referral of disputes to mediation by providing judges with a “direct” knowledge about mediation and practical tools to be used when referring parties to mediation.

Mediation meets Judges is a large-scale project co-funded by the European Union, coordinated and implemented by EUROCHAMBRES, 9 Chambers of Commerce and mediation centres and the European Association of Judges for Mediation (Gemme), in 7 European countries. (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain)

Mediation meets Judges foresees the organisation of 40 workshops where judges and mediation practitioners can meet to exchange best practises and further promote the use of mediation in courts. A set of tools is developed and discussed with judges of European civil and commercial courts.

The aim is to generate court annexed mediation pilot schemes in (at minimum) 13 European regions: Andalucia, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Dublin, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Monza, Nicosia, Paris, Rennes, Sofia. 

The project’s partners aim at building new opportunities for improving networking between judges and mediation practitioners in a long-lasting way and at creating a virtuous circle that, by means of exchange of information and experiences, will develop stable and sustainable results.