Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the conference’s organizers : Polish-German Mediation Centre at the  Polish-German Research Institute and Collegium Polonicum in Słubice we invite you to take part in the conference:

„Mediation as the  Method of Binational Disputes Resolution”

Planned to take part on June 7, 2018, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange the  experience and the knowledge  related to  out-of-court  methods of binational  disputes resolution with a particular    emphasis on intercultural aspects. The conference will provide a forum for the discussion concerning the challenges of the outgrowing need for cross-border disputes resolutions in the EU, which result from intensified international contacts and the migration of the citizens of the EU member states related to ongoing  European integration processes.

The main aims of the conference are:

  • Discussion concerning the current legal situation related to cross-border conflict solving in the context of disputes between civil entities from Poland and Germany, with an emphasis on family and economy disputes.
  • The description of the specificity of cross-border disputes and the presentation of mediation as  their  solving method,  as  an alternative to public courts and enabling the  conflict parties to resolve it in a faster and a cheaper way.
  • The emphasis on the specific character of binational conflicts and the analysis of the scale of  cultural aspects , essential for the effective mediation  procedure in cross-border conflict.
  • The creation of international network of cooperation between different entities and institutions which deal with the issue of cross-border conflicts .
  • The popularization of mediation as the out-of-court  method of binational  dispute resolution in the  Polish-German border area.

The conclusions drawn at the conference will give a background for the development of cross-border centre of binational  disputes resolution with the use of mediation and the group of specialists who have qualifications and factual knowledge for effective solving of intercultural conflicts.

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The languages of the conference will be Polish and German- lecturers’ presentations and plenary session discussion will be translated simultaneously.

The organizers do not provide accommodation, however there is a possibility to rent a room at the students’ campus  in Słubice  [Osiedle Studenckie UAM w Słubicach].


This project has been co-financed by:

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