Mediation Workshop at the Association of European Business
On August 15, the Association of European Businesses hosted a mediation workshop. JTI, Pedersen & Partners, IPM Business School, Representative Office of "E-Engineering", OPTIMED, Ciklum Minsk, ALBION, School of aesthetic education, Exchange of organizational development, Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, as well as eminent mediation experts Lilia Vlasova, the Head of Center of Mediation and Negotiation, and Marina Boyko, the Head of Mediation Services were among the workshop participants.
The lawyers of GLIMSTEDT Belarus guided the members of the Association and invited guests through the mediation process and gave an overview of the mediation legal framework. The presentation was followed by the questions and answers session and comments on the practical aspects of mediation and enforcement of mediation agreements by the workshop participants.
Mediation is a way of resolving a dispute between two or more parties out of court. The mediation procedure is based on the principles of voluntariness, confidentiality, equality and mutual responsibilities of the parties. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties in negotiating a settlement. The task of the mediator is to help the parties in the conflict to hear each other, reach an understanding and find their own way out of the conflict.