Traveling with Mediation in the “non-stop mode”

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Traveling with Mediation in the non-stop mode

That is how we can characterize the activity of the creative team of Department of Public Law at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University during the last two weeks. Thus, from the 3rd to the 10th of February 2019 the team of project participants “Mediats: Training and Society Transformation” from Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University was with working visit in Breda (the Netherlands). The team was headed by the faculty dean Petro Patsurkivskyy and leader of the group, head of Department and Bukovinian Mediation Center – Ruslana Havrylyuk. In Holland, the representatives of Chernivtsi Law School together with colleagues from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Spain, Latvia, the Netherlands and Ukraine were intensively working on starting operation of the three-year project on the development of educational master’s program on mediation and the creation of National Federation of Mediation.

And on the 11-12th of February 2019 Ruslana Havrylyuk and the head of Laboratory for Mediation, Negotiation and Arbitration Dmytro Kostya participated in the first working meeting on the structuring the manual “Mediation in Professional Activity of Lawyer”, which took place in Odessa with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the “New Justice” program.

The event gathered proponents of mediation ideas from Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi and other parts of Ukraine. During the two-day meeting, its participants have presented their experience in realization of certification and educational programs on mediation, have exchanged thoughts and advice on the specifics of the teaching relevant disciplines. Sharing experience has become a kind of introduction to a discussion about the structure and content of the first Ukrainian mediation textbook for lawyers.

The main focus of future co-authors of the two-volume edition was hinged on the issues of the general concept of the publication and methodical recommendations for its preparation. Illustrated materials and cases intended to bring visibility into the educational process for all who interested in mediation dispute resolution. This is expected to become a peculiar “point” of the planned textbook. The meeting ended with the distribution of topics and sections of the textbook and the wishes of a coherent and productive work on its creation.

We entertain a hope that February basics in the mediation sphere will become a sure step on the way for the development of dispute resolution institution in Bukovina and in Ukraine as the whole.

P.S. We express thanks to Luiza Romanadze personally and to the Ukrainian Academy of Mediation for the organization of the event and a warm welcome.

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