CBFM English (Berlin)

Cross-border Family Mediation Training in English (Berlin)

Sunday, 6th – Saturday, 12th October 2024, in Berlin.

The 50-hour MiKK training IN ENGLISH aims to qualify practicing family mediators for mediation in cases of cross-border family conflicts, including mediation in cases of international child abduction as well as access and custody disputes.

The training will introduce participants to the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts featuring

    • The 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions,
    • The Brussels IIb (Recast) Regulation, which entered into force in August 2022. The Regulation significantly strengthens mediation, by requiring courts to consider mediation in all cases involving children, particularly in international child abduction cases.
    • Models, Specifics and Tools of mediating a Hague Convention Child Abduction  Case

Participants will be taught tools and methods for mediation in cases with high conflict potential, always with the goal of safeguarding the best interests of the child.

Key topics in this training include:

    • Models of International Family Mediation
    • Bi-lingualism and Culture in Mediation,
    • Aspects of Cross-cultural Communication,
    • Guidelines for Co-Mediation,
    • The Voice of the Child in Mediation,
    • Online Mediation,
    • Mediators-in-Court Model.

Drawing on the experiences of the participants, we look at the challenges of mediation in an intercultural context. The training uses a variety of teaching formats, including input lectures, small group work, discussions, and film footage. Case studies and role plays form an integral part of the course. Interdisciplinary collaboration is an important aspect of this training. 

A team of international, multidisciplinary trainers, who are experts in their respective fields and have extensive practical experience, lead this highly interactive training, which aims to equip international mediators with the knowledge and skills necessary to mediate complex cross-border family disputes.

Dates in 2024:

Sunday, 6th – Saturday, 12th October 2024, in Berlin
Program & Registration

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Registration fees:

  • Full Fee: EUR 1,900
  • Early Bird Discount: EUR 1,750 (Registrations before 30th April 2024)
  • Eligible Country Fee*: EUR 1,300
  • Limited number of EU co-financed (FREE-OF-CHARGE!) places for trained mediators from the following EU countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal – see info in the registration form.
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Please note that there is only a small, limited number of free-of-charge (EU co-funded) spaces available for this training for participants from the following EU States: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal. Proof of residence and further information in support of your application will be required. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2024 (further details in the Program). Applicants will be notified from 30 June 2024 as to whether or not they have been awarded a place.

Cancellation Policy

• Up until 30th July 2024: EUR 250, or an alternative person may be sent.

• After 30 th July 2024: The full amount is to be paid or an alternative person may be sent.

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