CBFM German (Berlin)

Cross-Border Family Mediation (CBFM) Training in German, in Berlin in two Modules
Modul 1 + 2

The 50-hour MiKK training IN GERMAN, consisting of Module 1 (20 hours) and Module 2 (30 hours), aims to qualify practising 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.

Modules 1 and 2 can be attended in any order.

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

      • the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions,
      • the Brussels IIa Regulation and the new Brussels II b (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, especially in international child abduction.
      • 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:

Modul 1:
Friday, 1st March – Sunday, 3rd March 2024

Programme & Registration

Modul 2:
Thursday, 30th Mai – Sunday, 2nd June 2024
Programme & Registration

Interested? Questions? – Please do not hesitate to contact us:


  • Reduced fee (eligible countries*): € 500
  • Reduced fee for package booking of module 1 + 2: € 1,450
  • Fee for eligible countries* package booking module 1+2: € 1,000
  • 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.

This training course is recognised for “Bildungsurlaub” in several states in Germany. Please contact us if you would like more information on this

*List of eligible countries








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