Cross-border Family Mediation Training in English (Berlin)
Sunday, 24th – Saturday, 30th September 2023, in Berlin.
The MiKK 50-hour advanced CBFM training course aims to qualify practicing family mediators to mediate cross-border family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases. The course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family legislation, the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, the Brussels IIa Regulation & the new Brussles IIb (Recast) Regulation which has entered into force in August 2022. The new Regulation will require judges to consider referring parents to mediation in all cases concerning children and in particular in international child abduction cases! Participants will be introduced to tools and methodologies for mediating high conflict cross-border family disputes with the aim of safeguarding the best interest of the child.
Other key topics featured in this training include: Culture and Conflict Resolution, Bi-lingualism and Mediation, Guidelines to Co-mediation, the Voice of the Child in Mediation and Online Mediation. Drawing on the participants’ experience, we will examine the issues involved when mediating across cultures. The training employs a variety of teaching formats including input lectures, small group work, discussion and film material. Case studies and role-plays form an integral part of the course. Interdisciplinary cooperation is a key aspect of the course.
A team of international, multi-disciplinary trainers who are experts in their respective fields and have hands-on experience will lead this highly interactive training course, aiming to equip international mediators with the required knowledge, skills and tools to mediate complex cross-border family disputes.
Qualified Mediators with intercultural competence and foreign language skills who successfully complete the 50-hour MiKK CBFM training, may join the international MiKK Network of 170+ specialized, multi-lingual family mediators and have their profile featured in the MiKK Network Listing on the MiKK website (see here).
The international MiKK Advisory & Pre-mediation Service regularly refers cross-border family cases for mediation to MiKK-listed Mediators. Ongoing Training requirements in the field of mediation, family law and cross-border family mediation apply to MiKK Cross-border Family Mediators.
We look forward to working with legal, psycho-social, educational and other professionals
from a variety of cultural backgrounds and nationalities!