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Mediation training programme advances skilled mediators in Armenia

The creation of a pool of highly skilled mediators is the aim of the mediation training programme organised for twenty prospective mediators. This is an initiative between the Council of Europe the Ministry of Justice in Armenia and the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of Armenia (AMCA).

The curriculum, spanning a total of 40 hours, covered fundamental principles of mediation theory and its practical application. Council of Europe experts designed a programme aiming to provide knowledge and essential skills to excel as prospective mediators.

’The training program significantly contributes to the establishment of a mediation institute in Armenia. Experienced trainers employ a well-rounded approach, integrating both theoretical and practical methods, and sharing their expertise to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the essence of mediation and the acquisition of essential skills. Furthermore, the training plays a crucial role in fostering a sense of community among mediators in Armenia through collaborative learning experiences’’, stressed Artak Kirakosyan, president of the Civil Society Institute.

’We are thankful to the Council of Europe for their support in organising this important training initiative. It is important to recruit new members of the mediation community and revitalize the mediation in Armenia, which has not developed since its introduction years ago. The legislative changes implemented last year introduced new tools that require the expertise of qualified professionals. This intensive training program serves as a logical and essential continuation of those reforms’’, said Tigran Dadunts, Director of the “Centre for Legislation Development” Foundation of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia

This cooperation reflected the commitment of the engaged stakeholders to work collaboratively towards meaningful justice reform. It is anticipated that these efforts will result in long-term benefits for the Armenian justice system and its stakeholders, inter alia by reducing backlog at courts.

The organisation of the training was organised in cooperation with the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of Armenia (AMCA).

This event is part of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme "Partnership for Good Governance”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe in the framework of the project “Support to the Justice Reform in Armenia”.

Yerevan, Armenia 17-24 November 2023
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