Mediation can be particularly helpful in cross-border family disputes and parental child abduction cases. The term ‘family matters’ covers a broad range of disputes, from purely private matters to those involving public authorities.
Principles and stages
Mediation is characterized by some key principles which are common to the different systems in the EU Member States. No matter the mediation model being applied, the following stages of mediation can be identified.
How it works
This page has information on particular aspects of family related cross-border mediation.
The parties involved in cross-border mediation should have access to a clear overview of the costs they will incur from the mediation.
Information on instruments of EU law that are relevant for the implementation of cross-border mediation.