Advancing the practice of mediation as an acceptable and workable conflict resolution tool for the European Union has been one of CMI’s core work areas in 2009. As the mediation cluster coordinator for the EU-funded “Initiative for Peacebuilding”, uniting ten specialized peacebuilding NGOs and think tanks, CMI brought together experts from NGOs, governments, UN, OSCE and EU institutions.
In addition, CMI participated in high level briefings with the Council of the EU. Many of the eight research papers produced are used as reference sources for mediation, peace and justice. To portray talent and personalities in mediation, CMI has also produced four video clips. Developed in October 2009, the joint Council and Commission “Strengthening EU mediation and Dialogue Capacities” concept is now the policy basis for EU engagement in the area of mediation and dialogue.
European diplomats as well as mediation professionals from nongovernmental organisations are featured in this video to reflect on the question: What is a good mediator?
The clip gives an insight into the major and tricky issues for those involved in mediation and facilitation. Themes cover “characteristics of a good mediator”, “professional mediator skill box” and “code of conduct/rules in mediation”.
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The clip features: Dr. Antje Herrberg (interviews) Dr. David Bloomfield, Alain L’Empereur, Kalman Miszei, Peter Semneby, Steve Uttervwelghe, Michael von Walt and Sue Williams.