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[automatically translated] The use of social mediation processes is expected within the Charter of Human Rights in the City, signed in Saint Denis on 18 May 2000. In it is addressing the issue of rights in everyday life and are affirmed a set of rights intended to guarantee all the quality of life in cities without distinction of sex, age, sexual options, place of origin, physical or mental handicaps. But it should be specified that what qualifies mediation as a "social" or "community" is not the kind of conflict in which intervenes, but rather its potential to create or re-create the links and the basic constraints of belonging to the community through participatory management conflict and the process of finding their own solution. Moreover, the application refers, attention to some issues related to it, in particular the relationship between space and conflict, social exclusion and conflict management in the cities. The question of space is a key element in social conflict, for its fallout on the genesis and evolution of the conflict in a given geographical area: the space is particularly significant with respect to the onset of a conflict, as well as to the modes of expression of the same. In this sense, the space then becomes significant in social relations, as demonstrated by the conflicts between condos for employment of a courtyard, or residents of a neighborhood who are mobilizing against the squatters to areas of the territory. Closely related to the theme of space is access: the conflict is not only for the conquest and the material and cultural control of urban land, but also and increasingly by the clash of users in the access and use of services. It is a conflict for a "wellness space." In this context, social mediation appears as a new way that allows the co-responsibility of citizens, along with administrators and politicians, than the management of daily life, just at a time in history when the conflict is seen as growing in relation to various issues, such as the use of public space, the difficulty of youth autonomy increased attendance of people of other cultures and other models of coexistence. Beyond the individual (and often isolated) mediation projects,
Original languageItalian
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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