Mediation process: increasing language awareness and developing communication skills

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European countries have known mediation for a long time. Notwithstanding that, various approaches and rules of mediation developed in different places all over Europe and Member Statesstill do not have regulated mediation at all (Espluques et al. 2012). The European Union has tackledthis problem with the aim to change mediation into a flexible and useful tool for the parties to solvetheir disputes in civil and commercial matters. The objective of this paper is to provide first a general overview of mediation process on the basisof the Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on certain aspects ofmediation in civil and commercial matters. Then, attention will be focused on the language skillsand linguistic strategies for practitioners who deal with mediation process, making them aware ofthe peculiarities of mediation discourse and able to adapt the process to meet the particularcircumstances in a knowledgeable way.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteMediation in Europe. At the Cross-Road of Different Legal Cultures
Numero di pagine27
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014


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