International conference

8th – 9th December, 2011


Department of Mediation, Faculty of Social Policy of Mykolas Romeris University.


The goal of the conference is to develop mediation in Europe encouraging researchers and practitioners, mediators to share knowledge and experience gained during the theoretical and practical research in the fields of mediation and the application of mediation as a social and legal services.


Mykolas Romeris University

Ateities St. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania

Conference language:


Timetable for conference registration:

October 1, 2011 – conference registration opens;

December 8-9, 2012 – conference.

Registration fee:

Students registration – 15 € /50 LTL/

MRU students registration – free

Others early registration until November 1, 2011 – 25 € /75 LTL/

Others late registration until December 8, 2011– 30 € /100 LTL/

The registration fee includes all coffee brakes and admission to all conference sessions.

Keynote speakers are participating in the conference free of registration fee.


The registration fee can be paid via bank transfer using the following details:

Account holder:

Beneficiary’s name: Mykolo Romerio universitetas

Beneficiary ID: 111951726

Beneficiary’s account: LT09 7300010002492697

AB Swedbank


Please, indicate your full name and “Mediation conference” as reference.

Travelling and living expences:

Travelling and living expenses would be provided for keynote speakers. We would kindly ask other participants of conference to cover their own expenses themselves through their universities and other organizations.

Call for poster presentation

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for poster presentation which critically address any of the topics listed below.  Posters should approach these topics from a broad international perspective, but have relevance to the issues facing present challenges and future developments of mediation in European countries, Lithuania.

•        Process of development of mediation in Europe and its results

•        Role of mediation in strengthening of civil society

•        Models of mediation and their applicability in European countries

•        Mediation and restorative justice

•        Ensuring quality of mediation

•        Developing community mediation

•        Court annexed mediation – should it work?

•        Mediation in criminal matters

•        Mediation in disputes between public authorities and individuals

•        Psychological context of mediation

•        Mediation in social work

•        Cooperation between countries while implementing and developing mediation

•        Mediation in private law

•        Mediation in public law

Timetable for submission of proposals for poster presentations:

October 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011 – proposals for poster presentations could be submitted.

By November 7, 2011 – the Program Committee will complete selection of poster presentations and notify chosen applicants.

Proposals for poster presentations should be submitted electronically in English between October 1 and October 31, 2011 to the following address:

Poster size: maximum 1.2 meters tall and 2.4 meters wide.

The poster must include:

1. abstract

2. introduction, problematic, objective

3. methods

4. results

5. discussion

6. conclusions.


DAY I (8th December, 2011) :

Plenary session

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Natalija Kaminskienė, Mykolas Romeris University

10.30-11.00 Arrival and registration of conference participants
11.00-11.15 Welcome speech (Dean of  Faculty of Social Policy, Representative of Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, Head of Department of Mediation)
11.15-11.35 Plenary speech: Experience of Mediation Development in Poland and it‘s Meaning for Mediation Challenges in Lithuania. Assoc. Prof. Zbigniew Czwartosz, University of Warsaw, Poland
11.35-11.55 Plenary speech: Mediation in Russia. Actual Situation and Perspectives. Assoc. Prof. Cisana Shamlikashvili, Head of Science & Methodology Center for Mediation and Law, Russia
11.55-12.15 Plenary speech: Prof. M. Jorge Bolaños Carmona, Academic Secretary of the Intitute for Peace and Conflicts of the University of Granada (IPAZ), Spain
12.15-12.30 Plenary speech: Mediation experience in Lithuania. PhD candidate Ieva Saudargaitė Mykolas Romeris University, Department of Mediation, Lithuania
12.30-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-14.20 Plenary speech: Relational Competencies in Mediation: a sine qua non for Efficiency – Norbert Apter, director and trainer of Institut ODeF, Geneve, Switzerland
14.20-14.40 Plenary speech: Ensuring High Qualifications of Mediators – European Experience and Lithuanian Challenges. Assoc. Prof. Elżbieta Czwartosz, University of Warsaw, Poland
14.40-15.00 Plenary speech: Are Mediation and Restorative Justice programs Suitable for Problems Between Police and Ethnic Minorities? Hungarian Experience. Prof. Andrea Kozary, Department of Social Sciences, Police College, Hungary
15.00-15.20 Plenary speech: Family Mediation in a International Context: Child Abduction, Custody and Access Conflicts. Odeta Tarvydienė, Director of State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service, Lithuania
15.20-15.40 Plenary speech: Family Mediation. Assoc. Prof. Renata  Mienkowska-Norkienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Department of Mediation, Lithuania
15.40-16.00 Plenary speech: Court mediation in Denmark. PhD Lin Adrian, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
16.00 – 16.30 Discussion
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
Practical session
17.00 – 18.30 Practical Aspects of Mediation in Public Law

Mediation simulation and round table discussion

Mediator Assoc. Prof. Paweł Waszkiewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland

Moderator Assoc. Prof. Natalija Kaminskienė

DAY II (9th December, 2011) :

Plenary session

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Renata Mienkowska-Norkienė, Mykolas RomerisUniversity

9.30-10.00 Morning Coffee
10.00 – 10.20 Plenary speech: Mediation in Private Law in Europe. Assoc. Prof. Rafał Morek, University of Warsaw, Poland
10.20 – 10.40 Plenary speech: Mediation of Internal Conflicts in Businesses. Lars Økjær Jørgensen, Director, mediator of the Mediation Institute, Denmark
10.40 – 11.00 Plenary speech: Emotions in Mediation. Assoc. Prof. Jolanta Sondaitė, Mykolas Romeris University, Department of Psychology, Lithuania
11.00 – 11.20 Plenary speech: Victim-Offender Mediation in State Probation Service of Latvia: experience, challenges, solutions. Diana Ziedina, Head of Mediation Division, State probation servise of Latvia
11.20 – 11.40 Plenary speech: Mediation in Criminal Law in Europe – Main Problems. Assoc. Prof. Paweł Waszkiewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland
11.40-12.00 Discussion
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
Practical session
13.00-14.30 Practical Aspects of Mediation in Private Law

Mediation simulation and round table discussion

Co-mediators: Assoc. Prof. Zbigniew Czwartosz and Assoc. Prof. Elżbieta Czwartosz University of Warsaw, Poland

Moderator Assoc. Prof. Renata Mienkowska-Norkienė

14.30-15.00 Closing remarks – Assoc. Prof. Natalija Kaminskienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

More detailed information about the conference could be found here: (

* – the schedule and the speakers could be changed.


Assoc. prof. PhD. Natalija Kaminskiene                                        Assoc. prof. PhD. Renata Mienkowska-Norkiene

Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee                           Conference coordinator

E-mail: E-mail:

mobile phone.: +(370-659-918-64)                                                 mobile phone: +(370-698-103-81)

Looking forward to meet you in Mykolas Romeris University!

The Conference Organizing Committee

* * This scientific event is partly finansed by Lithuanian Scientific Council

© Photos by Vydūnas Gelumbauskas. © Designed by lecturer Aurimas Banys, Department of Mediation, Faculty of Social policy, Mykolas Romeris university.