Mediation in Greece






Athens, 30 June 2012
Language: English, Greek (simultaneous interpretation)
Event number: 112DV105
Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
Areas of law: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure


This conference highlighted the importance of out-of-court settlement of disputes, the relevant European and national legislation, best practices from member states of the EU and will present the advantages and opportunities offered by mediation. The contribution of experts with various professional backgrounds from Greece and other EU member states will ensure the exchange of experiences and a better understanding of mediation.

Key topics

  • Presentation of the European and national legal framework on mediation
  • Types of mediation
  • The accreditation, role and skills of mediators
  • Mediation in practice: examples and best practices from Greece and other EU member states
  • Mediation v. litigation

Opening address - Welcome

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Justice Commissioner
Representative of the Greek Ministry of Justice
Paraskevi Michou, Director, DG Justice, European Commission, Brussels

    Speakers and Chairpersons

    Ioanna Anastassopoulou, Founder and promoter of the Hellenic Centre for Mediation and Arbitration, attorney at law and mediator, Athens
    Apostolos Anthimos, Attorney at law, International legal consultant, Academic Assistant at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki
    Ioannis Chamilothoris, Judge at the Supreme Court, Athens
    Professor Vassili Christianos, National and Kapodistrian Univesity of Athens, Director of the Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL)
    Marcel Cremer, Attorney at law and mediator, Athens
    Kelly Evangelou, Attorney at law, representative of Athens Bar Association, member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee, Athens
    Aristotelis Gavriliadis, DG Justice, European Commission, Brussels
    Ana Maria Gonšalves, Mediator, Convirgente Lisboa, Lisbon
    Bojana Jovin Hrastnik, State Attorney’s Office of Slovenia, former District Court judge, Ljubljana
    Ilias Kanellopoulos, Judge, First Instance Court of Athens
    Professor emeritus Nikolaos Klamaris, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Institute of Procedural studies, Athens
    Sofia Mouratidou, Notary, Director of European Institute of Research and Notarial Studies (I.R.E.N.E), Thessaloniki
    Manon Schonewille, Commercial mediator, ACB Foundation, Amsterdam
    George Serghides, President of the Family Court of Nicosia-Kyrenia, adjunct Professor of the University of Cyprus
    Dimitra Triantafyllou, Attorney at law and mediator, member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee, Thessaloniki
    Stavros Vardalas, Legal Advisor at Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI), Athens
    Diana Wallis, Former Vice-President of the European Parliament
    Markus Zalewski, DG Justice, European Commission, Brussels
    Evangelos Zerveas, Hellenic Consumer Ombudsman, Athens





Conference programme pdf file, 1101 KB




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