On 23 March 2021, the “Pavel Shatev” Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors and IRZ organised their first joint online training session on “The stages and types of mediation”. The event was prompted by the upcoming amendments to the mediation law, which represent an important part of judicial reform. The target group was therefore made up of judges, as well as future and current mediators.
After the welcome speeches by Sonja Mojsovska from the Academy and Dr. Stefan Pürner representing IRZ, the following lectures took place:
- Margarita Stefkova Nicolovska (Skopje): An introduction to mediation – present situation and future perspectives
- Zoran Vuchev (Skopje): Mediation in labour, family and commercial disputes
- Ingrid Hönlinger (Ludwigsburg): Mediation in Germany
During the lectures, it became clear that mediation in North Macedonia is not yet given the required level of priority. The amendments to the law along with training courses such as this one should help to achieve this. The common theme throughout all the lectures was that mediation enables the independent resolution of disputes, as well as saving costs.
More on the following link: https://www.irz.de/index.php/en/partner-states/north-macedonia