The first preparatory meeting for the activity “Conducting Research on the Feasibility on Aspects of Organisation of Mediation in the Field of Mediation and Arbitration in Turkey” under the European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project on “Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution in Turkey” was held online on 17 September 2021 with the participation of the Directorate General for Legal Affairs (DGLA) of the Ministry of Justice, the Council of Europe project team, and local and international consultants.
In the meeting, the team of consultants, who will support the activity within the scope of the Mediation and Arbitration component of the project, were introduced. Information was also provided on the scope of the activity, work plan and division of labour. The meeting provided the opportunity for the representatives of the Ministry of Justice and consultants to come together and share their expectations regarding the works to be carried out within the scope of the relevant activity.
Research will be carried out on the aspects of mediation organisation, including the integration and accreditation of private mediation centres and the automatic distribution of files through, by or to such centres in the context of mediation as a prerequisite for a lawsuit (mandatory mediation). Within the scope of this activity, desk research and qualitative research/focus group surveys will be conducted and field assessment meetings and a final workshop will be held.
The Joint Project on “Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Turkey” is co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey – Directorate General for Criminals Affairs and Directorate General for Legal Affairs are the end beneficiaries of the Project. The Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the contracting authority.