Survey results about training needs in cross border family cases

In spring 2020 advocates and mediators were invited to participate in the survey about training needs in cross border family cases.

More than 100 mediators and advocates from Latvia, Lithuania, Austria and Italy took part in the survey and shared their opinion about cooperation of both professions in cross border family cases and gave feedback on the needs of training in this field.
Survey showed very similar results in all 4 countries and this means that needs of the advocates and mediators are very similar in all 4 partner countries.
Both – the lawyers and mediators – are interested in mutual cooperation with the aim helping clients to solve their controversies. Although there are critique points raised against each professions, over all there are more positive aspects in mutual cooperation.

It would be beneficial to discuss in mixed groups of mediators and lawyers positive and negative aspects of recent cooperation. Recognition of weak points would be the first step towards strengthening further cooperation.

Both – mediators and lawyers – show interest to learn new topical aspects of settlement of disputes process. Especially psychological aspects, comparative legal aspects and protection of best interests of the child aspects are mentioned in the survey.

Detailed reports from each partner can be found HERE:

LATVIA

SURVEY REPORT FROM LATVIA

LITHUANIA

SURVEY REPORT FROM LITHUANIA

AUSTRIA

SURVEY REPORT FROM AUSTRIA

ITALY

SURVEY REPORT FROM ITALY