The European Parliament is seeking inputs and suggestions to foster the use of mediation in civil and commercial disputes. To this end, a questionnaire titled Assessing the Impact of the EU Mediation Directive and Exploring Legislative and Non-Legislative Measures to Encourage the Use of Mediation in EU Member States is available at
A report based on the responses to the questionnaire is scheduled to be presented to the European Parliament at the end of November 2013. This questionnaire consists of multiple choice questions and proposed solutions to be ranked on a spectrum of usefulness. We kindly invite you to complete the questionnaire and forward this message to any person interested in contributing to the improvement of EU mediation policy.
Mike Lind, former President of BLS, commented : “I remain closely connected to the world of mediation, particularly in the context of EU policy. I would urge all BLS members to fill out the survey that has been prepared by the European Parliament seeking inputs from all Member States. I believe this is important for all those involved in litigation and ADR as developments within continental Europe will undoubtedly impact on us here, irrespective of the present government’s political stance.”