The website is used as a directory on mediation practice with regard to family laws and conflict resolution practices in different countries. It is meant for families involved in cross-border family conflicts and professionals of the psycho-social and legal fields working with families concerned.
The goal of the website is to raise awareness among families on the legal complexity of cross-border cases. Access to this information can possibly prevent child abductions and can provide support to professionals in their counselling roles. A web platform allows the information to be centralised, reliable and updated continuously.
The website presents:
- The content of the Guide to International Family Mediation adapted to a web format;
- A Country Information Section provides links and descriptions about public services and charitable organisations that offer professional support in the field of mediation, legal advice, social services: to guide parents and professionals towards the appropriate and reliable resources in their country;
- The Charter for International Family Mediation Processes: to present the guiding principles for cross-border family mediations;
- A Parental Advice Section to advise parents on questions to ask legal advisers and methods to prepare for mediation.
Target audiences are:
- Bi-national, migrant and expatriate families living all around the world, and in particular families living separated in two different countries;
- Professionals of the psycho-social and legal sectors, employed in public administration, working as an independent or as volunteers in associations supporting vulnerable families;
- Legal and administrative Authorities handling cross-border family disputes (working in courts, central authorities, reference desks etc.);
- HR departments of corporate companies, UN agencies or any structure employing a huge number of expatriate staff.