On 4-8 July, in the framework of the Erasmus Plus project EduMed – Mediation in Education, the Education Department of Sofia organised the short-term joint staff training activity for educational mediators.

During the transnational training educational practitioners from each partner country were trained on educational mediation with the newly elaborated training programmes ProEM and Peer ProEM. All participants were engaged in role plays and group activities on: how to deliver educational mediation at educational institutions with different stakeholders, how to lead educational mediation with the affected sides, how to cope with different problems which could appear in educational institutions.

The educational practitioners have gained professional knowledge in the sphere of mediation, knowledge on fundamentals of the conflict, on general and specialized mediation, what is educational mediation, its specifics, the requirements for being an educational mediation and about peer-mediation. They were given hypothetical and real cases to solve complex problems, so educators presented appropriate solutions that satisfied all affected sides.

Based on their wide expertise in the sphere of mediation, Know and Can from Bulgaria and MAGENTA CONSULTORIA PROJECTS SL from Spain were the project partners responsible for delivering the five days of training activities.