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Informovanost o mediaci v evropském a českém kontextu

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Title in English Awareness of Mediation in the European and Czech Contexts


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Scientia et Societas
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Faculty of Law

Web Open access časopisu
Keywords Mediation; research on awareness; information on mediation; information sources
Description Pursuant to Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters, the member states are required to inform the public about mediation. However, studies of the European Commission and the European Parliament show that awareness of mediation is very low. The authors of the article conducted in 2018 a first representative research on awareness of mediation survey in the Czech context. The survey collected by the CAWI method of interviewing reveals very low awareness of mediation. Groups with higher education have at least basic awareness, while the awareness of respondents with lower education is negligible. However, the least widespread information on mediation, such as the price of mediation and the quality of mediators, is in high demand throughout the Czech society. These findings indicate that targeted awareness campaigns aimed especially the less informed parts of the population are necessary if the prerequisite for equal access to justice is to be fulfilled.
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