European Commission

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The European Commission has been established by the Treaty of Rome of 1957 (Sections 155 to 163). It is one of three main institutions of the European Union, together with the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.


[edit] Funding of WikiMediation Project

The European Commission has selected the WikiMediation project among 44 proposals submitted in 2008 in order to develop the quality of information about alternative dispute resolution, especially mediation. This project has been presented by 'Mediators Associates®', Forum-Mediação, Excelia and the Professional Chamber of Mediation and Negotiation.

[edit] Professional Mediators in Europe

One of their objectives is to disseminate information (or accesses to information) about mediation.

[edit] Green Paper

  • Green Papers published by the European Commission offer a range of ideas in order to launch a Europe-wide consultation and debate on a specific theme. Parties, organizations and individuals interested by the topic are invited to express their opinions about the proposals, by written before an imposed deadline. The Commission's aim is usually to initiate a debate on a topic not yet discussed by European policies. This consultation sometimes leads to the publication of a White Paper.
  • A White Paper is sometimes published after a Green Paper. Indeed the White Papers contain a set of argued proposals for Community actions in a specific area. They aim at initiating political decisions and a concerted European policy. These White Papers follow often, but not necessarily, a Green Paper on the same theme. For example, this was the case for the White Paper adopted on May 12, 2004, about "General Interest Services", that came from the public debate initiated by the Green Paper of May 21, 2003 [1].

[1] Reference: « Livre vert, livre blanc » (Green paper, white paper) by Laetitia Darmon.

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