Social mediation is a "process of creation and management of social life".
"Social" Mediation is distinguished from the judicial mediation. It has been defined by European experts in Créteil in September 2000 as a mean "to create or restore the social fabric by preventing or resolving conflicts through the intervention of a neutral and [[Independence|independent] third party who guarantees communication between partners".
Through this process, citizens assume the responsibility of resolving their conflicts. By establishing an access device to the right of mediation as a process of creation and repair of social fabric, a process to restore proximity relations and a mean of access to law as a way to amicably resolve disputes, the AFPAD has built a global project and has established a set of actions.
The field of intervention of the mediation concerns the reports:
- Between individuals: neighbors, joint owners...
- Between inhabitants and institutions: family and school...
- Collective conflictual situations: between residents and a high school, among syndical joint owners, between tenants and landlords or young and inhabitants...
 External Links
- Reference frame of social mediation, Nov. 2002, by JL Bossavit - D. Glaesner - RM Royer. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2 (in French)
- Presentation of the Department “Prévention Médiation - ville de Creil” (in French)