International Conference "The Settlement of Labour Disputes in Europe"


We would like to invite you to the International Conference of Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration, (O.ME.D. Greece) on 


with participants - representatives of alternative labour disputes resolution services and organisations, across Europe.

The Conference will take place Friday, 5th of April, at the University of Athens, in collaboration with the Law School of Athens and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in I. Drakopoulou Conference room - University of Athens

Anyone interested in participating are welcomed to join the Conference as there will be a live streaming via Youtube, in both Greek and English.

Also, there is a QR Code and a hyperlink for the connection.

For your convenience, the link is as follows
stream YouTube ENG;

The Conference aims at accelerating the betterment of the services provided by OMED as well as promoting the social dialogue and the institutional networking.


Under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou. 

You may find more details of the Conference's Program here and the Poster here.  



08:30 – 09:00   Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Conference Opening
First Session 
  Chairperson            Ioannis Koukiadis  Professor Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
09:45 – 10:05   Comparative Report Jean Michel Servais President of International Society for Labour Law and Social Security
10:05 – 10:25   Greece Costas Papadimitriou President of the OMED, Professor Law School, University of Athens
10:25 – 10:45 Belgium  Guy Van Gyes Direction générale Relations collectives de travail
10:45 – 11:05 Bulgaria  Vladimir Boyadjiev National Institute for Conciliation and Arbitration (NICA)
11:05 – 11:25 Discussion            
11:25 – 11:50 Coffee Break    
Second Session 
  Chairperson            Dr. Thanos Papaioannou President of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (gr; ASEP)
11:50 – 12:10  Ireland Sylda Langford Workplace Relations Commission
12:10 – 12:30  North Macedonia   Ilija Manasiev Association of Conciliators and Arbitrators in LDs
12:30 – 12:50 Portugal  Alexandra Silva General Directorate for Employment and Industrial Relations (DGERT)
12:50 – 13:10  Serbia  Ivica Lazović   Serbian Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes
13:10 – 13:30 Discussion    
13:30 – 14:40    Light Lunch      
Third Session 
  Chairperson            Christina Mihes  former Head of Labour Law and Reform Unit at ILO
14:40 – 15:00 Spain Eva Ruiz Colomé Servicio Interconfederal de Mediación y Arbitraje
15:00 – 15:20  Sweden Irene Wennemo  National Mediation Office (Medlings insitutet)
15:20 – 15:40 Ukraine Svitlana Zapara National Mediation & Conciliation Service
15:40 – 16:00 United Kingdom  Marina Glasgow Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
16:00 – 16:30 Discussion    
16:30 Conference Closure


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