New QAPs in Italy and Austria

IMI’s Appraisal Committee have approved two new Qualifying Assessment Programs, in Italy and in Austria. QAPs assess experienced mediators, enabling them to gain IMI Certification. QAPs can be searched here.

European Mediation Academy

The “European Mediation Academy” (EMEAC) – Europäische Mediationsakademie is an independent, non-profit distributing and a non-governmental professional membership organization created by the association “Mediation for All” ( Their programs in Austria (Vienna and Graz) have been approved to assess experienced mediators, and we look forward to additional branches in further countries. EMEAC is the first QAP to be approved in Austria.

View EMEAC’s QAP here: Their website may be found at

Centre de Médiation de l’Europe de la Méditerranée et du Moyen Orient (Italian delegation)

CEM is a body of the European Center for Arbitration and Mediation (CEAM), which promotes mediation and administers mediation proceedings. Their programs in Italy (Florence) have been approved to assess experienced mediators.

View CEM’s QAP here: CEM’s new website is forthcoming.

Laura Skillen

Posted by Laura Skillen

Laura is part-time Executive Director at IMI. She is also a full-time PhD Researcher in International Relations at the University of Kent in Brussels, where she investigates 'how blame makes villains in politics', encompassing work on rhetoric, emotions, and polarisation.

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