International Mediation Institute

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    International Mediation Institute   (IMI)

    EU Transparency Register

    24519318893-37 First registered on 24 Jun 2012

    Goals / Remit

    IMI was established and registered in The Hague in 2007. The Vision of IMI is Professional Mediation Worldwide: Promoting Consensus & Access to Justice. The Mission is also short - IMI will set and promote high mediation standards, convene stakeholders and parties, promote the understanding and adoption of mediation, and disseminate skills for parties, counsel and mediators.

    IMI is a global public service initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields. It is not restricted to business mediation. The Vision and Mission is being achieved through a transparent international mediator and mediation advocacy competency certification scheme, based on visible high standards and creating a diverse cadre of IMI Certified Mediators. In addition, IMI engages stakeholders in conversations about improvements in dispute resolution processes globally.

    Main EU files targeted

    IMI has and continues to offer assistance to the DG Justice in their review of the impact of the EU Mediation Directive and exploring legislative and non-legislative measures to encourage the use of mediation in EU Member States. IMI has been active in the production of CEPEJ mediation training standards.


    Head Office
    Fluwelen Burgwal 58
    The Hague 2511 CJ
    EU Office
    Fluwelen Burgwal 58
    The Hague 2511 CJ


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    IMI's Executive Director, Operations Manager, the Co-Founder of Young Mediators' Institute, and Members of the IMI Board of Directors and Taskforces based in Europe may be involved in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Not Applicable - IMI is not a member of any other organizations.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    IMI is cooperating with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) - The group is currently looking at training programme standards and asked if IMI would consider cooperating in the development of joint standards. IMI continues to give feedback in public consultations related to justice and dispute resolution.

    The EU Mediation Directive of May 21, 2008 addressed procedural, legal and other issues that impact the growth of mediation.

    The Directive featured two provisions, important anchors on growth - one on quality and the other on information. Both Articles are framed to require Member States to encourage national law on mediation.

    High quality delivery of services is a central imperative in the growth of any profession. Few users can have confidence in any professional service they are unable to trust on quality. Article 4 (Ensuring the quality of mediation) calls on Member States to encourage adherence to codes of conduct by mediators and providers as well as other unspecified quality control mechanisms and the training of mediators.

    The IMI competency standards for mediators and mediation advocates are established by the IMI Independent Standards Commission (ISC), which convenes 70 of the field’s thought leaders from over 25 countries. The ISC establishes the IMI practice, ethical standards, and reviews and approves applications by providers for Qualifying Assessment Programs (QAPs) through which mediators are qualified for IMI Certification. There are currently 41 approved QAPs, of which 19 are based in the EU.
    Article 9 (Information for the general public) requires Member States to encourage steps to make information available to the public at large about how to contact mediators and mediation providers in particular on the Internet.

    Mediation users are assisted in identifying mediators by an open, easily-accessible search engine to surface concise and comparable information relating to suitable competent mediators. All IMI Certified Mediators are required to assemble a Profile that includes a Feedback Digest that includes commentary about their experience with the mediator. The Feedback Digest is prepared by an independent person or institution. There are currently 525 IMI Certified Mediators globally, nearly 40% of them located in Europe.

    IMI disseminates open and objective information about mediation as well as tools to enable stakeholders to get the most out of the process.


    IMI holds consultative status with the UN economic and social council (ECOSOC), and observer status with UNCITRAL. IMI participated in the UNCITRAL WGII sessions to assist Working Group II as it considered an instrument for the enforcement of mediation settlement agreements. The outcome of this was the new UN 'Singapore Convention' on the enforceability of mediated settlements. IMI is now joining the activities of WGIII. IMI provides information, research findings, educational programs and tools to the delegates and the Secretariat.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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