The South Eastern European Mediation Forum (SEEMF) is a regional network of mediators that supports and advocates the development of mediation as a conflict resolution tool in South Eastern Europe – the former Yugoslavia and Albania.
SEEMF was initiated in October 2005 by CSSProject for Integrative
Mediation (CSSP, www.cssproject.org) in an effort to connect all
mediators and mediation organisations in the region. The purpose was
to create a platform for exchange and dialogue to improve good
practice, cooperation, and strengthen human relationships.
SEEMF promotes mediation through direct activities, like trainings, conferences, and exchanges, and by interacting with local and external networks and organizations focusing on conflict resolution. It includes mediators specialized in all fields of mediation and seeks to raise awareness of the contribution mediation can make in the regional peacebuilding process by helping resolve conflicts nonviolently. SEEMF seeks to advocate the legal frameworks for mediation in the individual countries.
SEEMF is sponsored by CSSP through funds from the Stability Pact Fund for South Eastern European sponsored by Germany. Additional financial support has been provided on an activities’ basis by partners. SEEMF seeks to become financially self-sustainable and welcomes contributions from donors and through projects.