The Alternative Dispute Resolution Hellenic Center, known by the acronym ADR hellenic center, was established in Thessaloniki – Greece in 2012, on an initiative of a group of experts in the field of justice and mediation. Its mission is contributing to the promotion of alternative dispute resolution and especially mediation in the area of civil, commercial, medical / bioethics and family law in Greece. ADRhc is the only Greek mediation training services provider that has been certified by the Ministry of Justice to offer mediation training services (since it fulfils all criteria set by law for a training center) and the only one in Greece that has been approved to offer IMI QUALIFYING ASSESSMENT PROGRAM for Certified Mediators.
ADR h c main areas of intervention have been lobbing and advocacy for establishment of the legal framework for mediation in Greece, establishment of mediation networks in the main cities of Greece, awareness raising in the area of mediation, negotiation, facilitation, reconciliation, restorative justice, peer mediation, etc., tailored to the needs of state institutions, civil society actors, local government and schools, capacity building through organization of training programs in ADR/Mediation at basic and advanced level. ADR h c is certified by the Ministry of Justice for providing mediator training services, is already providing "basic”, “advanced” and “advocacy” mediation training programs in collaboration with the Mediators Training Institute of Alexandroupolis and is also providing 1. general "advocacy mediation" courses, 2. advocacy mediation courses with specialization in banking, 2. advanced courses for mediators with specialization in family mediation and all the above with collaboration with the University of Macedonia, which is one of the best universities for economics studies in Greece and the program is fully certified by the University of Macedonia also. ADR h c is also providing medical mediation seminars in Post- graduated program of bioethics in the medical school of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is in the process of organizing bioethical mediation training programs in the medical school of the Aristotle University (under a PhD program).
Founder and President of ADR hellenic center