The 2nd Romed Training of Mediators (ToM) took place from 2 to 4 February in Tenerife (Spain). The training is a result of an ongoing cooperation between the Council of Europe , local authorities, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) and Cabildo de Tenerife.
A motivated group of mediators has successfully completed this phase of the Programme. After the two training sessions, they will soon start with their practical part of the process by working for six months in different municipalities and other political entities within the island of Tenerife. It should be noted that an additional training session is foreseen for technical staff of the Local authorities.
The Local Focal Point, National Focal Point for Spain, as well as the Cabildo de Tenerife, will contune to monitor the professional development of the mediators. A new training is foreseen as a next step in the process, aimed to systematize, share the experience and monitor the employability of the mediators.
The Council of Europe, together with the Local authorities of Tenerife, will continue to cooprate and examine possibilities of initiating the ROMED2 phase in Tenerife.
The Council of Europe would also like to express its sincere gratitude to the mediators, trainers, Local Focal Point, Cabildo of Tenerife and various partners for the excellent cooperation in this event.