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Robin Brzobohatý

Robin is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc, majoring in sociology and andragogy and the Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology and CARITAS VOŠs in the field of social work. He is currently a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno in the field of theoretical legal science, where he researches the concepts of empowerment and self-determination in mediation and children's rights. He is one of the most experienced mediators in the Czech Republic.

He currently works as the head of the mediation program at the Office for the International Legal Protection of Children in Brno, where he is in charge of the entire team of mediators, as well as leading mediation or facilitating so-called case conferences.

In the past, he worked as a field worker at the Endangered Children Fund. He is the Czech contact person for communication with the mediator of the European Parliament for solving international child abductions by parents. He was a co-founder of the Olomouc Mediation Center, where he still works as a tribal family mediator. He also works as a regular mediator in the mediation center of the Center for Social Services of the City of Brno. He is also the examination commissioner of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic for the mediator's examination according to Act 202/2012 Coll. on mediation. Since 2014, he has been working as a mediation lecturer in the joint program of Humboldt University in Berlin and Tulane Law School, New Orleans.

He often works as a lecturer at home and abroad, where in the past he led, for example, mediation training for the Danish Bar Association in Copenhagen or the Russian Mediators League in St. Petersburg. Since 2010 he has been the professional guarantor of the family mediation section at the European Institute for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.

Since 2014, he has been a member of the board of directors of the European Association for Transformative Mediation. It deals with the development of interdisciplinary cooperation and the so-called Cochem practice in working with families in disintegration, as well as the development of children's participation rights, especially their opportunities to participate in decision-making that concerns them.