After a successful LEPCA I conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague in May 2014, with more than 200 specialists in the field of International Child Abduction, we are proud to announce that the LEPCA II project is up and running. Within this project the International Child Abduction Center in the Netherlands (Center IKO) and the German based NGO Mediation in International Custody Disputes (MiKK) are organising new activities in 2016 and 2017 in order to keep the knowledge of the created LEPCA network up-to-date and bring it to a higher level.
The LEPCA II project is an advanced training for lawyers and legal professionals who deal with international child abduction cases under the 1980 Hague Convention, the Brussel II bis regulation and the 1996 Hague Convention. During 2016 four webinars will take place and in 2017 the blended training will be held in Berlin. The final step will be an evaluation with impact assessment.
The objective is to achieve expansion of the legal expertise of the lawyers and the improvement of their cooperation in order to strengthen the LEPCA network.
Associate Partner organisations are law firms in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom, and Non-Governmental Organisations in Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary.