Mediators, professors, students and enthusiasts from over 32 countries gathered in February 2018 at the ICC Mediation Competition, which is the most important competition and occasion to meet with peers and professionals of the mediation world annually. For six days Paris was the epicenter of Mediation. It is an incredibly intensive but productive and creative week, both for the professionals and the students.
At the annual competition, traditionally organized by the prestigious International Chamber of Commerce, teams of university students, such as my team from the KU Leuven, seek to craft their mediation skills and meanwhile have the opportunity to interact with mediation professionals.
The ICC finds it important to bring students and professionals together who both acknowledge the benefits of mediation and respectively seek to improve themselves and also to give guidance to the younger generation. This year’s team from the KU Leuven consisted out of Cédric Bruyninckx, Nicolas Geerardyn, Ronald Hauwaerts, Ewout Goudsmedt as our coach and myself.
 Nederlands-Vlaams tijdschrift voor Mediation en conflictmanagement 2018 (22) 1 doi: 10.5553/TMD/138638782018022001006