The University Conference for the Study of Mediation and Conflict (hereinafter CUEMYC) is an Association that was created in 2012 by Directors and Heads of Postgraduate Studies and /or Research Groups and Institutes of Spanish and foreign universities focused on mediation and the extrajudicial solution of conflicts. This University Association is of a non-profit, scientific and educational nature oriented to the promotion of research and the transfer of knowledge to society. There are some 50 universities in Spain, Europe and America currently represented.

The association is a platform of institutional and plural representation of professors of Spanish and foreign Universities with competences in mediation. Its aim is to contribute to the study and development of mediation and conflict management through inter-university cooperation and dialogue between universities and social agents.

Since 2012, at least one General Assembly per year has been held at one of the partner universities and is also accompanied by the organization of an International Congress specializing in mediation and peaceful conflict management. These meetings foster relationships with social, legal and psycho-social agents, public administrations, as well as with teachers, students and all citizens. In addition, they promote the dissemination of mediation, in particular, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts, in general. This entails both a challenge and commitment to the facilitation of knowledge sharing and research about this new discipline, thus helping to consolidate it.

In addition, the CUEMYC has signed collaboration agreements with the General Council of the Judiciary, with the European Group of Magistrates for Mediation (GEMME), with ANCOPA … and collaborates when required with social and administrative institutions. The CUEMYC also provides reports to different public authorities linked to mediation (Ministry of Justice, Autonomous Regions …).


The CUEMYC seeks to benefit the general interest and constitutional values ​​of freedom, justice and equality, fostering a culture of peace through the promotion of collaborative conflict resolution systems..

Its objectives are the following:

  1. Promote, in all areas, the development of Mediation and Conflict Management as a cooperative, constructive and peaceful way to address human conflicts and as a safeguard of the general interest.
  2. Develop the necessary actions so that the professional activity of mediation is regulated and recognized in all its areas, so as to guarantee the quality of the services provided by mediators.
  3. Guarantee the proper training of mediators and the role of these professionals. To do this, a catalogue of essential skills is being developed for the training of Mediation and Conflict Management professionals, approaching European and international standards in this matter.
  4. Establish a system of mutual recognition among universities of their training programmes in this area facilitating, where appropriate, student exchanges.
  5. Develop an accreditation and seal of quality of services and programmes, courses or training, as well as denouncing insufficient and/or inadequate training processes.
  6. Organize systems for the promotion and exchange of knowledge in mediation and conflict management, including the provision of services.
  7. The scientific and social promotion of research related to conflicts, cooperative and constructive conflict resolution, mediation, the management and transformation of conflicts and coexistence.
  8. Serve as a scientific society of reference in the branch of knowledge of mediation and conflict management, achieving maximum progress and proven results from research to be disseminated through specialized publications.
  9. Strengthen the public and institutional presence of this organization, to highlight its aspirations and objectives arising from its purpose.
  10. Establish institutional relations, nationally and internationally, for the development and fulfilment of the CUEMYC’s objectives.


The CUEMYC has broad international representation. Some 50 Universities, both public and private, are committed to this initiative.

The goals and objectives of the CUEMYC are increasingly shared by more universities that have joined the network, with the presence of Spanish, European and Latin American universities.

Affiliated and collaborating universities

Universidad del Aconcagua-Mendoza (Argentina)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (México)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Central (Chile)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Alicante
Universidad de Almería
Universidad de Barcelona
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Universidad de Burgos
Universidad de Cádiz
Universidad de Cagliari (Italia)
Universidad de Cantabria
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Universidad Degli Studio Di Génova (Italia)
Universidad de Deusto

Universidad Estacio de Sá (Brasil)
Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes
Universidad de Extremadura
Universidad de Girona
Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Huelva
Universidad de las Illes Balears
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
Universidad Jaume I de Castellón
Universidad de La Laguna
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Universidad de León
Universidad de Málaga
Universidad de Murcia
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (México)
Universidad Del Norte (Colombia)
Universidad Oberta de Catalunya

Universidad de Oviedo
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universidad del País Vasco
Universidad de Puebla (México)
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Sassari (Italia)
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Universidad Siglo XXI (Argentina)
Universidad de Sonora-Instituto de Mediación de México
Universidad de Valencia
Universidad de Valladolid
Universidad de Vigo
Universidad de Zaragoza


At present, the Board of Directors is made up of the following representatives:

President: Dra. Doña Leticia García Villaluenga, de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Vicepresident: Dr. Don Eduardo Vázquez de Castro, de la Universidad de Cantabria

General Secretary: Dr. Don Manuel Rosales Álamo, de la Universidad de La Laguna

Communication, Accreditation, Research and International Relations Coordinators:

  • Dr. Don Juan Ramón de Páramo Argüelles, de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Dra. Doña Francisca Fariña Rivera, de la Universidad de Vigo



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