The mediator's task is to guide the conflicting parties through the negotiation and agreement process. The mediator is responsible for the course and structure of the process, but not for the content or the solution. The issues to be negotiated in mediation and the solution are determined exclusively by the parties themselves.
The Mediator is therefore
- He is not a therapist, because he does not clarify the relationship between the parties, but supports them in developing solutions to specific problems,
- not a "joint" lawyer for the parties, as he does not represent the parties as a lawyer,
- not a judge, because he does not decide which regulation is to be made