Madeira. Ombudsman Office organizes Human Rights Seminar on the occasion of the presentation of the study “Implementation of Public Policies on Social Housing”

The public presentation of the study on the “Implementation of Public Policies regarding Social Housing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira“, conducted under the scientific coordination of Professor António Almeida and Professor Susana Teles, will take place on October 28th, at 10.30am, at the Rectory of the University of Madeira. Promoted by the Ombudsman Office, under the scope of the…

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Azores. Provedoria de Justiça organises Human Rights Conference on the occasion of the presentation of a study on Access to the Regional Health System

The public presentation of the study on “Access to the Regional Health System – Autonomous Region of the Azores” [in Portuguese only], conducted by Professor Piedade Lalanda, will take place on 15 October, at 10.30am, in the Aula Magna of the University of the Azores. Promoted by the Ombudsman Office, under the scope of the DEMOS Project, the presentation of…

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Raising awareness of the Ombudsman in the outermost regions

The DEMOS Project, integrated in the INTERREG 2014-2020 programme and financed by the European Regional Development Fund FEDER, aims to foster activities aimed at increasing the levels of development and socioeconomic integration of the outermost regions of Portugal and Spain, composed of the archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Within the scope of the Ombudsman’s Office participation…

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DEMOS Project. Ombudsman Office promotes studies on access to Health in the Azores and Social Housing in Madeira

The DEMOS Project, integrated in the INTERREG 2014-2020 programme and financed by the European Regional Development Fund FEDER, aims to foster activities designed to increase the levels of development and socio-economic integration of the outermost regions of Portugal and Spain, composed of the archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Within the scope of the Ombudsman’s participation in…

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Ombudsman at the Commission for Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, is received, in hearing, on 28 September, at 15h00, by the Commission of Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees for the presentation and discussion of the Annual Report of Activities for the year 2020, including the Report of the National Preventive Mechanism. Learn more here. To listen to the hearing click here.

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Ombudsman participates in webinar on the use of European funds during the pandemic to support older people and people with disabilities

The Ombudsman participated, through her Cabinet Adviser Patrícia Fragoso Martins, in the webinar promoted by the European Network of Ombudsmen dedicated to “Institutional care, the use of EU funds and lessons from the pandemic”. The event took place on 15 September and was organized following the enquiry promoted by the European Ombudsman on the use of European funds and the…

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Law 26/2020. Ombudsman requests review by the Constitutional Court

The Ombudsman submitted a request to the Constitutional Court to review the constitutionality of articles 10, no. 2, 13, no. 4 and 14, no. 1 of Law no. 26/2020 of 21 July. Transposing a European directive, the aforementioned law establishes the obligation to communicate to the Tax and Customs Authority certain internal or cross-border mechanisms with tax relevance.The request addressed…

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