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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Ombudsman participates in the Annual Conference of the IOI and takes office in the Directorate of the European Region and on the International Board of the Institute

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, attended the General Assembly, the International Board meeting and then the Annual Conference of the IOI – International Ombudsman Institute, which took place between 25 and 27 May in Dublin (remotely). The General Assembly was marked by the inauguration of the new members of the governing bodies of this international organisation, including the Ombudsman of…

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Ombudsmen of Portugal and Cape Verde sign Cooperation Protocol

he Ombudsmen of Portugal and Cape Verde, Maria Lúcia Amaral and José Carlos Delgado, signed a Cooperation Protocol to strengthen the conditions for sharing knowledge, good practices and exchanging experiences, as well as facilitating citizens’ access to their institutions. The Protocol foresees, among others, the development of joint actions of capacity building and exchange, namely of specialized technicians, so that…

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Ombudsman publishes the”Pandemic Notebooks”

The Ombudsman’s Office is publishing a small collection entitled “Pandemic Notebooks”, three studies on the extraordinary times we live in. The first focuses on the general topic of education and collects information that was obtained during the first phase of suspension of classroom classes that took place in 2020. The second focuses on homelessness and covers roughly the same period…

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Ombudsman addresses the Rule of Law in a conference organized by the Portuguese presidency of the EU

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, spoke at the two-day high-level conference on “The Rule of Law in Europe”, which brought together, in Coimbra, politicians, magistrates, academics and representatives of civil society. Co-organized with the European Commission, the conference took place in the framework of the Portuguese presidency of the European Union in a hybrid format (in person and online), with…

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Deputy Ombudsman attends conference on UN resolution on the role of the Ombudsman

The Deputy Ombudsman, Joaquim Pedro Cardoso da Costa, attended on 7 April the international conference on the United Nations Resolution on the "role of the Ombudsman and ombudsman institutions in the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance and the rule of law". The webinar was organized by the Ombudsman of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Council of Europe…

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High-Level Conference Debates the Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe

Deputy Ombudsman Joaquim Pedro Cardoso da Costa participates in the high-level conference "Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe – The Way Forward", scheduled for 30 March. Organized by the Ministry of Justice, with the support of the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), within the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the…

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