Visit of the European Ombudsmen
The Office of Ombudsman was hosting a Meeting of European Regional Directors of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). The IOI European Board comprises of Ombudsmen from the following countries: Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Catalonia and Sweden who gather once every six months in order to elaborate the most important issues applying to the protection of human rights in Europe, the current work of the Institute and international cooperation between their institutions. Among the key topics discussed were problems relating to the privatization of public services, the implementation of the EU Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive and Ukraine’s situation in the context of the protection of human rights. The next meeting of the European IOI Boards is planned in September 2014 in Tallinn.