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Dear friends,

Two years ago, in the beginning of 2017, we started our Project. 2018 is coming to an end and it’s time to say goodbye now.   We thank you all, our Ukrainian colleagues, Lithuanian and Austrian experts, our partners and stakeholders for your contribution, work and friendship created along the way.  Our project is over,

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Twinning Ombudsman Closing Conference

On December 7, the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the team of Lithuanian and Austrian partners hosted the closing ceremony to mark the finalisation of the 2-year EU-funded Twinning Ombudsman Project. This project aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the Ukrainian Ombudsperson institution. Strong institution means better protected human rights,

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Twinning brushes

Now the day is almost over, And the work is almost done, Brushes out of the drawer, Experts starting having fun. Congratulations to Aušra Rauličkytė, Resident Twinning Adviser and Agne Limante, Twinning Expert on the wonderful exhibition! “Twinning brushes” celebrates the art performance of the Lithuanian professionals who found passion for painting while working in

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Maladministration and inappropriate administrative behaviour: how to prevent violations and restore violated rights?

Today we’re discussing the recommendations developed by the EU experts aimed at improving the existing or employing new instruments for restoring violated rights. Ombudspersons across Europe are increasingly tasked with providing not only an independent assessment of the quality of administration but also a stimulus for its improvement. The newly developed Code of good administrative

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Start of pilot trainings at the Ombudsman office

3-day course; 12 trained trainers from the Ukrainian Ombud office and 6 trainers from the EU human rights institutions; 60 participants from the Ombud office; 4 major topics: right to good administration, access to public information, personal data protection, antidiscrimination.   After a 5-day course conducted to develop competent trainers in May 2018, the trained

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Study visit to Lithuania to get familiar with Lithuanian training methodologies and know-how from other European countries

The delegation from the Secretariat is visiting Lithuania for a week of exchange of experiences with the Lithuanian Human rights institutions. Participants are not only getting familiar with the system of advance trainings in various bodies including judiciary system but also are actively involved in practical training sessions together with the personnel of the Lithuanian

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Weekend training on practical aspects of developing high quality recommendations, annual and special reports

This weekend 19 representatives of the Secretariat and 5 EU trainers got together for a 2-day interactive training. The training was held on 9-10 June at a beautiful location surrounded by pine forest. Twinning experts presented recommendations for increasing the efficiency of the work of the trainees through concrete examples from best European practice and

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