The "Opening Doors to Rights" exhibit, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The traveling exhibition, "Opening Doors to Rights", conceived by the Catalan Ombudsman to demonstrate the institution's history and work, can be visited at the Vilartagues Civic Center in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (pl. Salvador Espriu s/n) from July 1 to 11.
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The Catalan Ombudsman takes part in the annual meeting of university ombudspersons

Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó will take part next July 10 in the Annual Meeting of University Ombudspersons and Advocates of the Vives University Network, which includes most universities in the Catalan-speaking regions of Spain. This year's meeting will be held at the University of Valencia.
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Special report: "Protection of children at high social risk in Catalonia"

The report offers an overarching diagnosis of the protection system and reveals indicators of its saturation and several shortcomings. Analysis of the figures points to a significant increase in the resources allocated to the protection system. They have risen by 28% in the 2003-2007 period. This is in line with the increase in the number of children under protection (27%). That notwithstanding, the increased number of professionals on Children and Adolescent Affairs Units (CAAUs) and greater residential capacity have not kept the centers from being at their limit or over their capacity. Many children are unable to access the resource best suited to their needs.
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The Catalan Ombudsman "Proòm" of the Aran Valley

The Aran Valley Sindic (head of the local authorities), Francesc Boya, and the Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, have signed an agreement between the two institutions to create the figure of the Aran Valley Proòm. This is to be a defender of the rights of the Aran Valley administrants, and guarantor of the proper conduct of self-government. The Catalan Ombudsman has taken on the name of Pròom de la Val d'Aran, and will offer a unique viewpoint of supervision of the Conselh Generau. The results will be taken up, amongst others, in an annual report.

Rafael Ribó, chairman of the European Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Institute

Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó has been appointed Chairman of the European Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) after being re-elected Director of the Board during the general assembly held in Stockholm from June 9 to June 12.This appointment will entail the establishment in Barcelona of the European region headquarters.
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