Falset and Olot, upcoming visits of the Catalan Ombudsman's Office

The Catalan Ombudsman's Office will travel to Falset next May 7, and to Olot on May 26. Anyone who would like to make a query or lodge a complaint regarding administrations can make an appointment by calling 900 124 124, or sending an e-mail to sindic@sindic.cat In Falset, the Catalan Ombudsman will receive visits in Teatre de l'Artesana, and in Olot, at Casal Marià.
More information for Falset

Serbian Ombudsman to make study visit

A delegation of the Serbian Ombudsman will visit the Catalan Ombudsman from May 11-13. The visit will take place within the Catalan Ombudsman's joint project with the Serbian Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to keep giving support to the Ombudsman of this country. The working sessions will help the Catalan Ombudsman's staff advise their colleagues to support the Serbian Ombudsman in undertaking certain initiatives, such as a website aimed at children and young people, or a communication strategy for penitentiary center inmates.

Agreement for unique supervision with the Local Council of Sant Pere de Ribes

On May 13, the mayor of Sant Pere de Ribes, Josep Antoni Blanco, and the Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó, will sign a collaboration agreement to reinforce the defence of rights on the local level, which will mean that the Catalan Ombudsman will conduct a dedicated follow-up of the complaints and queries received from the residents of this municipality. This supervision will entail the preparation of an annual report. Sant Adrià de Besòs, Castellar del Vallès, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Cubelles and most recently, Cardedeu have signed similar agreements with the Catalan Ombudsman.
Information on Cubelles agreement formalization

The "Opening Doors to Rights" exhibit, in Falset and Terrassa

The travelling exhibition "Opening Doors to Rights", developed by the Catalan Ombudsman to show the history and work of the institution, can be visited at Falset's Teatre de l'Artesana (plaça de l'Artesana, s/n), from April 29 to May 15, and at the offices of the Terrassa Municipal Ombudsman (Masia Freixa, parc de Sant Jordi, s/n) from May 19 to 29.
More information

Working day with local Ombudsmen

Municipal social services, noise pollution and the work of local police forces will be the subjects of debate during the working day for local Ombudsmen and the Catalan Ombudsman. The session will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and viewpoints. It is to be held on May 20 in the Catalan Ombudsman's Barcelona headquarters, on Passeig Lluís Companys.

Agreement with the Catalan Parliament's Petitions Committee

Next May 12, the President of the Catalan Parliament, Ernest Benach, and Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó will sign a collaboration agreement regarding citizen petitions having to do with rights and freedoms. According to this agreement, the Catalan Ombudsman and the Petitions Committee will keep up fluid communication to avoid redundancies in their activities. There will also be an exchange of petitions which correspond to each organization due to the competencies granted to them by the law.

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