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Ombudsman: An independent official appointed to represent the interests of the general public by investigating or responding to individuals' complaints about maladministration or infringement of rights.
Our investigations are confined to maladministration in the institutions of the European Union. By maladministration, we mean: - administrative irregularities - abuse of power - lack of transparency - discrimination.
The European Network of Ombudsmen consists of over 90 offices in 32 European countries. The Network includes the national and regional ombudsmen and similar bodies of the Member States of the European Union, the candidate countries for EU membership, and certain other European countries, as well as the European Ombudsman and the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament.
The EU Ombudsman organizes 2-3 public events per year: A broader event in April/May and a more specialized event on Right to Know Day every 28 September. As a new initiative, we have also made an effort to reach out to businesses in February 2014. We make an effort to stream these events live and publish them afterwards to ensure the widest possible access.
Furthermore, Ombudsman staff frequently participate in public events, and where they are filmed we collect them in this playlist.