IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

The Starter kit for new ombudsmen and developing or expanding offices (Starter Kit) was funded by the IOI through a regional subvention, and jointly undertaken by the offices of the Western Australian Ombudsman and New South Wales Ombudsman.
A follow-up NPM Workshop was hosted by the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania. The three-day workshop brought 25 participants from 17 different countries to Vilnius to explore issues of common concern relating to the monitoring of psychiatric institutions.
Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on migrant integration with the view to provide guidance to governments and parliaments to design and implement successful integration policies. It highlights the European standards which govern this field and sets forth a number of concrete recommendations to ease migrants’ integration.