IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

In its efforts to further increase the regional impact of the IOI, the members of the IOI Board of Directors decided at their recent Board meeting in Vienna to continue the regional subsidy programme for the membership year 2017/2018. Institutional members wishing to apply for a regional subsidy can submit project proposal until 1 September 2017.
Este año el concurso de la Federación Iberoamericana del Ombudsman (FIO) reconocerá un trabajo que defienda los derechos de los niños, adolescentes y jóvenes migrantes en situación de vulnerabilidad en Iberoamérica. Hasta el 30 de agosto pueden postularse publicaciones realizadas entre el 1 de mayo de 2016 y el 5 de mayo de 2017. El ganador se llevará una beca de estudio en el Instituto Berg, de España.
Zoran Pašalić, lawyer from Belgrade, was elected as new Protector of Citizens (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Serbia. Mr. Pašalić was born in 1958. In his long career he worked on legal issues in number of  companies, and as of 2003 started career as a judge. Prior to the election as the new Ombudsman, Mr. Pašalić was President of Appellate Misdemeanor Court.