2nd regional meeting of increasing the awareness Ombudsman was held at İzmir

May 26, 2016

Project for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Ombudsman Institution implemented with the partnership of UNDP and Ombudsman Institution held the 2nd Regional Meeting in İzmir with wide participation.


The meeting was realized on 26 May 2016 with the participation of public institutions operating in İzmir and surrounding cities, universities, non-governmental organizations, private sector representatives and the Bar Association. The regional conferences organized under the scope of the project aims to increase the awareness of Ombudsman Institution by individuals and institutions. At the same time, it is believed that the meeting will be effective for bringing the cooperation between civil society organizations working in the area and Ombudsman Institution to the desired level. 

The meeting that consisted of two parts, started with the opening speech of Chief Ombudsman M. Nihat Ömeroğlu and continued with the promotional film of Ombudsman Institution. “People oriented service and ombudsmanship in the processes and activities of the municipalities” was discussed with the participants in the second part of the meeting.

The Ombudsman Institution was established on 29 June 2012 for establishing effective compliant mechanism orf independent human rights mechanisms and functioning of the administration. In this context, Ombudsman Institution and UNDP initiated the “Project for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Ombudsman Institution” on March 2015 aiming to strengthen the operational and administrative capacity of the institution. The project aims to support the Ombudsman Institution through use of UNDP’s experience in the field of capacity development based on the comparative analysis case studies that are unique to different countries and international standards. The first project meeting that was held in İstanbul and second in İzmir, next meetings are planned to be organized in 5 additional regions.

“Mobile complaints vehicle” practice initiated by the Ombudsman Institution for promoting the regional conference organized under the partnership of UNDP came into life first in İzmir. The first stop of the “mobile complaints vehicle” was Konak Square that was created for reaching the citizens easier and communicating by taking the complaints in place. The complaints of the citizens were listened by the people who are informed by the specialist of the institutions at the stands that was established. 

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