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    Exchange of knowledge and experience

    The National Ombudsman is frequently invited to help other countries establish a similar institution. Projects are intended to strengthen the partner organization through the exchange of knowledge and experience.
    Each project is unique: there are no ‘ready-made’ training modules or programmes. The participants work together as equals, exploring the relevant topics and seeking solutions in keeping with the specific economic, cultural, political and geographical context. The National Ombudsman shares success stories as well as lessons learned from past projects. The process benefits both parties.



    Projects
     

    Indonesia 

    Enhancing Citizens’ Protection against Improper Behaviour by Government Institutions: Strengthening Indonesia’s Ombudsman in the Regions. (2013 – 2015)

    • Project of cooperation between the Ombudsman of the Republic Indonesia, the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands and the Van Vollenhoven Institute.
    • Project financed under the Rule of Law programme of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
       

    Jordan 

    Prolongation of project of cooperation between the Ombudsman Bureau of Jordan and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands. (2012-2014)

    • Project financed by the MATRA South fund of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    Rwanda 

    Project of cooperation between the Ombudsman of Rwanda and the Dutch National Ombudsman. (2010 – 2011)

    • Project financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    Republic of Serbia

    Twinning Support to the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia. (2009 – 2011)

    • Beneficiary: the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia
    • Lead Member State: Greece
    • Junior Member State: The Netherlands
    • Project financed by the European Commission. Project No. SR 07 IB JH 01. 


    Estonia

    Project of cooperation between the Chancellor of Justice of and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands. (2009 – 2010)

    • Project financed by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tallinn.

     

    Republic of Bulgaria

    Strengthening the capacity of the National Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria to protect human rights, counteract corruption and promote good governance.  (2007 – 2009)

    • Project of cooperation between the Ombudsman of Bulgaria and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands.
    • Project financed by the MATRA fund of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    Romania

    Strengthening the administrative and institutional capacity of the People's Advocate.  (2004-2007)

    • Project of cooperation between the People’s Advocate of Romania and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands.
    • Project financed by the MATRA fund of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


    Czech Republic

    Strengthening the institute of the Public Defender of Rights. (2003 – 2007)

    • Project of cooperation between the Public Defender of Rights of the and the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands.
    • Project financed by the MATRA fund of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Contact

    Do you have any questions? Please contact:

    Stephan Sjouke

    T +31 70 356 36 68
    S.Sjouke@nationaleombudsman.nl

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