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The head of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office has met with the Ukrainian Ombudswoman

30 September 2016

Seimo kontrolierius su Ukrainos ombudsmeneThe Seimas Ombudsman, head of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office Mr. Augustinas Normantas has met with the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska to discuss cooperation issues in strengthening the capacities of apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.

The implementation issues of the European Union's Twinning project “Implementation of the Best European Practices with the Aim of Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to Protect Human Rights and Freedoms (Apparatus)” were in the centre of the talks during the meeting.

Partners of the twinning project from Lithuania and Austria discussed primary activities of the project, among those, one of the most important event – the Kick-off aiming to introduce the project to the Society of Ukraine.

Under the leadership of the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas the project will be implemented by Lithuanian experts of legal science and practice representing the Law Institute of Lithuania, the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office of the Republic of Lithuania, the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, the State Data Protection Inspectorate, and the Law Faculty of Vilnius University.

Austria is represented in the project by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Administrative and financial management of this two-year project will be implemented by the Central Project Management Agency.

Lithuania is actively involved in the EU Twinning Programme in Ukraine. Since 2010 Lithuanian authorities, together with partners from other EU countries, have been sharing their experience concerning judicial reform, land management and transport safety in Ukraine.

The EU Twinning programme funded by the European Commission supports cooperation of related institutions of different countries, strengthens the administrative capacity of countries beneficiaries as well as helps them to implement necessary reforms.

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