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25 Years of the European Ombudsman – Digital conference

26 October 2020 in Brussels


26 October 2020 in Brussels

This year marks 25 years since Jacob Söderman of Finland was named as the first European Ombudsman. On this prominent occasion, our founder and director, Alberto Alemanno, has been invited to be part of the panel of the online event organized on October 26th, to debate the future of the Ombudsman together with the current European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, and other high-level guest speakers.

This event is open to national and regional ombudsmen from all over Europe, as well as MEPs, civil society representatives, academics, EU officials and other interested participants.


Belgium, Brussels

Alberto Alemanno

Alberto Alemanno is the founder of The Good Lobby and Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law at HEC Paris since 2009. He has and an extensive career as an academic and public activist. For the last decade, he has devoted his work on the democratization of the European Union in areas such as public health, consumer rights and food policy as well as legal education reform. He has developed the concept of citizen lobbying to rethink representative democracy in the national and transnational space

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