May 22, 2019

European Union of the Deaf Youth to Create Ombuds Program

EUDY, the European organization of national associations of deaf young people in Europe, has taken steps to create its first Ombuds program. According to Liisa Halonen, the Secretary General, EUDY's General Assembly agreed to establish an independent committee to act as a mediator for issues involving Full Members and internal bodies, including EUDY's board. The Ombuds committee will also forward complaints to the board.

On the nomination of their organizations, the General Assembly appointed three committee members to three-year terms: Pedro Mourão (Portuguese Deaf Youth Commission CNJS-FPAS), Mark Berry (Danish Deaf Youth Association DDU), and Philip Power (Irish Deaf Youth Association IDYA). (EUDY Twitter.)

Update 6/12/19: The affiliations of the three committee members were corrected on information provided by EUDYouth.

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