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2017

  • 14/11/2017 - Press release
    - ENOC cooperation and policies for the protection of rights and the social integration of refugee children
    The need for focused policies, multi-faceted measures and European cooperation for the protection of rights and the social integration of refugee and immigrant children has been highlighted by the 23 European Children’s Ombudspersons, in their meeting in Athens, hosted by the Greek Ombudsman in collaboration with UNICEF, financed by the European Commission.
  • 31/10/2017 - Press release
    - ENOC 2017 Position Statement on a "Comprehensive Relationship and Sexuality Education: the right of children to be informed"
    On the occasion of ENOC 21st Annual Conference and General Assembly meeting held in Helsinki, Finland, in September 2017, ENOC members unanimously adopted a statement to express their recommendations on the right of children to be informed about relationships and sexuality education. The 2017 ENOC position statement is now available in English (http://enoc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ENOC-position-statement-on-CRSE.pdf)
  • 13/10/2017 - Summary
    - Issue of primary school qualifications for foreign minors
    The social service of a Child Protection Institute turned to the Ombudsman after finding that the local primary school, schooling a number of foreign minors hosted by the Institute, was not treating them as normally registered students. The Ombudsman noted that, on the basis of the existing legislation, children of third-country citizens residing in the country are registered in public schools even lacking supporting documents. The positive outcome of the intervention of the Ombudsman coincided with the recent adoption of an explicit provision on the matter.
  • 02/08/2017 - Summary
    - Retroactive granting of a welfare allowance to a child with severe disabilities
    Municipal social service, in agreement with the parents of a child suffering from severe disability, sought the assistance of the Ombudsman to resume the child’s disability allowance, after it had been discontinued for a long period without the beneficiary’s fault. In the course of the investigation, there was a shift in attitude on behalf of the State Agency and the child’s guardian submitted a supplementary complaint due to subsequent conflict of interest. After repeated interventions by the Ombudsman to the agencies involved, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity adopted the positions of the Independent Authority and the social service was given instructions to grant the allowance retroactively, also covering the period of the child’s transfer from the centre.
  • 30/03/2017 - Summary
    - Succession waiver by a minor heir
    The mother of a minor heir contacted the Greek Ombudsman, because the tax office of Ilioupoli refused to accept the validity of the succession waiver by the minor heir, taking the view that when coming of age, the heir had to undertake an inventory of the estate. The Ombudsman requested the intervention of the Ministry of Finance, in order to overcome the obstacles raised by the competent tax office. The Ministry agreed with the Ombudsman, thus safeguarding the interests of the minor heir.

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