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How the European Commission accommodates the needs of staff members with disabilities in the context of the COVID-19 crisis
Piątek | 02 lipca 2021
How the European Commission has accommodated the needs of staff members with disabilities in the context of the COVID-19 emergency
Wtorek | 29 czerwca 2021
Sposób, w jaki Komisja Europejska przeprowadziła proces prowadzący do zmiany polisy ubezpieczenia chorobowego i wypadkowego dla Pomocniczych Tłumaczy Konferencyjnych
Piątek | 04 czerwca 2021
Odmowa przyznania przez Komisję Europejską podwójnego dodatku na dziecko z niepełnosprawnością pozostające na utrzymaniu pracownika
Piątek | 21 maja 2021
Strategic inquiry OI/2/2021/MMO into how the European Commission monitors EU Funds used to promote the right of persons with disabilities and older persons to independent living
Piątek | 05 lutego 2021
Strategiczne postępowanie wyjaśniające OI/2/2021/MMO dotyczące sposobu, w jaki Komisja Europejska monitoruje środki unijne stosowane w promowaniu praw do niezależnego życia osób z niepełnosprawnościami i osób starszych
Środa | 03 lutego 2021
Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Commission concerning the strategic inquiry OI/2/2021/MMO into how the European Commission monitors EU funds used to promote the right of persons with disabilities and older persons to independent living
Środa | 03 lutego 2021
Reply from the European Commission to the European Ombudsman on how the European Commission accommodates the needs of staff members with disabilities in the context of the COVID-19 emergency
Wtorek | 27 października 2020
Failure of the European Commission to ensure that the Member States spend European Structural Investment Funds in line with the obligations stemming from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Poniedziałek | 03 sierpnia 2020
Decision in case 1233/2019/MMO on how the European Commission ensures that Member State governments spend European Structural and Investment Funds in line with the obligations stemming from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Czwartek | 30 lipca 2020
The case concerned the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds) for the construction of institutional care facilities for persons with disabilities in Hungary and Portugal. The complainant considered that the European Commission should have taken action on these projects, as it believed them to be at odds with the EU’s obligations to ensure people with disabilities are supported to live independently and to be included in the community.
The Ombudsman already had occasion, in the course of an earlier inquiry, to set out her views on the use of ESI funds on institutions rather than to promote independent living. The Ombudsman was encouraged by the Commission’s follow-up to her suggestions in that case, received in the course of this inquiry, and in particular the greater ambition it is showing for the 2021-27 programming period.
In this case, the Ombudsman finds that, as regards the first phase of the ‘deinstitutionalisation’ process in Hungary, the Commission has not acted in a sufficiently timely manner. Due to the lessons learnt in that phase, however, the Commission has shown greater caution as regards the use of ESI funds to continue the deinstitutionalisation process in that Member State. In the case of Portugal, the Ombudsman trusts that the Commission will act upon the findings and recommendations of the UN and the upcoming expert report in an effective manner.
On this basis, the Ombudsman closes the inquiry. She will now examine with the members of the European Network of Ombudsmen the need for further work in this area, in particular in light of the problems encountered in institutional care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also sets out three suggestions for improvement to address the issues identified in this case.
Décision dans l’affaire 699/2020/MMO portant sur l’absence de communication de la part de la Commission européenne des résultats d’ examens médicaux
Środa | 22 lipca 2020
Letter from the European Ombudsman to the President of the European Commission on how the European Commission accommodates the needs of staff members with disabilities in the context of the COVID-19 emergency
Środa | 03 czerwca 2020
Sposób uwzględniania przez Komisję Europejską potrzeb pracowników niepełnosprawnych w kontekście sytuacji wyjątkowej związanej z epidemią COVID-19
Środa | 03 czerwca 2020
Czwartek | 14 maja 2020
Decision in case 83/2019/KT on how the European Personnel Selection Office accommodated a candidate´s special needs in a selection procedure for EU civil servants
Środa | 27 listopada 2019
The complainant is a visually impaired candidate who participated in a selection procedure for EU civil servants organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). She argued that, in a test, she was not given the special accommodation promised to her, which was a manual timer.
It was not possible to establish what type of device EPSO had given the complainant and whether the complainant had received instructions on how to use it. However, EPSO informed the Ombudsman that it was working on improving the information on special accommodation measures that it makes available to candidates.
The Ombudsman closed the case with a suggestion to EPSO that it informs her of the updated information on special accommodation measures. The Ombudsman also suggested that candidates who are promised special measures be clearly informed, beforehand and in writing, about how they should proceed if they consider that there is a problem with these measures on the spot.
Decision in case 1848/2018/KR on the European Commission’s rejection of an organisation's application in a call for proposals which aimed to establish support for European networks active in the area of rights of persons with disabilities
Czwartek | 07 listopada 2019
The case concerned a 2017 grant procedure organised by the European Commission under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme. The complainant is the European Network on Independent Living (‘ENIL’), a Europe-wide network of people with disabilities, who applied for a grant under this procedure.
The Commission assessed ENIL’s application and decided not to recommend it for funding. The complainant alleged that the Commission had not evaluated its application fairly. The complainant also argued there was a lack of transparency preventing it from establishing in what respect its application for funding failed to meet the different evaluation criteria.
The Ombudsman inspected documents in the Commission’s file on the grant procedure and found no evidence of unfair treatment of the complainant. The Ombudsman concluded that the Commission’s reasoning and scoring in the assessment of the proposals was plausible and consistent.
The Ombudsman also assessed whether the Commission had provided the complainant with enough information about why its proposal was rejected. The Ombudsman found that the Commission had informed the complainant about why its bid was unsuccessful, including by meeting the complainant after the rejection letter had been sent out.
The Ombudsman closed the inquiry finding no maladministration. She noted, however, that the Commission should give an entity seeking funding a full copy of the Commission’s overall assessment of the proposal, on request, including the marks awarded for each criterion and an explanation as regards why that mark was awarded.
Niezapewnienie przez Komisję Europejską wydatkowania środków z europejskich funduszy strukturalnych i inwestycyjnych w państwach członkowskich zgodnie ze zobowiązaniami wynikającymi z Konwencji Narodów Zjednoczonych o prawach osób niepełnosprawnych
Czwartek | 17 października 2019
Decision in case 1035/2018/AP on how the European Parliament dealt with a request from a staff member with a disability to be allowed to work remotely
Czwartek | 10 października 2019
The case concerned the European Parliament’s decision to reject the request from a staff member with a disability to be allowed to work remotely to accommodate her special needs. Parliament argued that the complainant does not need to work remotely to be able to carry out the essential tasks of her job.
Based on her inquiry, the Ombudsman found that there was no maladministration by Parliament.
Decision in case 896/2019/JAP on the failure of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) to make the fraud notification form on its website accessible for persons with a visual impairment
Środa | 21 sierpnia 2019
Decision of the European Ombudsman concerning complaint 1043/2019/MMO against the European Commission
Czwartek | 04 lipca 2019