|On September 12, 2002 the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Bulgarian Association for Fair Elections and Civil Rights - Razgrad Club - organized an information day in Razgrad dedicated to the establishment of local ombudsman type institutions. Representatives of the central and local administration, the local selfgovernment, NGOs, citizens, journalists, and local ombudsmen from the city and region of Razgrad took part in the event.|
The discussion focussed on the nature of the ombudsman institution, the mechanisms for its establishment in different countries and the principles of the Draft Laws on the Ombudsman, adopted by the National Assembly on a first reading. Special attention was given to the establishment of this type of institutions on local level and especially to the experience in Razgrad, Loznitsa and Zavet.
All participants expressed their support of establishing the Ombudsman institution in Bulgaria on parliamentary and local level and its legislative regulation.