European Ombudsman

Territory: Europe Union
Continent: Europe
Scope: EU institutions, bodies and agencies
Competence: Ombudsman role

Year established: 1995

Number of staff: 79
Head of authority: Emily O´Really 
The European Parliament first elected Emily O’Reilly as European Ombudsman in July 2013. Following the European Parliament elections, she was re-elected for a five-year mandate in December 2014 and again in December 2019. Prior to becoming European Ombudsman, she served as Ireland’s first female Ombudsman and Information Commissioner (2003-2013) and Commissioner for Environmental Information (2007-2013). Emily O’Reilly is an author and a former journalist and broadcaster, whose career has attracted significant domestic and international recognition.  
Contact details:
Address: Médiateur européen, 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403, F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex
Telephone: +33 3 88 17 23 13
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