On 8 September 2021, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights gave a talk at the roundtable discussion entitled “Civil Society – Support or Problem for the Authorities” in the framework of the Economic Forum.
The European Ombudsman Institute, i.e. the EOI held its Board meeting and annual General Assembly in Novi Sad, Serbia on 2–3 September 2021. At the meeting, which was held in combination with a conference, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr Ákos Kozma was re-elected to be a Board Member of the organisation. The Hungarian Ombudsman was also elected by the General Assembly to become a member of the Executive Board.
On 31 August 2021, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights attended the special executive meeting of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (OIF) held on the occasion of the handover ceremony of the direction of the institution.
Dr. Ákos Kozma, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities received Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in their Office on 27 August 2021.
On 26 August 2021, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma gave a talk on the rights of children in public education entitled “…Because Rights and Obligations Are Two Sides of a Coin…” at the Heart of Jesus Church (Jézus Szíve templom) in Mezőkövesd.
By his measures, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights established the conditions of exemplary operation and compliant task performance, therefore the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the legal successor taking over the tasks of the Equal Treatment Authority, can guarantee the satisfaction of the requirement of equal treatment more efficiently. In the new organisational context, the situation of public finances significantly improved, and the measures taken in order to reorganise the Equal Treatment Authority were justified, which fact is also supported by the deficiencies uncovered during the audit carried out by the State Audit Office for the period of 2017–2019.