The user committee's remit
The user committee shall be an interdisciplinary committee for cooperation and the exchange of experience between interest groups and voluntary organisations. It shall also be possible for the committee to contribute input to the Ombud's role as a driving force.
LDO's remit stipulates that it must have a user committee. The purpose of the committee is to improve the Ombud's knowledge of relevant issues and trends.
The committee shall be useful to the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, which can draw on the committee members' expert opinions and experience. The user committee shall consist of 12-14 resource persons who have expertise in relation to the following grounds for discrimination: gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national minorities and age.
The members of the committee are nominated by LDO for a term of two years. No deputy members are appointed. If a member is unable to fulfil his/her duties, LDO will consider whether to supplement the committee.
It is the Ombud's responsibility to facilitate a systematic dialogue with the committee. The committee is convened up to twice every six months. LDO can invite parts of the committee to discuss particular issues as required. LDO chooses its representatives to participate in individual meetings with the committee.