The future of the new whistleblower directive
Members of the platform are organising a joint press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 17 April to mark the Parliament's adoption of the whistleblower directive.
CIVIL SOCIETY EVENT TO MARK THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S ADOPTION OF A NEW DIRECTIVE TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS
Organised by Eurocadres, Transparency International EU & Whistleblowing International Network, WIN
In cooperation with ALDE PACE, Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, S&D in the European Parliament
Find invitation and documents at http://tinyurl.com/WhistleblowerFiles
15h00-16h00 on 17 April
European Parliament, Strasbourg, ROOM R3.1
Register at http://tinyurl.com/whistleblowerprotection
In the final session before the EU elections, the European Parliament will vote for a new EU Directive to protect whistleblowers in Europe. Civil society played an essential role in making this happen.
Press, politicians and civil society will gather to assess this landmark break-through in legal rights for citizens acting in the public interest, and how it will help to strengthen transparency and accountability in Europe.
As the scandals revealed by whistleblowers in LuxLeaks and Panama Papers investigations continue to reverberate around Europe and the world, and new information sheds light on wrongdoing affecting our financial systems, our food, and our environment, we also take a moment to highlight the work ahead.
Our work is to turn legal rights into active protection and to advance whistleblowing disclosures to achieve lasting change in the public interest.
Chaired by Virginie Rozière, MEP – Rapporteur on whistleblower protection, Committee of Legal Affairs, European Parliament
Pascal Durand, MEP – Committee of Legal Affairs, European Parliament
Antoine Deltour, former auditor with PwC and LuxLeaks whistleblower
Sylvain Waserman, MP, Rapporteur on whistleblower protection, PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Council of Europe
Nick Aiossa, Transparency International EU
Martin Jefflén, Eurocadres
Anna Myers, Whistleblowing International Network (WIN)
Seven months remains for EU member states to transpose the whistleblower directive into national legislation.
Can transposing the Whistleblower Protection Directive be done on time? Maybe, but not at the cost of transparency and inclusiveness
EU governments were given two years to bring their national whistleblowing frameworks in line with the EU Directive on Whistleblower Protection.
Transposition of the Whistleblower Protection Directive is a chance to ensure that people can expose abuses safely across the European Union – but EU nations might be letting the opportunity pass us all by.
The EU Whistleblowing Meter tracks the progress of transposition in each country.
Professor Wim Vandekerckhove from University of Greenwich has analysed the work of the platform in reaching a directive proposal on the protection of whistleblowers.
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