Time to set up the channels - Internal whistleblowing channels to promote reporting

March 26, 2021
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Internal whistleblowing channels to promote reporting

When: 26 March 2021, 10:00-12:00 CET / 9:00 - 11:00 GMT
Where: Zoom, register here

The event will have interpretation in English, French and Spanish

Join Eurocadres for a series of panel debates with various stakeholders involved in establishing internal reporting channels in private and public companies. 

We hear about whistleblowers because they turn to media to report wrongdoings of the company or organisation where they have been employed. But whistleblowers turn to the public only in rare cases. The vast majority tries to address the matter internally. Implementation of internal reporting channels is a key component of the EU directive on whistelblower protection adopted in 2019. 

Panel no. 1: Experiences with internal reporting channels 
Establishing adequate reporting channels is however a complex undertaking and needs often a change in company culture. In this fist panel we will discuss with trade union representatives and representatives of the management in a company or public service their experience of setting up internal channels. What was their motivation? What have been the challenges and what still needs to be improved? But also, what did improve and what have been the reasons for improvement?

— Pedro Mures Baena, Nokia Spain & UGT 
— Anna Sollien, Norwegian Police service &  Norwegian Police Federation
— Sofia Lencart Pimentel, Central Bank of Portugal
— Olinda Maria Matinho Gonçalves Rio, Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal  
— Yntse Koenen, Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands & FNV


Panel no. 2: Third party providers of whistleblowing tools 
Companies have the possibility to outsource the internal channels to third party providers. On one hand these third party providers have the experience and infrastructure in place, on the other hand it raises questions about data privacy and protection. This discussion will look into different angles of third party providers of internal whistleblowing channels.

— Jan Tadeusz Stappers, WhistleB
— Dave Lewis, Middlesex University

Moderated by Vigjilenca Abazi, Maastricht University


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