Whistleblower Protections: Challenges and Good Practice

November 18, 2021
Back to All Events

Transparency International Slovenia is hosting its 6th annual Business Integrity and Transparency Forum, as part of the International Fraud Awareness Week. 

When: Thursday 18 November 2021, 9:00 am (CET)
Where: Online, Register here by 16 November 2021
Fee: €30 per participant

The event will be held in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

This year’s event is dedicated to challenges and solutions related to whistleblower protection systems in organisations.

These will be presented in a panel discussion with Forum partners and experts in the field of whistleblower protection from Slovenia and abroad. The aim of the discussion is to highlight the possibilities for more effective protection of whistleblowers in the workplace, which can significantly contribute to a higher level of integrity in organisations and to the prevention of corruption and fraud.

The EU Whistleblower Directive must be transposed by Member States by 17 December 2021. Organisations are already preparing for the new obligations and standards, and the Forum will discuss concrete solutions. We will present both technical and other solutions that can help to make protection mechanisms work, and create a whistleblowing culture.


Time Speakers Description
9.00–9.05 H.E. Exc. Dag Hartelius, Embassy of Sweden


Welcoming address by the Ambassador of Sweden in Budapest.
9.05 –9.10 Dr. Samo Bardutzky, Transparency    International Slovenia Welcoming address by the representative of the Transparency International Slovenia Management Board.
9.10 –9.40 James Wasserstrom, The Integrity Sanctuary The Integrity Sanctuary Presentation by a veteran diplomat on his experience of the revelation of suspected irregularities while serving at the UN Mission, and the consequences of the revelation.
9.40 –10.40 James Wasserstrom, The Integrity Sanctuary

Matjaž Mešnjak, Ministry of Justice

Gregor Pirjevec, Commission for Prevention of Corruption

Representative of the Compliance Department (TBC) – Zavarovalnica Triglav

Nina Trček, winner of the Best Master’s Thesis Award (Whistleblower Protection in International Organisations)

Vasja Čepič, Transparency International Slovenia

Discussion among participants on challenges and good practices in the field of whistleblower protection.


The discussion will be moderated by Sebastijan Peterka, Project Manager at Transparency International Slovenia.

10.40 –11.00 Q&A with the audience Conclusion of the panel discussion

If you would like to highlight your whistleblowing events or activities on the WIN website, please drop us a line on info@whistleblowingnetwork.org