A key policy objective in 2019/20 was to improve the draft EU Directive on whistleblower protection. We are delighted to announce that the EU Directive on the protection of person reporting breaches of EU law
will be officially adopted in October 2019.
From 2019 through to 2021, WIN is committed to working with its Members and Associates to ensure the EU Directive's transposition into national laws across the EU is rigorous and raises the bar well above minimum standards. EU member states have two years from the formal date of adoption to transpose the directive into their national legal systems.
In 2019, WIN signed the Valencia Pledge
and committed to help facilitate collaboration between European NGOs and Latin American NGOs to raise public awareness of the value and importance of whistleblowing and to push for strong legal protection for whistleblowers in Latin America. We will keep you posted on these activities as they develop.