RAI Secretariat delivers the Third Annual Regional Multi-Beneficiary Training on Whistleblower Protection

How do you receive and assess retaliation complaints from employees? How do you behave toward citizens? What key questions do you ask and do you gather information?

These are some of the questions addressed and discussed at the two-day Third Annual Regional Multi-Beneficiary Training on Whistleblower Protection that started today in Sarajevo, organized by the RAI Secretariat.

The training is facilitated by RAI Whistleblowing Experts Tom Devine and Mark Worth, and by RAI Anti-Corruption Expert – Project Manager Elmerina Ahmetaj Hrelja who provided trainees – public institutions and CSO representatives from Western Balkans and Moldova – with practical knowledge and tools relevant to enabling effective whistleblower disclosures and protection.

The training aimed to ensure intersectoral (public institutions and CSOs) exchange of experiences and lessons learned for purposes of identifying opportunities for mutual collaboration on effective whistleblower protection. It combined trainer introductory remarks, exercises, trainer and trainee reflections, structured discussions, recommendations and conclusions.

The multi-beneficiary training was facilitated on February 1-2, 2023, as part of the four-day regional meeting on whistleblower protection, organized under the auspices of the regional project ‘Breaking the Silence: Enhancing the whistleblowing policies and culture in Western Balkans and Moldova’, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the RAI Secretariat.