- May 13, 2016
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- Category: RAI News
Workshop on Corruption Reporting and Whistleblower Protection, organized by RAI – Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative in cooperation with RACVIAC – Centre for Security who hosted the event, ReSPA – Regional School for Public Administration, and RCC – Regional Cooperation Council, took place on 10-11 May 2016 in Rakitje, Croatia.
The objective of this Workshop was to increase capacity of relevant public institutions about protection of whistleblowers, as well as to increase awareness about needed legal solutions in South East Europe. The event was attended by representatives of institutions from South Eastern Europe, in charge of implementation of whistleblowing policies at respective national levels. Participants had an opportunity to discuss the most relevant aspects of whistleblowing and to gain better understanding of the specific elements in corruption reporting and whistleblower protection, such as reporting channels, identity protection, confidentiality, protection mechanisms, etc. Sharing of experiences and presentation of practical cases enabled better understanding of existing practices and mechanisms on national levels.
Implementation of international instruments and standards in this field was also in the focus of discussion among participants.
The workshop resulted in outlining the most demanding common challenges in the field of whistleblower protection, but also in identifying the future steps in addressing those challenges and needs from a regional perspective.