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Whistleblower Protection in Europe

  • Challenges towards practical implementation of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive
Online Conference
24 September 2020 from 9:30 – 17:00 CEST
25 September 2020 from 9:30 – 12:30 CEST

Online Conference, 24 September 2020 – 25 September 2020

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Until October 2021 EU Member States have to transpose the new Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. The objective of this online conference will be to discuss practical challenges in implementation of the new Directive and to learn about good national practices in the field.

Key topics

  • Definition of “whistleblower”
  • Obligations of authorities and companies
  • Public disclosures
  • Reporting channels
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Support and protection measures for whistleblowers
  • Practical implementation of the Directive
  • Remedies and best practices in Member States
  • Relevant ECtHR case law

Who should attend?

Policymakers, ministry officials, ombudspersons, in-house counsel, lawyers, judges and prosecutors.

Interactive online conference

The online conference will be hosted on ERA’s own online training platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
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More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10% by 04.09.2020

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the voucher code field when you register.

40% - For Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.

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Important note
Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the Online conference. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.


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