How does EUROWHISTLE work and who is it for?

EUROWHISTLE works relatively simply. We have identified the points in the EU Whistleblowing Directive where the European Union has given Member States particular discretion in implementing the Directive. It is these aspects that can be regulated differently in the Member States, which can result in differences in the protection of whistleblowers and the design of whistleblowing management systems.

We then searched for and found excellent partners in each member state of the European Union who agreed to describe briefly and in essence how the regulation was implemented in the Member State concerned, using a unified and standardized chart. From this data we have created a simple database and connected it to search and comparison tool. In this way, users can quickly and easily select one or more Member States and check how the specific regulations have been implemented in the respective country.

What you should be aware of using EUROWHISTLE:

  • The platform is open source;
  • The platform is for guidance only and can in no way replace legal advice;
  • There is no relay that the information are full and correct;
  • The data sets are subject to continuous updating; if you find any that are not up to date, please let us know;
  • Some Member States have not yet transposed the Directive, in which case the datasets are missing or based on draft legislation.
  • For each country you will find a summary of the status of the legislative process as well as the name of the relevant transposition law in the original language.

In this way, we have created a simple digital tool with which all interested persons can get a quick overview not only of the implementation status, but also of the particular content-related implementation of the WB Directive in the Member States.

So, who is the platform for?

  • Organizations: All organizations, especially companies, which are active in various Member States and have to set up whistleblowing management systems in these countries.
  • Reporting persons: Whistleblowers who want to know how they are protected in the respective Member States
  • Scholars: Academics conducting research in the field of whistleblowing or learning it
  • Advisors: any consulting professions who want to get a quick overview
  • Justice: any persons from courts / prosecution who in future will decide on the basis of the transposition laws and would like to argue in a comparative law context.
  • Politics: politicians who want to compare and adapt their transposition laws with those of the Member States
  • all other persons interested in whistleblower protection and the design of whistleblower systems

We wish you a fruitful journey with EUROWHISTLE!