Report on the Workshop on Whistleblowing

On September 28th and 29th, 2023, the Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK) hosted a workshop on whistleblowing, organized on behalf of EPAC/EACN. The recently released report sheds light on the outcomes of the workshop centered around the crucial topic of whistleblowing.

Convened by the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and the European contact-point network against corruption (EACN), the workshop took place in Vienna at the premises of BAK. With the participation of 25 individuals and five experts from 12 countries, representing 19 anti-corruption agencies and police oversight bodies, the event spanned a day and a half, fostering robust discussion, knowledge exchange, and collaboration.

The workshop served as a link for experts and practitioners from EPAC/EACN member organizations, addressing the challenges and dynamics of operating internal and external reporting offices. It underscored the indispensable role of whistleblowing in combatting corruption and advancing transparency. The success of the workshop owes much to the dedication of all participants and speakers, who generously shared their expertise, insights, and perspectives.

The core elements and discoveries of the workshop are now available for download (prepared by Lukas Krupitsch, University Assistant and Lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business; Legal Associate (White Collar Crime and Criminal Law on Corruption)).

A sincere thank you extends to all who contributed to this enriching workshop.

Funded from the European Union's Internal Security Fund-Police