In April 2019, the European Parliament adopted a game-changing Directive designed to protect whistleblowers across Europe. After the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament approved the new law, it came into force on 16 December 2019. Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law otherwise known as the 'EU Directive on Whistleblowing' must be transposed into the national law by the 27 EU Member States by the 17th of December 2021.
The EU Whistleblowing Monitor was created by the Whistleblowing International Network to track the progress of transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing across all 27 Member States over the next 18 months. It will be updated as and when we are made aware of any information through our voluntary team of country editors and other relevant sources.
The EU Whistleblowing Monitor is hosted by WIN and Transparency International Ireland and is maintained by Ida Nowers, Project Coordinator at WIN, and Verity Loughlin, Communications Officer at WIN. The website was designed and developed with Chiara Girardelli.
The Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) is an international charity based in Scotland. WIN’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to protect public interest whistleblowers worldwide, to support the work of civil society in turning legal rights into active protection for whistleblowers, and to assist in ensuring that whistleblowing disclosures achieve lasting change in the public interest.
Transparency International Ireland is the Irish chapter of the worldwide movement against corruption, specialising in research, advocacy, and delivery of services aimed at supporting whistleblowers.
We are grateful for the support of our voluntary team of country editors who are helping us to keep track of the steps that are being taken in each of their countries to transpose the new EU Directive on Whistleblowing.
Austria – Thomas Lohninger
Belgium – Michael Clarke
Bulgaria – Kalin Slavov
Croatia – Ivan Novosel & Klara Horvat
Cyprus – Mary Pyrgros
Czech Republic – Tomáš Munzberger
Denmark – TBC
Estonia – Carina Paju
Finland – Miia Kannisto
France – Jean-Philippe Foegle
Germany – Annegret Falter
Greece – Nikolas Leontopoulos
Hungary – Krisztina Zala
Ireland – John Devitt
Italy – Giorgio Fraschini
Latvia – Inese Taurina
Lithuania – Deimantė Žemgulytė
Luxembourg – Dimitrios Kafteranis
Malta – Manuel Delia
Netherlands – Lotte Rooijendink
Poland – Marta Kozak-Maśnicka
Portugal - Karina Carvalho
Romania – Radu Nicolae
Slovenia – TBC
Slovakia – Daniela Sojková
Spain – Simona Levi
Sweden – Martin Jefflén
The EU Whistleblowing Monitor is meant to serve as a tool to monitor progress and advocate for robust whistleblower protections across Europe. To ensure developments are shared widely and to keep track of the quality of efforts made nationally, the EU Whistleblowing Monitor is overseen by a small steering group including:
Anna Myers, Executive Director, Whistleblowing International Network.
John Devitt, Chief Executive of Transparency International Ireland.
Nayla Glaise, President of Eurocadres and Convener of the WhistleblowerProtection.EU coalition.
Nick Aiossa, Deputy Director and Head of Political Integrity at Transparency International EU.
If any information from the EU Whistleblowing Monitor is to be used by journalists, academics or for commercial purposes, please provide a suitable citation to the EU Whistleblowing Monitor. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EU Whistleblowing Monitor represents to the best of our knowledge the current state of transposition of each Member State. Despite our intention to update the EU Whistleblowing Monitor as frequently as possible, we cannot guarantee that it will always represent the current state of transposition within every Member State. If you have information regarding any development or update on the transposition of EU Directive on Whistleblowing in any Member State, please contact us.