Parties involved in corrupt activities are typically interested in keeping their illegal and unethical behaviour a secret. Therefore, it is important that information about corrupt interactions is received from all possible sources. One of the critical sources of such information is employees, as they are often the first to notice signs of corruption in the activities of their managers, colleagues, etc.
To receive information on corruption offences from employees, it is necessary to establish procedures for its submission, processing, and acting on the results. At the same time, it is essential to protect those who have provided information from possible reprisals.
This course focuses on whistleblowing and whistleblower protection systems developed at the national level, primarily covering employees of government agencies and organizations. Still, the basic principles of whistleblowing and specific solutions used in this area will often be common to the public and private sectors.
This is a self-study course and allows participants to train at their own pace. The material is presented in the form of text, diagrams, drawings and interactive elements. At the end of each part, participants can assess their knowledge with self-test questions.
2. BLOWING THE WHISTLE: REPORTING PROCEDURES
3. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
4. MEASURES TO SUPPORT A WHISTLEBLOWING SYSTEM