Where Activists are Making a Difference
Europe is the world's most active region in passing whistleblower laws and establishing protection systems. Efforts are underway In nearly every country to strengthen rights, protect whistleblowers from retaliation
and act on their disclosures.
We can provide you with complete and current information on these and other national and regional campaigns, as well as contact information for activists, organizations, journalists and experts.
Please contact ECWR Executive Director Mark Worth at:
(+49) 176 630 94993 – Berlin, Germany
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The ECWR is engaging policy-makers to pass a whistleblower law to correct major problems that officials admit exist. Finland's Union of Journalists backs the effort.
A large NGO coalition embarked on a successful campaign to pass France's first comprehensive whistleblower law. The ECWR has joined efforts to monitor the new system.
The ECWR is urging elected officials to pass a whistleblower law in Germany, which has among the weakest protections and systems in all of Europe.
The Center for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations is supporting whistleblowers, investigating cases and monitoring a new protection system.
The ECWR is monitoring a new whistleblower protection system and proposing improvements to the Dutch "House of Whistleblowers."
A coalition of several NGOs including the Stefan Batory Foundation have proposed a whistleblower protection law after many years of political inaction and public apathy
Findings of a report co-authored by the ECWR's Mark Worth are being marshaled to reform the UK's whistleblower law, which provides very weak protections.
The NGO coalition Initiative 11 is leading civil society efforts to pass Ukraine's first whistleblower protection law, which was submitted to Parliament in 2016.
The ECWR is supporting Greek policy-makers and the OECD to develop the country’s first whistleblower law, as part of a broad-based anti-corruption initiative.
K-Monitor and the ECWR have exposed major flaws with Hungary's whistleblower system, such as forwarding reports to the same officials accused of corruption.
Transparency International Ireland, which led the campaign to pass a comprehensive whistleblower law, supports whistleblowers and monitors the new system.
The ECWR is engaging with elected officials and policy-makers to pass a draft whistleblower law approved by the Cabinet and submitted to Parliament in 2017.