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Workers with whistles
How trade unions can empower whistleblowers.
Is time running out for trade unions protecting whistleblowers in Europe?
One year has passed since the EU Whistleblowing Directive entered into force. One year is left of the time member states have to implement it into national legislation.

Dr Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor in European law, Maastricht University.
Arron Phillips, Lecturer in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Birkbeck University of London
Elizabeth Gardiner, Chief Executive, Protect
Martin Jefflén, President of Eurocadres
Nayla Glaise, UGICT-CGT, France & member of Eurocadres' Presidium
Rik van Steenbergen, Adviser, FNV, Netherlands

In this webinar we hear from academics and trade unionists about the role of trade unions supporting whistleblowers. What does the new EU Whistleblowing Directive bring to the table?

This webinar also marks the launch of Eurocadres' guide for trade unions on whistleblowing. This has been developed through our cooperation with our UK partner organisation Protect. Protect supports individual whistleblowers and advises organisations in improving their speak up arrangements.

The webinar is in English with interpretation in French and Italian.

This event is supported by Open Society Foundations.
The development of the guide is supported by the European Commission.

Dec 3, 2020 10:00 AM in Brussels

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Dr Vigjilenca Abazi
Assistant Professor in European law @Maastricht University
Dr Vigjilenca Abazi is an Assistant Professor in European law at Maastricht University. On whistleblower protection, she has offered legal advice to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe and co-drafted the model EU Directive for protection of whistleblowers. In 2018, Dr Abazi was awarded the prestigious VENI grant from the Dutch Research Council to expand her research on​ whistleblower protection in the EU.
Arron Phillips
Lecturer in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics @Birkbeck, University of London
Arron Phillips is a lecturer in corporate governance and business ethics at Birkbeck College, University. His research area of interest is whistleblowing with interest in external organisations that engage in the process. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Law with the Masters focusing on employment specifically whistleblowing. His PhD studies have explored whistleblowing, focusing on the role trade unions play in this area.
Elizabeth Gardiner
Chief Executive @Protect