TRAINING ON WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
Whistleblower protection is an integral part of a more open organisational culture and a crucial element in the fight against corruption, which is why everyone should know the basics of it.
Training focusing on this theme helps people understand the importance of exposing illegal activities and the rights of reporting persons. Training provides information on the contents of the Act and how it protects reporting persons in practice. An understanding of the Whistleblower Act also helps to avoid illegal activities and to ensure that organisations comply with the law and ethical standards. The Ministry of Justice has launched a training project to enhance knowledge of the Whistleblower Act. During 2024, the project will provide free training on the themes covered in the Act to persons processing reports submitted by whistleblowers, employees and the management of different organisations.
Training creates trust in the work environment as employees learn that they will be protected against retaliation if they report fraud or abuse. Training on the theme helps both individuals and organisations to comply with legislation and ethical practices. The training project is co-financed by the EU Internal Security Fund.
Raising awareness contributes to addressing abuses
The training project to enhance knowledge of the Whistleblower Act was launched in September 2023. The aim of the project is to provide training on the Whistleblower Protection Directive to persons processing reports submitted by whistleblowers, experts in the field, and employees working in different organisations. The objectives set for the project are rather ambitious: training will be provided in all sectors, in addition to which the aim is to raise awareness among the general public of the Whistleblower Act and its significance as part of working life.
Training and communication have been found to be increasingly important in connection with significant legislative reforms such as this. The aim of the project is to raise awareness within organisations and among employees and citizens in general to encourage reporting and thus enable intervening in any abusive practices as early as possible.
Read more about the project: https://oikeusministerio.fi/en/project?tunnus=OM124:00/2023