External Reporting Channels in Europe

Whistleblowers are free to choose between reporting to the internal reporting channel and to the external reporting channels of the authorities.

Reporting to the internal reporting channel should always be preferred to allow the organization to quickly detect, investigate and stop breaches of law or internal policies. If a breach reported internally is not remedied, the whistleblower still has the option of contacting an external reporting channel.

Below we provide an overview of external reporting channels. If an external reporting channel for a country is missing in this overview, please contact Contact for further details..

Belgien
The Federal Ombudsman https://www.federaalombudsman.be/en
Bulgarien
Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) https://cpdp.bg/en/
Dänemark
Den Nationale Whistleblowerordning https://whistleblower.dk/english
Germany
Central external reporting office of the federal government at the Federal Office of Justice https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/MeldestelledesBundes/MeldestelledesBundes_node.html
Whistleblowing system of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) https://www.bafin.de/DE/DieBaFin/Hinweisgeberstelle/hinweisgeberstelle_node.html
Whistleblowing system of the Federal Cartel Office https://www.bundeskartellamt.de/DE/Kartellverbot/Anonyme_Hinweise/anonymehinweise_artikel.html
Finnland
Büro des Kanzlers der Justiz https://oikeuskansleri.fi/en/whistleblower-protection
Frankreich
Externe Meldestelle des Défenseur des droits https://formulaire.defenseurdesdroits.fr/formulaire_saisine/?locale=fr_FR
Agentur für Antikorruption https://www.agence-francaise-anticorruption.gouv.fr/fr/faire-signalement-lagence-francaise-anticorruption
Greece
National Transparency Authority https://aead.gr/
Irland
Office of Protected Disclosures Commissioner https://www.opdc.ie/
The Central Bank of Ireland https://www.centralbank.ie/regulation/protected-disclosures-whistleblowing
Protected Disclosures: List of prescribed persons https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/41798-protected-disclosures-whistleblowing-list-of-prescribed-persons/
Italy
Anticorruption Authority Reporting Center (ANAC) https://whistleblowing.anticorruzione.it/
Kroatien
Ombudswoman der Republik Kroatien https://www.ombudsman.hr/en/
Lettland
Die Staatskanzlei https://trauksmescelejs.lv/kontakti
Litauen
Externe Meldestelle der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft https://www.prokuraturos.lt/lt
Luxemburg
Liste der zuständigen Behörden https://gouvernement.lu/de/dossiers.gouv_mj%2Bde%2Bdossiers%2B2023%2Blanceurs-d-alerte.html#bloub-2
Austria
Reporting Office of the Federal Office for Preventing and Combating Corruption (BAK) https://www.bkms-system.net/bkwebanon/report/clientInfo?cin=8HObc4&c=-1&language=ger
Reporting Office of the Financial Market Authority (FMA) https://www.bkms-system.net/bkwebanon/report/clientInfo?cin=11FMA61&c=-1&language=ger
Money Laundering Reporting Office at the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) https://report.whistleb.com/de/bwb
Portugal
Die Staatsanwaltschaft https://en.ministeriopublico.pt/perguntas-frequentes/corruption
Rumänien
Agentia Nationala de Integritate https://integritate.eu
Schweden
Schwedisches Zentralamt für Arbeitsumwelt (Arbetsmiljöverket) https://www.av.se/en/about-us/contact-us/
Schwedische Behörde für Wirtschaftskriminalität (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) https://www.ekobrottsmyndigheten.se/visselblasarfunktion-eu-medel/
Schwedische Behörde für Datenschutz https://www.imy.se/privatperson/utfora-arenden/visselblasning
Slowakei
Behörde für Hinweisgeberschutz (Úrad na ochranu oznamovateľov) https://www.oznamovatelia.sk/en/
Slowenien
Liste von zuständigen Behörden https://www.gov.si/teme/zascita-prijaviteljev/#e196112
Spanien
Unabhängige Behörde zum Schutz von Whistleblowern (A.A.I.) https://canaldedenuncia.org/autoridad-independiente-proteccion-informante/
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Czech Republic
External Reporting Office of the Ministry of Justice https://oznamovatel.justice.cz/chci-podat-oznameni/
Ungarn
The Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights https://www.ajbh.hu/web/ajbh-en/about-the-office
European Union
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) https://anti-fraud.ec.europa.eu/index_de
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) https://www.emsa.europa.eu/de
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) https://www.easa.europa.eu/en
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) https://www.esma.europa.eu/
European Medicines Agency (EMA) https://www.ema.europa.eu/en