Non-profit organization Oživení cordially invites you to an international conference
The way to protect the financial interests of the EU.

A challenge for Czech Republic

17-18 Sept 2015     /     Prague, Czech Republic

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Who we are

Civic association Oživení is a non-profit non-governmental organization. We promote the principles of transparent public administration and sustainable development.

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Why whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is one of the most important tools not only leading to the detection and prevention of fraud and corruption in public administration and private companies, which can lead to considerable savings and saving public resources, ensuring safety and even save lives.

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Why you!

Today, whistleblowers are regarded as snitches or lunatics, or in better case, heroes.

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Thank you!

Thank you for attending the international conference and thus supported the debate on improving whistleblower protection in CZ.


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Day 1
17 Sep 2015
Day 2
18 Sep 2015
8:30 - 9:00



Welcoming remarks

Introduction to Whistleblowing

Introducing the fundamental problem areas. The concept of whistleblowing- motivation, goodfaith, public interest. Socio-cultural aspects of whistleblowing – protecting not only the financial interests of the country.
Jakub Morávek

The protection of the financial interests of the EU in practice

Examples and inspiration from the specific cases of whistleblowers who protected the public interest in both the private and public sector.
Mark Worth
10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

International context

International context – Anchoring whistleblowing in terms of the protection of  human rights and protection of the EU financial interests (relevant case law)
Harald Christian Scheu
Vladimir Radomirović
12:00 - 13:20


Approaches to protect whistleblowers

The comparison of legislative / other approaches to protect whistleblowers in the world. Best practice.
Thomas Devine

Specifics of protection in the public and private sector

Specifics of protection in the public and private sector. Extent of protection – protection tools (labor / criminal, …). Best practice.
David Lewis
14:40 - 15:00

Coffee Break

External and internal “safety” methods of reporting

External and internal “safety” methods of reporting. Best practice.
Richard Moberly

Whisleblower’s story telling

Moderated panel, sharing the experience of several whistleblowers from CZ and abroad.
Jakub Klouzal
Vladimír Sitta
Jiří Chytil
Ondřej Závodský
17:15 - 17:30

Conclusion of the Day




Implementing whistleblowers protection into national laws.
Libor Michálek
David Lewis
Thomas Devine
Richard Moberly
10:50 - 11:10

Coffee Break


Whistleblowing provisions in V4 countries and Serbia: Challenges and successes.
Anita Koncsik
Anna Wojciechowska-Nowak
Pavel Nechala
Lenka Franková
Vladimir Radomirović
12:15 – 13:30



Whistleblower as a key element of investigation to protect the public interests.
David Ondráčka
Václav Láska
Lenka Bradáčová


Public awareness, role of the media.
Jana Ustohalová
Jan Moláček
Jan Kroupa
16:00 - 16:15

Conclusion — End of conference


The Prague New City Hall
Mariánské náměstí 2
Prague 1
GPS: 50°5´13.581″N, 14°25´4.181″E



This conference is supported by the European Union Programme Hercule III (2014-2020). This programme is implemented by the European Commission and it was established to promote activities in the field of the protection of the financial interests of the European Union.

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The Conference will be held under the patronage of the City of Prague


and the support of the British Embassy in Prague


Conference’s media partner is Právní

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