Whistleblowing International Network

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Sep 2019 - Aug 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Whistleblowing International Network   (WIN)

    EU Transparency Register

    433319333385-38 First registered on 04 Dec 2018

    Goals / Remit

    WIN is a registered incorporated charitable organisation based in Scotland with a committed international Board of Trustees and an engaged pool of members and associates. WIN’s mission is to protect the public interest by protecting whistleblowers worldwide.

    WIN facilitates cross-border sharing of expertise and supports members to develop international policy, institutional and legislative solutions that bolster their efforts to defend and support whistleblowers as a democratic and human rights accountability mechanism.

    Main EU files targeted

    Advocating for EU support for strong transposition of the EU Directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law, DIRECTIVE EU 2019/1937 in the 27 Member States, ensuring strong compliance once transposed, and reforms where necessary to properly protect whistleblowers at the EU level. Advocating for protections in related areas to whistleblower protection, including safeguarding civil society, protecting independent journalism and media freedom, and supporting whistleblowers, human rights defenders and NGOs from abusive laws suits and other forms of retaliation.


    Head Office
    Brunswick House
    51 Wilson Street
    Glasgow G1 1UZ
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Europe Coalition Against SLAPPs https://www.the-case.eu/

    Member organisations


    These are member organisations fully registered with WIN.

    We are in the process of registering more member organisations and will update the list accordingly.

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Sep 2019 - Aug 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Letter from WIN’s Board to EU Commission seeking amendment to the Official Spanish Translation of EU Directive 2019/1937. See

    WIN’s ED co-organised panel with European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and Free Press Unlimited (FPU) hosted by MEP at the European Paraliament. Event launched EFJ report “Implementing the new Whistleblower directive guide for journalists” and was aimed at MEPs to highlighted weaknesses in the Directive related to the protection of independent journalism in Europe. See

    WIN signs letter to the President of the European Commission regarding Europe’s post-pandemic recovery and safeguarding civil society in light of revised Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF) cuts to funding programmes. See
    https://whistleblowingnetwork.org/Our-Work/Spotlight/Stories/Europe-s-recovery-after-the-pandemic-Civil-Socie.aspx and

    22.06. 2020
    WIN signs European Anti-SLAPP coalition’s open letter to European Commission Vice President calling for a Directive to protect journalists, human rights defenders, NGOs and whistleblowers from SLAPPs. See
    https://whistleblowingnetwork.org/Our-Work/Spotlight/Stories/Ending-Gag-Lawsuits-in-Europe and

    WIN launched EU Whistleblowing Meter (now the EU Whistleblowing Monitor) – an on-line platform to track the transposition of the EU Directive Directive 2019/1937 across 27 EU Member States. Updates sent to MEPs and Commission staff to advocate for stronger protections (see blog updates below). See https://www.whistleblowingmonitor.eu/

    31.07.2020 – 01.07.2021
    WIN publishes monthly update on transposition and distributes via our networks & social media to highlight key milestones, problem areas, and good practice on transposition. Information sent to MEPs and EU Commission staff to seek advocate for stronger transposition and areas that will need reform. See generally https://whistleblowingnetwork.org/News-Events/News/

    WIN signs open letter to MEPs for an EU Directive to protect against SLAPP suits, sent with civil society feasibility study on need and specific recommendations. See

    WIN corresponded with MEPs seeking support for oil-industry corruption whistleblower Jonathan Taylor detained in Croatia since August 2020 on an interpol red notice alert which WIN believes is an abuse of the legal system to retaliate against a whistleblower.

    WIN co-organised seminar to launch joint TI/WIN report “Are EU governments taking Whistleblower Protection Seriously? Transposition of Directive on Whistleblowing.” Deputy Head of Unit, DG Justice at the European Commission joined panel to listen to concerns of civil society and discuss Commission role in supporting full compliance, including via Expert Committee. See https://whistleblowingnetwork.org/News-Events/Events/Archive/Are-EU-Governments-taking-Whistleblower-Protection

    WIN’s ED participated at invitation-only round table organised by ECPMF to exchange views with EP rapporteurs Wölken and Metsola on the problem of SLAPPs in preparation for their parliamentary report on the issue.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 21 Nov 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Whistleblowers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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