Civil Service Hub presented the findings of the assessment report on the evaluation of the application of the whistleblowing mechanism by civil servants. The webpage, dedicated to the disclosure mechanism, where all related guidelines, policy documents, legislation, international research and the "Red Button" button link are gathered, was also presented during the event.
The project supporting the improved application of the whistleblower mechanism in Georgia is financially supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands.
The event was attended by international development and civil society organization as well as national state institutions and the Civil Service Bureau.
Civil Service Hub representatives Ms Maya Tskitishvili and Anna Gvenetadze gave an overview of the project and the organizational objectives, and the progress achieved so far.
Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Netherlands in Georgia, Loes Lammerts delivered a welcome note; She highlighted the importance of the anti-corruption measures, including the disclosure mechanism for a well-functioning and effective public administration.
Deputy Head of the Civil Service Bureau Ms Maia Dvalishvili provided updates on the ongoing reform of the whistleblower institute and the challenges associated with it.
International Expert on Anti-corruption and Public Administration reform, Mr Harrie Van Boxmeer gave an overview of the international practice and global trends of the disclosure mechanism.
The findings of the assessment report produced by the Civil Service Hub were presented by the authors of the study, Ms Nani Macharashvili, Head of Research and PhD programs on Public Administration at the GIPA University and Nino Tsukhishvili, independent expert on anti-corruption and civil service reforms.
Following the presentation, in the Q&A session, participants actively discussed and shared views on the disclosure mechanism and related anti-corruption measures within the Public Administration.