Training of trainers for implementation of the Law on whistle-blower protection in Republika Srpska was held

In the premises of the Civil Service Agency of Republika Srpska, training of trainers for implementation of the Law on whistle-blower protection in Republika Srpska was held. The training participated 16 potential trainers from 9 different organizations (ministries, companies and non-governmental organizations). For training purposes it was used  set of materials prepared by the team consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Civil Service Agency and the Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska within the project “Support to the governments of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska in the fight against corruption”, implemented by the consortium led by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and supported by UK aid from the UK government.

Trainers who successfully pass the training will conduct trainings for republic administration bodies, local self-government units, private and public companies, as well as for health and education institutions in the forthcoming period.

The training program is intended primarily for the responsible persons and those authorized by the responsible persons for receiving reports on corruption in accordance with the Law on whistle-blower protection in Republika Srpska (“Official Gazette of Republika Srpska”, No. 62/17). In the preparation of the training program, the solutions recommended by the Instruction on treatment of corruption reporting and protection of whistle-blowers have been used, which was prepared in the previous project activities. In addition, the good practices of European countries and countries in the Western Balkan region have been also used in preparation of the training program.

Training should help to responsible persons in organizations and companies with 15 or more employees to create conditions for safe reporting of corruption, efficiently deal with corruption reporting and ensure protection of whistle-blowers. In addition, it is expected that, after training, in locations which the participants come from, sensitivity to corruption will be increased and the balance between perception of corruption and reporting of corruption will be achieved.