EXTERNAL COMPLAINTS BOX OF DIRECTIVE 2019/1937 ON THE PROTECTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS IN RESPECT OF INFRINGEMENTS OF UNION LAW
First of all, we are truly grateful for your report, and for the trust you place in us, trust that is added to that of many others.
According to Directive 2019/1937, one of the victims subjected to the complaint must necessarily be the European Union in its interests and in its law. The infringement, moreover, must necessarily violate its principles or rights recognized in the field of its activity, which is described in its Article 2.
You complain, therefore, first of all, as a citizen of the Union, and as such you are affected, directly or indirectly, by the reproached activity. And you can do it personally or anonymously. We will then appoint one or two instructors to handle the complaint independently, and they will be the people who will contact you from now on.
Therefore, not all reprehensible or criminal activity is covered by the Directive. Only that in which the victim is the European Union, that impacts its law, and that is in the activity of which the Directive is competent.
On the other hand, ASPERTIC rigorously maintains its economic independence. This implies that all complaints may have an economic cost for the complainant; the cost of the professionals who will intervene and the expenses that will be generated. It will not be understood as effectively filed and pending processing until this issue has been resolved. Another thing is that the final resolution will entail the right to compensation for the expenses incurred.
We want to tell you that your testimony helps us to continue. If you wish to share, or share your experience with other colleagues who find themselves in very similar situations, just let us know. Through the various associations linked to us, we are constantly generating activities.
We would like to tell you that if you need legal advice from lawyers specialized in the matter, we have them. As well as other professionals such as experts, psychologists or journalists. As Aspertic, we do not represent any affected person, but several groups that use this tool. This does not imply that we can tell you who is, in our opinion, the most suitable for what you indicate or request, or to process as a collective what you denounce.
We have been recognised by the European Union as a Lobby in the Transparency Register. Our group, which was born from https://aspertic.org was formed from the Task force that was created in order to promote the Directive for the Protection of Whistleblowers of infringements of Union Law, Moreover, being external lobby of the Directive 2019/1937 in the scope and territory of the Union has been recognized by the Spanish Judicial Administration; who has also recognized its character of competent authority by the resolution of the Provincial Court of Barcelona dated 10 February 2022, Auto 24/2022 A.
Your report is protected by the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, and is read confidentially by a group of jurists and technicians, subject to professional secrecy, who assess its social and technical impact, and if you need anything, we put you in contact with the person who can help you or manage it through the procedure originated as a result of the Whistleblower Protection Directive.
Please fill in from left to right all the information requested in the tabs; and at the end, in the term's acceptance tab, read the terms and conditions and validate it. Only then will it allow you to submit the complaint.
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The addresses for the ASPERTIC external complaints channel are:
Rue Père Eudore Devroye, s/n 1150 BUXELLES (BELGIQUE)
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