Italy is still waiting to transpose the European Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of whistleblowers. The current Italian law is insufficient because it does not guarantee protection to private sector workers and whistleblowers in the media or non-profit organisations. Among others, protecting whistleblowers is crucial to limit the risks of corruption and mismanagement of European funds in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

During the event, it will be possible to listen to the voices of numerous guests from different fields, who have dealt with whistleblowing in Italy and Europe over the years.

Participation in the event is free and open to all, but you must book your place .


Registration of participants and welcome lunch.

Opening remarks by Priscilla Robledo (The Good Lobby).

Opening speech by Laura Valli (Member of the Council of the National Anticorruption Authority).

Osvaldo Danzi (Fiordirisorse) interviews Francesco Zambon (WHO Italia whistleblower).

"Whistleblowing and the European Directive: now it is already late", with Nicoletta Parisi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and Leonardo Ferrante (Libera). Moderator: Federico Anghelé (The Good Lobby).

"Between cultural obstacles and training deficiency: whistleblowing in the public administration", with Valentina Donini (National School of Administration) and Susanna Ferro (GlobaLeaks/Whistleblowing PA). Moderator: Priscilla Robledo (The Good Lobby).

"Why report? The psychosocial factors related to whistleblowing", with Sergio Arcuri (Arval whistleblower) and Giorgio Fraschini (Transparency IT). Moderator: Stefania Zolotti (SenzaFiltro).

"Whistleblowing in the press: a delicate relationship", with Fabrizio Gatti ( and Sacha Biazzo (Fanpage). Moderator: Alberto Puliafito (Slow News).

"SLAPPs: what remedies?", with Davide del Monte (info.nodes) and Sielke Beata Kelner (OBC Transeuropa). Moderator: Martina Turola (The Good Lobby).

Presentation of the movie "La Bufera" by the director Marco Ferrari.


Spazio Copernico Centrale, via Copernico 38 | December 1, 2022 12.30 - 19.00

Organiser: The Good Lobby

Tags: Italy Whistleblowing SLAPP European policies and legislation Rule of Law

This content is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response  (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism which tracks, monitors and responds to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. The project is co-funded by the European Commission.