Report misconduct

Information on how to report misconduct in activities of Uniarts Helsinki.

Channel for exposing internal misconduct is in use

The decision to set up the channel was made based on the so-called EU Whistleblower Directive, which aims at protecting reporters of serious breaches against potential retaliation. 

By providing a channel for reporting misconduct, the university makes sure that anyone who detects or suspects activities that conflict with the general interest can safely report the matter. Misconduct refers to an act or omission that leads to criminal sanctions based on law or that violates the general interest and conflicts with the protection of public procurement, privacy, personal data or the safety of network and information systems, for example.  

  • Public procurement, competition law and state aids
  • Financial services, products, and markets as well as prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Taxation
  • Privacy, personal data protection and network and information system security
  • Product safety and conformity
  • Environmental protection
  • Traffic safety
  • Public health
  • Consumer protection
  • Radiation and nuclear safety
  • Food and feed safety and animal health and welfare

Whistleblower protection is not applied to labour disciplinary matters. Inappropriate treatment, for example, will continue to be addressed in accordance with guidelines in cases of inappropriate treatment. 

What should I do if I suspect violations?

If you detect or suspect violations, shortcomings or misconduct at Uniarts Helsinki, you can report them by using the internal reporting channel. The internal whistleblowing channel is intended for members of the academic community, as well as for stakeholders.

Reports can be emailed to Breaches are reported confidentially via the whistleblowing channel: the identity of the person reporting the breach, the breach itself, and the identity and other personal data of any other people involved in the matter are protected in the channel. Persons reporting breaches will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 7 days, and the measures to be taken must be announced within 3 months. Retaliation against persons reporting breaches is prohibited.

It is not possible to make anonymous reports, but the identity of the whistleblower is only revealed to the persons who process the report.  When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it.

More information for processing reports and taking further measures.