Regulation (EU) 376/2014 on occurrence reporting requires each Member State to designate a body responsible to ensure, as per paragraphs 6, 9 and 11 of article 16, that:
- Without prejudice to applicable national criminal law, Member States shall refrain from instituting proceedings in respect of unpremeditated or inadvertent infringements of the law which come to their attention only because they have been reported pursuant to Articles 4 and 5.
- Employees and contracted personnel who report or are mentioned in occurrence reports collected in accordance with Articles 4 and 5 shall not be subject to any prejudice by their employer or by the organisation for which the services are provided on the basis of the information supplied by the reporter; and
- Each organisation established in a member State shall, after consulting its staff representatives, adopt internal rules describing how ‘just culture’ principles, in particular the principle of non-prejudice, are guaranteed and implemented within that organisation.
A Just Culture Body, responsible for the implementation of the principles of just culture in Greece, operates within the HCAA. All persons who wish to report alleged infringements of the rules on protection of information sources, as detailed in article 16 of Regulation (EU) 376/2014, may contact the HCAA at [email protected]