DSC 0293H.E. Ms. Karin Kneissl, the Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, paid her first official visit to IACA on Thursday to discuss potential further cooperation on projects related to anti-corruption and compliance, including during Austria’s EU presidency in the second half of 2018.

The Minister’s bilateral discussions with Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary, reaffirmed the strong ties between IACA and the Republic of Austria, which is the organization’s host country and one of its initiating partners.

H.E. Ms. Kneissl emphasized Austria’s continued commitment to fighting corruption both nationally and internationally, adding that enhanced international cooperation is essential to developing sustainable solutions in this area.

Mr. Kreutner then updated the Minister on the many current and upcoming developments at IACA, including the new master’s programme for business professionals in anti-corruption, compliance, and collective action, and the large number of other programmes and trainings already scheduled for 2018.

H.E. Ms. Kneissl was the guest of honour at the organization’s seventh anniversary celebrations on campus earlier in the day.