4 July marked the official opening of the International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (IACSA), as 70 participants from close to 50 countries arrived at the IACA campus to take part in the ten-day programme. Last night participants and lecturers alike gathered in the gardens for an opening event, followed by a panel discussion on transparency in public administration.
This year’s programme will feature lectures on compliance, crime, economics, ethics, international development, international legal instruments, and social sciences, and include roundtables on anti-corruption and education as well as the business and reporting on corruption. The variety of academic and practical sessions, paired with social events, provide a unique learning experience, bringing together individuals from various professional and cultural backgrounds.
IACSA offers a broad training programme in order to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and professional expertise in anti-corruption. It has been developed to enhance professionals’ understanding of the complexity of corruption, while at the same time providing them with tools to evaluate anti-corruption practices, policies, and initiatives.
The summer academy is offered for the third year in a row, sponsored by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.