Open Trainings

Summer Academy

Open trainings

Summer Academy

Summer Academy 2021





  • Welcome words - Thomas STELZER (09:00 - 09:05)
  • Fighting Systemic Corruption: The Social Contract Approach - Bo ROTHSTEIN (09:05 – 10:50)
  • The Progress Made by the World Bank and Other Multilateral Development Banks in Enforcement - Pascale DUBOIS (16:00 - 17:50)
  • Legal Frameworks for Anti-Corruption and Compliance - Drago KOS (09:00 - 10:50)
  • From Yale to Jail: Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions - Guido PALAZZO (16:00 – 17:50)
  • Corruption and Economic Development - Mushtaq KHAN (09:00 - 10:50)
  • Internet Manhunt! Searching / Finding People / Social Media Search - Paul MYERS (16:00 – 17:50)
  • Compliance Lab - Milda ZILINSKAITE (09:00 – 10:50)
  • 09:00-09:20 Welcome and introduction
    09:20-10:00 Group discussions
    10:00-10:10 Break
    10:10-10:50 Group work presentations, discussion, and wrap-up
  • How to Prevent Corruption in Infrastructure Sector - Panel Discussion (16:00 - 17:50)
  • 16:00-17:00 Panelists' presentations
    17:00-17:50 Q&A session
  • Global Perspective: Changes and Challenges for Anti-Corruption Agencies - Tan Sri Abu Kassim BIN MOHAMED (09:00 - 10:50)
  • Reimagining Ethics, Risk & Compliance -  Klaus MOOSMAYER (16:00 – 17:50)
  • 16:00 - 16:40 Presentation
    16:40 - 16:50 Break
    16:50 - 17:50 Q&A session


An intensive, interdisciplinary programme that addresses trends and practices on the global anti-corruption agenda and promotes a culture of the reflective practitioner.

The Summer Academy equips participants with:

  • a deeper understanding of the intricacies of corruption
  • enhanced skill sets to assess best practices and cross-sectoral challenges
  • tools to help bridge the gap between anti-corruption theory and practice
  • frameworks for devising sustainable anti-corruption strategies
  • exposure to the latest research and case studies from leading global experts
  • the opportunity to exchange experiences and develop a strong network.

Participants benefit from high-level peer discussion and subsequently join the Academy’s alumni network of anti-corruption and compliance professionals from more than 160 countries.


Target Group

Professionals from around the world, with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the public or private sector, international or non-governmental organizations, as well as media representatives, students, and researchers in areas related to anti-corruption and/or compliance. Applicants with a level of junior engagement demonstrating their potential may also apply.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience, or alternatively, a level of junior engagement demonstrating the applicant’s potential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Participants will be selected based on their education and professional experience. IACA is committed to promoting diversity and strives to attract participants from various regional backgrounds.



Applications Closed


IACA Summer Academy 2020 will be delivered in an online format and include live sessions and a panel discussion. Participants who will not be able to attend all live sessions will be given an opportunity to access video recording for a limited time in order to complete the programme.

Language of instruction: English

Certificate awarded

Certificate of Completion

and Logistics

Programme Fee

590 EUR

Tuition Fee Waivers

IACA offers a limited number of tuition fee waivers for students from Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations, and for citizens from IACA State Parties, listed under the World Bank Classification of Countries by Income as the Lower-Middle- and Upper-Middle-Income Economies. These highly competitive tuition fee waivers are merit based and they fully cover the tuition fee.


Under the Preferential Treatment Scheme for IACA Parties contributing to the general budget of the organization, IACA is offering different preferences related to member states contributions to the IACA general budget.

IACA will offer the following discounts on the programmes/trainings tuition fees:

  • 10 % for nationals of Armenia, Chile,  Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea
  • 15 % - for nationals of Malaysia, Russian Federation
  • 15 % - for registered IACA Alumni
  • 20 % - for nationals of Austria

In addition, nationals of the countries listed under 15% and 20% discount scheme are eligible for a 50% discount on the application fee payment*.

This scheme remains valid until revocation. It may be modified or superseded by later schemes at any time. More information can be found here.

*Applicable only for programmes/trainings for which application fee is mandatory.

For all finance related questions refer to

Summer Academies
2011 - 2019

Learn more about the full programmes from previous years.


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Impact stories

Justine Kasoma, Uganda

Technical Advisor, Strengthening External Audit Component, Governance and Civil Society Programme, GIZ Uganda

Summer Academy 2017

It was an amazing exercise with many participants from around the world, diverse experiences, and professors sharing very useful knowledge. The opportunities this IACA programme provided for networking and partnering on the anti-corruption agenda cannot be overlooked.

Aminul Islam, Bangladesh

Judge, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Summer Academy 2017

IACA Summer Academy 2017 fulfilled my expectations! It was well-organized, and the academic sessions were exceptionally good. It has changed my views about corruption, opened my eyes, and showed the ways to fight it. The Academy has not only enhanced our knowledge but also helped to build a strong network among participants, anti-corruption fighters from all over the world. In short, it was an excellent programme!

Petrusca Leite, Brazil

Business Partner Corporate/Lawyer, WorleyParsons, Brazil

Summer Academy 2017

The 2016 Summer Academy was special for me, because I had the great opportunity to make new friends and learn from their experience. The lectures were in a stimulating environment and the IACA staff were very helpful. For sure, this was a great experience which I will carry on using in my daily activities. Thank you IACA for the enthusiasm and for doing it every year!

Scott Davison, United Kingdon

Country Sales Manager, Hertz Equipment Rental, Middle East & North Africa, Qatar

Summer Academy 2017

Initially, I doubted my ability to match the other candidates, but I am now driven to seek a career in compliance. You (IACA) provided me with the tools, motivation, and learning platform to see that my goal of becoming a certified compliance professional was definitely achievable.

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