20180827 113910 resized IACA hosted a well-attended panel discussion at the European Forum Alpbach on Monday about the importance of diversity in multi-stakeholder approaches to fighting corruption.

The session, entitled “Diversity as a Driver of Resilience to Corruption – Dream or Reality?”, was part of the Forum’s Legal Symposium. IACA is a Supporting Partner of the European Forum Alpbach 2018.

Discussions focused on how corruption can be effectively combated by embracing the different experiences of various countries and regions, and by involving the public and private sectors, civil society, academia, and the media. How to manage the increasing complexity of joint anti-corruption efforts was also a prominent theme.

The panellists were Julia Herrnböck (journalist, DOSSIER and Puls4), Sophie Meingast from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Anthony Mills (Vienna Correspondent, France 24), Ruggero Scaturro, an IACA Research Fellow. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, moderated the session.

Also in Alpbach, IACA and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday to cooperate in the global fight against corruption and work together towards fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The agreement paves the way for possible joint projects between IACA and the Ban Ki-moon Centre in anti-corruption education, training, research, and capacity- and institution-building, including through empowering women and youth.