DSC 2500 webIACA’s ninth Summer Academy officially opened on Friday at the campus in Laxenburg. The Summer Academy is one of the organization’s annual flagship training programmes for anti-corruption and compliance professionals from around the world, which has welcomed 72 participants from 35 countries and all regions to its Laxenburg campus for the training.

The diverse group consists of professionals from international organizations, academia, judiciary and the public and private sectors.

DSC 2487 webUnder the theme of “Practice meets Science”, participants will develop and deepen their existing anti-corruption knowledge, learning from their peers and gaining new insights into addressing and preventing corruption.

Over a dozen expert lecturers, from countries including Kenya, Malaysia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom will address topics such as online investigation, good governance, ethics and compliance, fighting corruption in the judiciary, global and regional approaches to anti-corruption, and economic theory.

DSC 2491 webThe training opens with teambuilding exercises, and in addition to intensive in-class sessions other highlights include a round-table discussion on the use of emerging technologies in the fight against corruption, an excursion to the picturesque Wachau region, and a festive closing ceremony.

During the week, Summer Academy participants will have excellent networking opportunities with IACA alumni who will gather in Laxenburg for the sixth annual Alumni Reunion (4 – 5 July). At the end of the week, participants will join IACA’s alumni network of close to 2,100 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from more than 150 countries and jurisdictions.

Also this summer, IACA will host the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) class of 2018 – 2020 for their fourth module. In August, IACA will take the Regional Summer Academy to the South and East Asia region, and will implement eight day training in Seoul, South Korea from 30 August to 6 September.

September will see further IACA programmes including an anti-corruption training for representatives of Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states, and a Regional Summer Academy for participants from Central and South America in São Paulo, Brazil (20 – 27 September).

Applications for Regional Summer Academy programmes are now open; please visit www.iaca.int for more information and to apply.

Updates on all these activities will be published on IACA’s website and social media platforms.