IACA ReceptionThe 8th of March marks IACA’s first anniversary. It was at this time last year that the Academy became an international organization, entering the international arena as a new global player in the fight against corruption.

In commemoration of this day, IACA’s Members gathered for the second session of the Provisional Commission in Vienna, Austria on 7 March, followed by a reception. The Academy also hosted a briefing, providing non-member states and organizations with the opportunity to learn more about its activities and operational framework.

Within this first year, IACA has made a great step forward. It has managed to assert itself as a key player on the international scene, attracting a constituency of 59 Members, and gaining observer status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). Cooperation being a core aspect of its mission, IACA has formalized cooperation with numerous institutions from the public and private sector in order to contribute to a more coordinated fight against corruption. In the realm of programmes and activities, it has offered a summer academy, co-organized various trainings, and hosted a European anti-corruption conference and Transparency International’s Integrity Awards Ceremony, just to name a few.

The next few months will be characterized by increased academic activity within the organization as it prepares to host its second summer academy, a course on investigation training, a UK Bribery Act seminar, a seminar series featuring well-known anti-corruption personalities, and a few others. This fall IACA expects to open its doors to the first group of students for its Master programme and host the first Assembly of Parties.

IACA Missions BriefingIACA Provisional Commission