Korea trainingA delegation of 26 participants from the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of the Republic of Korea is currently attending a five-day training programme at the IACA campus.

The IACA tailor-made training, which runs from 11 - 17 June, is focusing on general anti-corruption topics, fraud prevention, and organizational integrity issues. The schedule also includes study visits to the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), the Public Prosecutor’s Office for White-Collar Crime and Corruption (WKStA) in Vienna, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The participants will hear from three external and three internal lecturers. The external lecturers are Ms. Gabriele Dunker, an independent legal consultant with the IMF, the World Bank, and UNODC; Mr. Jeroen Maesschalck, Professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology of the KU Leuven (Belgium); and Mr. Johannes S. Schnitzer, managing director of Schnitzer Law, an Austria-based law firm specializing in public procurement.

The IACA lecturers are Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary; Mrs. Elena Helmer, IACA’s Academic Course Director; and Mr. Jongsam Yang, an IACA seconded staff member from the ACRC. At the Commission, Mr. Yang held the position of Senior Director charged with tasks such as whistleblower protection, integrity assessments, and anti-corruption policies.

This is the third tailor-made training that IACA has delivered for the ACRC, following earlier programmes in November 2013 and August/September 2014. Those trainings focused on political corruption, prevention, national and international best practices, and integrity in the public sector. They also included study visits to international organizations and national bodies in Vienna.