Standardized (Open) Trainings


Took part in IACA’s open trainings in 2020

IACA offers a wide range of standardized (open) trainings for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners, ranging from two days to a few weeks in length. These programmes strengthen participants’ knowledge, tools, and skill set in specific areas of anti-corruption.

In 2020, due to the pandemic, IACA delivered its 10th Annual Summer Academy virtually, for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners.

Participants of 44 nationalities from all sectors attended IACA’s open trainings throughout the year, and many professionals received full scholarships or benefited from tuition fee waivers thanks to the support of institutional sponsors and the IACA scholarship fund.

Summer Academy

4.63 out of 5 overall evaluation score a scale from 1 to 5 in 2020

IACA’s renowned, interdisciplinary Summer Academy enables participants to analyze corruption from diverse angles, including economics, psychology, sociology, law, ethics, integrity, and political science. The tenth edition in September 2020 welcomed anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 44 countries, from the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, and academia.

Throughout these ten years, the programme has attracted more than 700 participants from nearly 140 countries, and feedback continues to be positive.

During the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy, 68 tuition fee waivers were granted to participants from 27 different nationalities.

Impact stories

Dr Kheng Min Loi

President, Association of Anti-bribery Management System Practitioners Malaysia

I have attended two (2) IACA Regional Summer Academy (East and South East Asia) in Beijing, China (2018), and in Seoul, Korea (2019) – physically, on site. Those were the days when it was all fun and entertaining with lectures, lunches and leg works! With the COVID-19 pandemic and the ‘new normal’ environment, the Summer Academy 2020 was held for the first time as an online webinar from Austria. Yet, it was equally challenging and promising. I have not only learnt new ideas and concepts from expert lecturers with a global perspective but also been able to share knowledge and experiences among peers and fellow participants from diverse countries and sectors. The Summer Academy 2020 has also not only strongly enriched my broader understanding of the intricacies of corruption but also enhanced my deeper insight into best practices and cross-sectoral challenges in curbing and combating corruption. And beyond that, I considered the Summer Academy 2020 as a great opportunity to get in touch with IACA alumni and new friends from all corners of the world. We even have our own WhatsApp Group.

Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman

Head of Ethics and Integrity, Business Integrity Initiative- UK Government, Pakistan

Joining the Summer Academy session ‘online’ was an amazing learning experience. It was a schedule of highly organized and well managed academic days, which I spent with learned faculty and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences. All the session topics were relevant and tailored to modern global challenges in a way that showed great preparation by IACA’s academic team. Thank you IACA for giving me the opportunity to interact with so many emerging global leaders who I believe are striving to their best of their ability to make our world free from corruption. I hope to see them soon in other future programmes.

Tailor-made Trainings

IACA’s tailor-made trainings address the specific anti-corruption and compliance needs of individual organizations, such as government ministries, national anti-corruption authorities and audit institutions, and private and state-owned companies. Delivered at the IACA campus and occasionally other locations worldwide, each programme is unique and adapted to the requirements of the requesting institution.


The custom-designed programmes are delivered by leading international academics and practitioners, and often include study visits to Vienna-based organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austrian anti-corruption authorities, and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IACA’s tailor-made trainings were offered online during 2020. Compared with previous years a reduced number of tailor-made trainings have been delivered for partners from around the world.

Vasile Varvaroi

Log Purchasing Manager, HS Timber Productions Rădăuți and Reci, Romania


With these trainings, we have deepened our knowledge and recapped what we call the foundation on which the ethical standards of HS Timber Group are built: compliance with the laws, in their letter and spirit

Online self-paced courses

To meet the needs of a dynamic anti-corruption community for efficient and effective learning, IACA developed online training opportunities and learning materials on various topics in different formats to serve a wider audience.

In 2020 IACA produced and launched self-paced courses on the topics:

  • Introduction to Ethics and Integrity Management
  • Journalism & the Fight against Corruption: A Holistic Approach

In addition, online lecture series were developed on the topic “Use of Anti-Corruption Compliance Standards and Guidelines for Designing and Implementing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme” and were made available on IACA’s website and YouTube channel.

IACA also started developing an e-learning project financially co-sponsored by the Russian Federation. The aim of the project is to develop online courses in English and Russian on the key topics of asset disclosure and conflict of interest management in public and private sectors.

Maria Alessandra De Marco Bohomoletz



This is not about journalism only. This is about how to interact if you are in a corruption, fraudulent or money laundering investigation. Everything in this course fits into the fight against money laundering. It really exceeded my expectations

Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority Anti-Corruption Consultancy Project


IACA provided consultancy services to the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) to establish an anti-corruption division. The project started in the 2nd half of 2020 and will continue through the first half of 2021. There are three phases to the project with the 2nd phase report being in December, 2020.

Providing consultancy services in this manner is a first for IACA. Internal IACA experts, together with external anti-corruption professionals, cooperated closely throughout the project with the new partner of the ADAA to successfully complete Phase 1.

International Anti-Corruption Academy

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.

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