Seventh Tailor-made Training for Indian Central Vigilance Commission

From 3 to 14 June 2019 IACA delivered a two-week tailor-made anti-corruption training for senior vigilance officials working at the Indian Central Vigilance Commission, public companies and the Ministry of Railways. It was the seventh such training organized by IACA for the CVC India and it gathered together 24 officials.

The programme focused on a variety of topics, including international legal instruments, ethics, integrity & compliance, conflict of interest management, corruption and electronic evidence, fraud investigation and interview techniques, whistleblower protection, public private partnerships, and public procurement.

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The sessions were delivered by as many as 16 internationally renowned experts and academics, and included study visits to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Audit Unit at the Vienna City Hall.

This latest training session for Indian vigilance officers was a continuation of the existing cooperation between IACA and the CVC, an apex Indian governmental body that addresses governmental corruption. The prior edition of this training took place in February-March 2019 and the next training is under preparation.

 Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption.

EUCLID University Joins IACA

IACA warmly welcomes EUCLID, University and International Organization, as a fully-fledged Party. With the accession of EUCLID to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization, the Academy’s constituency increases to 78 Parties. These comprise 74 UN Member States and four international organizations.

The Agreement remains open for ratification by its remaining original Signatories and for accession by all UN Member States and international organizations.

Alumni Reunion at IACA this July: Register Now

IACA Alumni are warmly invited to the sixth Alumni Reunion, which will take place at our Laxenburg campus on 4 and 5 July 2019 in parallel with our renowned Summer Academy.

Each year we welcome our alumni network of individuals who have completed IACA’s academic or training programmes to attend a two-day event offering vast networking opportunities and compelling lectures presented by global anti-corruption and compliance experts.

This summer, we are proud to announce that sharing their latest insights on hot anti-corruption issues will be (following the Alumni Reunion Agenda) Ashley Savage, Specialist in Whistleblowing, Information Rights and Governance, Beth Haddock, Managing Partner of Warburton Advisers, Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Director-General of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption of Malaysia, a visiting expert at IACA and also a member of the Academy’s International Senior Advisory Board, Amr Taha, Senior Regional Liaison and Policy Officer at the Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, International Organization for Migration, and Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.

The Reunion offers alumni a chance to meet anti-corruption and compliance practitioners from diverse backgrounds, mingle with and learn from leaders in the field, and catch up with old friends. The programme also includes a festive gala dinner together with IACA Summer Academy participants.

A Fee discount of 20% is available for passport holders from the following IACA Parties which contribute(d) financially to IACA’s general budget anytime between 1 January of the preceding calendar year and the day of the application for the Alumni Reunion 2019: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, China, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Russian Federation.

For more details about the Reunion and to register, click here.

Iraq Ambassador Presents Credentials

On 18 June 2019, H.E. Mr. Baker Fattah Hussen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), presented his credentials to Ms. Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl, Officer-in-Charge of IACA.

The Republic of Iraq has been a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization (IACA Agreement) since 2013. The IACA Agreement was signed on 2 December 2010, ratified on 7 October 2013, and entered into force on 6 December 2013.

Hungary contributed € 10,000 to IACA

Hungary has made a voluntary contribution of EUR 10,000 to IACA’s general budget to support the organization’s work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals across the globe.

This new contribution will facilitate the implementation of IACA’s education, training, and capacity-building activities under its current Work Programme 2017 - 2020.

Hungary has been a Party to IACA since 2011.

Voluntary contributions by Parties are mentioned as a core element of the organization’s financing under Article XI.(1).a of the IACA Agreement. Click here for further details.

International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy 2019: Applications Are Now Closed. More Training Opportunities for the Regions of South & East Asia and Central & South America!

All places have been filled and applications are now closed for our flagship summer programme for the global community of anti-corruption and compliance professionals, civil society and academia representatives, journalists and graduate students. IACA is very thankful to all those who applied and  will offer this programme again next year.

Since 2015 IACA is taking the Summer Academy model to various regions around the globe. In the framework of Regional Summer Academies special attention is devoted to  region-specific topics and exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices among the compliance and anti-corruption professionals. A combination of theory with real-world case studies delivered by the internationally renowned professors and practitioners will provide fresh insights into regional anti-corruption issues.

This year such programmes will be organized in two regions: The Regional Summer Academy - South and East Asia will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 30 August to 6 September, and aims to bring together participants from 14 countries and areas, For more information and how to apply, please see here.

The Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from 20 to 27 September 2019. and is open for anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 20 countries and areas in the region. For more information and how to apply, please see here.

Apply Now: Tailor-made Course for Experts from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

IACA this week launched for the fourth consecutive year its tailor-made training for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The three-day event is co-sponsored by the Russian Federation and will take place at IACA’s Laxenburg/Vienna campus from 23 to 25 September 2019. Combining theory and practice, the customized programme aims to build a common knowledge base and strengthen regional capacities to combat corruption. Topics will include, among others, international anti-corruption legal measures, the region’s experience in combatting corruption, conflict of interest management, and public-private partnerships.

Participants will subsequently join IACA’s alumni network of anti-corruption and compliance professionals in 161 countries and jurisdictions.

Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption. Several such trainings are scheduled for the coming months; learn more about the Academy’s tailor-made training programmes here.

Read more about the training and apply here.

Third IACA Tailor-made Seminar for Siemens

Last week IACA delivered its third interactive training programme for senior Siemens compliance and export control professionals from around the world.

Consisting of lectures, discussions, and case studies, as well as practical exercises in compliance, the seminar covered a range of topics, including data protection and GDPR, sanctions and regulations, ethics and behaviour, corruption cases from the prosecutor’s perspective, competition and compliance, UK Bribery Act enforcement, and investigative journalism and corruption.

The five-day programme began on Monday with a team-building exercise and featured sessions with Dr. Dr. Alexander Petsche and Dr. Lukas Feiler (Baker McKenzie), Matthias Merz (Aussenwirtschaft-Akademie Muenster), Jay Darden (Paul Hastings law firm), David Pegg (The Guardian), Milda Zilinskaite (Vienna University), Roderick Macauley (former UK Ministry of Justice Criminal Law Advisor), Matthias Sutter (Universities of Cologne and Innsbruck), and Martim Della Valle (founder of the Zenith Source).

IACA delivered two similar seminars for Siemens in May 2016 and April 2017.

Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption. For more information, please click here.

Greek Ambassador Presents Credentials

On 11 June 2019, H.E. Ms. Catherine Koika, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hellenic Republic to the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), presented her credentials to Ms. Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl, Officer-in-Charge of IACA.

The Hellenic Republic has been a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization (IACA Agreement) since 2015. The IACA Agreement was signed on 28 December 2010, ratified on 12 November 2014, and entered into force on 11 January 2015.

Tailor-made Training for Representatives of the Korean Energy Sector

Last week IACA delivered a tailor-made training for a group of participants from the energy sector in the Republic of Korea. The 27 representatives came from the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company (KHNP), Korea Electric Power Corporation – Nuclear Fuel (KEPCO NF), Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), and Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA).

The programme ran from 23 - 29 May and focused on prominent anti-corruption topics such as international efforts to fight corruption, conflict of interest management, comparative policy studies, organizational integrity, and fraud prevention. Participants also had the opportunity to explore anti-corruption issues relevant to the energy sector through excursion to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and discussed Austrian anti-corruption experience during a study visit to the Public Prosecutor´s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption.

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IACA’s previously delivered tailor-made trainings for representatives of the  Korean energy sector took place in September 2015, June 2016, June 2017, and June 2018.

Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption.

For more information, please click here.

Nigeria contributes funds to IACA

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has made a voluntary contribution amounting to EUR 28,775.98 to IACA’s general budget to support the organization’s work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals across the globe.

This new contribution will facilitate the implementation of IACA’s education, training, and capacity-building activities under its current Work Programme 2017 - 2020.

Nigeria has been a Party to IACA since 2012.

Voluntary contributions by Parties are mentioned as a core element of the organization’s financing under Article XI.(1).a of the IACA Agreement. Click here for further details.

IACA Regional Summer Academies: South & East Asia and Central & South America

IACA is now welcoming applications for its two Regional Summer Academies:  South & East Asia and Central & South America. Featuring leading regional and international lecturers, both events will address region-specific topics and enable the exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices among participants.

These two Regional Summer Academies are co-sponsored by the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Detailed programmes and names of lecturers will be announced soon.

Regional Summer Academy South & East Asia will take place from 30 August to 6 September 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and aims to bring together participants from 14 countries and areas. Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 12 July 2019 and the IACA programme team can be reached via email at summeracademySEA@iaca.int. For further details and to apply, please click here.

Regional Summer Academy Central & South America will be held from 20 to 27 September 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil. The programme is open to citizens from the following countries : Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The application deadline is 2 August 2019, and the IACA programme team can be reached via email at summeracademyCSA@iaca.int. More information is available here.

IACA Regional Summer Academies: South & East Asia and Central & South America will continue the series of regional programmes based on IACA’s long-established annual Summer Academy, following successful earlier sessions in East and South East Asia (2018) the Middle East (2017), Eastern Africa (2016), and Latin America (2015).

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