Summer Academy 2019: Still time to apply

IACA’s Summer Academy 2019 is taking place from 28 June to 5 July 2019.

Our popular flagship programme has welcomed more than 500 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from over 110 countries since it started in 2011.

This year we will again welcome leading experts from around the globe, such as Drago Kos (Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery) and Tan Sri Abu Kassim bin Mohamed (Director General of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, Malaysia and a member of IACA Senior Advisory Board), to name a few.

Participants benefit from stimulating high-quality peer discussion and subsequently join IACA’s alumni network of more than 1,700 anti-corruption and compliance professionals in over 150 countries and jurisdictions.

Professionals with a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, civil society, and academia are encouraged to apply.

Join us for this intensive, interdisciplinary programme. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Discounts and Scholarships

IACA offers a limited number of scholarships to successful applicants from the Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations. A Preferential Treatment Scheme for citizens of IACA’s Parties and Alumni are also available.

For information on IACA’s array of other programmes which are open for applications, read more on the website or sign up to receive our newsletter.

Sixth Tailor-made Training for Indian Central Vigilance Commission

The sixth group of senior vigilance officials working at the Indian Central Vigilance Commission, public companies and the Ministry of Railways attended a two-week anti-corruption training at IACA Campus in Laxenburg.

A group of 25 officials attended the training from 18 February to 1 March. The programme focused on a range of topics, including the role of leadership in combating corruption, fraud prevention, good governance, anti-money laundering, ethical decision making, and use of new technologies in detecting corruption.

The programme was delivered by as many as 15 internationally renowned experts and academics, and included study visits to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Austrian Central Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (Zentrale Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft).

IACA trainings are designed as a forum for exchanging experiences and sharing ideas, therefore participants used the opportunity to actively discuss various topics with IACA lecturers, as well as among peers.

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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 May 2018  and the next training is scheduled for June 2019.

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.

IACA Board of Governors meets

The IACA Board of Governors held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, a day before the eighth anniversary of the establishment of IACA as an international organization. The Board discussed current institutional and academic developments at IACA, as well as preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Assembly of Parties.

The meeting also elected Mr. Alexey Konov as its new Chairperson. He took over this position from Mr. Eduardo Vetere. The members of the Board thanked Mr. Vetere for his excellent leadership over the last three years and expressed hope that he will continue active involvement in the work of the Board. Members serve in their individual capacity and come from all regions of the globe, as well as from the United Nations.

A day before, some of the Board members met with IACA Constituency to discuss current programmatic and financial diffculties faced by the organization.

Croatia contributes funds to IACA

The Republic of Croatia 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.

The Republic of Croatia 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.

IACA concludes a series of trainings for Holzindustrie Schweighofer

On 13 February IACA delivered another activity in a series of tailor-made trainings organised for the timber company Holzindustrie Schweighofer. After organising two workshops and a discussion forum in Romania, this time IACA held a workshop for the factory in Germany.

IACA’s trainer Mr. Georg Krakow, partner at Baker & McKenzie, helped the participants to understand the company’s newly adopted code of conduct and advised  them  on how best to implement it. Furthermore, the participants engaged actively  in discussing  ethical dilemma cases and learned about good practices in compliance.

To read more about IACA’s cooperation with Holzindustrie Schweighofer, click here.

Armenia contribute funds to IACA

Armenia has made a voluntary contribution of EUR 1,000 to IACA’s general budget to support the organization’s work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals across the globe.

Armenia has been a Party to IACA since 2014.

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.

MACS 2018 Module II

Students from IACA’s 2018-2020 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme have completed last Friday the in-class phase of their second module, which covered Political Science and Corruption.

They come from 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, India, Malawi, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

The module ran from 4 to 15 February and was taught by Professors Michael Levi (Cardiff University, UK), and Mushtaq Khan (SOAS, University of London) and by Ms. Elaine Ryan, senior analyst on anti-corruption and human rights. Aside from lectures, students also had the opportunity to visit the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (WKStA) and the Austrian Court of Audit in Vienna.

The MACS is a two-year, in-career programme consisting of seven modules and a master’s thesis and is specifically designed for working professionals. Applications are now open for the next class starting in autumn 2019. Read more about the MACS here.

The Republic of Korea contributes EUR 50,000 to IACA

The Republic of Korea has made a voluntary contribution of EUR 50,000 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.

The Republic of Korea 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 Summer Academy 2019 Applications Open

IACA is organizing for the ninth year in a row its renowned Summer Academy programme and is now accepting applications from anti-corruption and compliance professionals from around the globe. The programme will take place at IACA's Campus in Laxenburg, Austria, from 28 June to 5 July 2019.

IACA Summer Academy is an interdisciplinary programme tailored for working professionals interested in consolidating their knowledge on the fight against corruption and advancing their competences in this area. Close to 550 professionals from more than 110 countries participated in the programme since 2011.

IACA Summer Academy will once again bring together leading practitioners and academics in the field of anti-corruption and compliance, sharing their knowledge and experience with participants through case studies, round table discussions, and interactive sessions. Coming from diverse backgrounds and with vast cross-sectoral experience, the expert lecturers will contribute to enlarging competences and gaining hands-on skills of the participants in an international setting.

Professionals with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the public and private sector, international and non-governmental organizations, media, civil society, and academia are encouraged to apply.

A limited number of highly competitive scholarships are available to participants from Least Developed Countries (as per the UN Classification). Some fee discounts also apply, as per the IACA Preferential Treatment Scheme.

For more information and to apply, please click here. The application period closes on 18 March 2019.

Commission Against Corruption of Macao Special Administrative Region visits IACA

A delegation from the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) visited IACA’s premises on 25 January 2019 to explore prospects of furthering practical cooperation with IACA.  The delegation was headed by Mr. André Cheong Weng Chon, Commissioner of the CCAC, and included four other officers of the Commission.

The detailed discussion focused on IACA’s academic degree programmes, open trainings – in particular the upcoming IACA Summer Academy 2019 – as well as tailor-made programmes that can be organized by the Academy.

In accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Government of the PRC decides that the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization applies also to the Macao SAR. China acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in September 2014.

Georgian Ambassador Presents Credentials

On 24 January, H.E. Mr. David DONDUA, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International Organizations in Vienna, presented his credentials to Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA.

Georgia has been a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization since 2015.

GCC delegation visited IACA

A delegation from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretariat based in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as accompanied by representatives of its Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in Vienna visited IACA’s campus on 23 January 2019 to learn about IACA’s work related to anti-corruption education and training.

During the meeting the delegation received an update on, inter alia, IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) - a degree programme for professionals from public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia; and the International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) - a degree programme for professionals from the business sector that starts in January 2019.

Furthermore, the meeting explored other potential areas for cooperation between IACA and the GCC Secretariat, including holding joint events and outreach activities with the GCC Council’s Secretariat and its Member Countries, as well as organizing trainings and other activities at regional level.

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