IACA’s 2021 Online Summer Academy Successfully Concluded

The eleventh edition of the Summer Academy, IACA’s flagship programme, took place online.

The programme started on Saturday, 4 September and closed on Friday, 10 September. The programme gathered 59 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 35 countries worldwide for seven days of fruitful discussions and interaction with peers and world-leading experts.

The audience included representatives of the public and private sectors, international organizations, academia, media, and civil society, while the speakers came from a wide variety of leading institutions, such as the University of Gothenburg, Georgetown University Law Center, University of Nottingham, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, University of Lausanne, SOAS University of London, Vienna University of Economics and Business, GAVI – the Vaccine Alliance, Korea Center for Investigative Journalism, and Novartis. This year’s programme was enriched with contemporary issues, pertaining mainly to corruption related to COVID-19 pandemic, where several world leading professionals contributed to the discussion.

This interdisciplinary programme continued the practice of previous editions and blended theory and practice, addressing topical anti-corruption and compliance issues from multiple perspectives: politics, compliance and collective action, integrity and corruption prevention, law, psychology, economics, good governance, and enforcement.

This year’s Summer Academy participants now join the IACA alumni association, a worldwide network of around 3,500 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from more than 160 countries.

Since it began in 2011, the IACA Summer Academy has empowered more than 750 professionals from all corners of the world.

Participation of nationals of Least Developed Countries and IACA State Parties, listed under the World Bank Classification of Countries by Income as the Lower-Middle- and Upper-Middle-Income Economies, was supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

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