IACA is currently delivering its thirteenth anti-corruption tailor-made training of 2016 and its second this year for vigilance officers from India. The 20 professionals on campus represent several public-sector institutions, including the Central Vigilance Commission of the Republic of India and Indian Railways.
The two-week programme in Laxenburg covers, among other topics, corruption and money-laundering, the role of leadership in combating corruption, organizational integrity, ethical decision-making, fraud prevention, national and international legal instruments against corruption, and whistle-blower protection. Study visits to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Vienna City Hall are also part of the training.
Sessions are delivered by internationally renowned experts, many of whom are frequent IACA visiting faculty. They include Drago Kos (Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery), Georg Krakow (Baker & McKenzie), Mushtaq Khan (SOAS, University of London), Jeroen Maesschalck (Leuven Institute of Criminology), Samira Musayeva (UNCITRAL), Georg Florian Grabenweger (Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior), Jane Ley (US State Department), and Johannes Schnitzer (Schnitzer Law).
Several IACA faculty are also sharing their expertise: Martin Kreutner, the Academy’s Dean and Executive Secretary, Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, a visiting expert at IACA, and senior staff members Elena Helmer, Jongsam Yang, Yoojin Choi, Eduard Ivanov, Martin Zapata, and Abhishek Bharti.
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. In February this year, the Academy delivered a similar training for another group of senior vigilance officers from India.