City HallIACA is now welcoming applications for the 2017 edition of its Anti-Corruption in Local Governance Training, which will take place at the Academy’s Laxenburg campus from 10 to 14 July. The application deadline is 7 April.

The programme gives participants an in-depth understanding of the types and mechanisms of corruption in local government and enhances their capacity to strengthen integrity systems. It includes lectures, case studies, analysis of anti-corruption strategies, and classroom discussions, as well as a study visit to Vienna city hall.

Confirmed lecturers include leading local governance experts Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, a former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia, and Ana Vasilache, an international consultant with extensive experience in anti-corruption capacity-building in local governments across Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

They are both members of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty and have worked together for more than a decade to develop and apply an anti-corruption methodology aimed at creating “islands of integrity” at local level.

Other lecturers will be announced soon.

Anti-Corruption in Local Governance Training is designed for, among others, local politicians, regional government administrators, municipal leaders, anti-corruption agencies’ professionals, experts from ombudsman offices and local anti-corruption organizations as well as governance specialists from development organizations.

Participants learn and share experiences with peers from around the world and subsequently join IACA’s alumni network of anti-corruption and compliance professionals in some 150 countries.

A limited number of highly competitive scholarships are available to citizens of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as defined by the United Nations.

For more information and to apply, click here.