thumb IMG 36951IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, Mr. Martin Kreutner, paid a working visit to Helsinki last week for a series of high-level meetings to explore potential avenues of cooperation between Finland and the Academy.

Mr. Kreutner had discussions with Ms. Paula Risikko, Minister of the Interior, and representatives of the Police Department, National Police Board, and National Bureau of Investigation. The visit also included meetings with senior officials from the Ministry of Justice (Department of Criminal Policy and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control – HEUNI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department for Development Policy), and the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), concerning possible joint activities and other forms of collaboration in anti-corruption and compliance.

Potential areas of cooperation include the sharing of Finnish experiences on anti-corruption with other IACA Parties and partners using the current platforms that IACA provides, as well as developing and organizing training programmes for professionals in Finland and other locations.

During the meetings Mr. Kreutner also shared information on recent institutional developments at IACA, including the new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC).

Finland acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in 2014.