IMG 6085 edited webA delegation of 50 border security and management professionals from more than 30 participating States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visited IACA on Monday as part of the Annual Meeting of the OSCE Border Security and Management National Focal Points Network.

While on campus, the group heard a presentation on the Academy’s work by Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary, and took part in an interactive Q&A session with senior IACA faculty and staff.

In addition, Mr. Martin Zapata, a Research Associate in IACA’s Compliance and Collective Action department, participated as a guest expert during a working group on countering corruption in border security and management, which took place at the OSCE’s headquarters in Vienna on 28 March.

The annual meeting was organized by the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department/Border Security and Management Unit.

Last week IACA delivered a tailor-made training for public officials and OSCE representatives from Albania to help strengthen the anti-corruption capacities of that country’s institutions. IACA signed a memorandum of understanding with the OSCE in 2011 and continues to collaborate closely with the organization.