Representatives of non-EU partner countries in the ICMPD’s Prague Process on migration visited IACA on Wednesday to discuss the importance of combating corruption in this area and learn more about the Academy’s work.
The group, led by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), gave an update on the Prague Process, which aims to promote migration partnerships among the countries of the European Union, Schengen Area, Eastern Partnership, Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russian Federation, and Turkey.
Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, briefed the group on the organization’s current and upcoming activities, including its two master’s programmes. Among the many activities of IACA in 2017 and beyond, he also highlighted the organization’s second tailor-made training for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners from Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Member States – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation – which will take place on campus from 2 to 4 October.
The ICMPD became a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in 2011 and the two institutions continue to collaborate closely. In October 2016 Ms. Gabriela Abado, the ICMPD’s Deputy Director General, was a speaker at an IACA-OECD side event in Vienna on the links between organized crime, terrorism, and corruption.