DSC 0078 webAnti-corruption and compliance professionals from around 40 countries arrived in Laxenburg/Vienna on Friday for the start of the seventh annual IACA Summer Academy. They come from all regions of the world and work in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, and academia.

The intensive eight-day programme runs until 7 July and approaches corruption from multiple perspectives, including ethics, psychology, law, economics, and other disciplines. Throughout the week participants will discuss and debate with expert lecturers from, among others, the United States of America, Hong Kong (China), Kuwait, South Africa, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and Slovenia.

DSC 0076 webFurther highlights include a teambuilding exercise, an interactive round table discussion on the media and corruption, and excursions to Vienna and the Wachau region of Austria.

In keeping with the overall theme of “Practice meets Science”, the Summer Academy aims to refresh and reinforce professionals’ anti-corruption knowledge, sharpen their practical skills, and bring them valuable new contacts.

Participants will enjoy additional networking opportunities during the 4th IACA Alumni Reunion, which takes place on campus on 6 and 7 July. At the end of the Summer Academy they too will join IACA’s alumni network of anti-corruption and compliance professionals from more than 150 countries and jurisdictions.

DSC 0083 webAmong other trainings at IACA this month are a “Best Of” seminar with Drago Kos, the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery (4 and 5 July), and the fourth Anti-Corruption in Local Governance Training (10 to 14 July). In addition, the 2016 - 2018 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) students return to IACA in late July for the in-class part of their current module.

IACA’s website and social media channels will carry regular updates on all these activities.