The aim of the two-day session was to raise awareness and provide an introduction to anti-corruption issues for the group. The programme included an overview of corruption in today’s environment as well as sessions on collective action and corruption in the media. Lecturers were IACA’s Elena Helmer and Abhishek Bharti, and Anthony Mills, Vienna Correspondent for France 24 and an independent communications and media consultant.
Study visits to the Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Vienna International Centre were also part of the programme.
In September IACA and the Slovak Republic, represented by its Prime Minister, Mr. Robert Fico, signed a Letter of Intent that envisages closer cooperation in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance.
The two sides agreed to develop and implement joint activities, initially for a three-year period, to further empower anti-corruption and compliance professionals at the national and regional levels.
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