The ninth edition of the Summer Academy, IACA’s flagship programme, took place from 28 June to 5 July 2019 at its campus in Laxenburg. This intensive programme gathered more than 70 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 34 countries for eight days of lectures, workshops, as well as discussions and interaction with peers and world-leading experts.
The audience included representatives of the public and private sectors, international organizations, academia, media, and civil society. Similarly, the speakers came from a wide variety of leading organizations and institutions, including UNODC, University of Gothenburg, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, France 24, Siemens, Yulchon (Republic of Korea), Accenture, the UN World Food Programme, Warburton Advisers (United States), SOAS University of London, the Supreme Court of Kenya (former Chief Justice), IOM and National Centre for Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption of Malaysia.
This year’s Summer Academy participants now join the IACA alumni association, a worldwide network of more than 1,700 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 161 countries and jurisdictions. Nearly 500 participants from close to 120 countries and jurisdictions have already benefited from the Summer Academy to date.
Since 2015, IACA has been taking the Summer Academy model to various regions around the globe. In the framework of Regional Summer Academies, special attention is devoted to region-specific topics and exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices among the compliance and anti-corruption professionals. A combination of theory with real-world case studies delivered by the internationally renowned professors and practitioners provides fresh insights into regional anti-corruption issues.