International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organisation based in Laxenburg, Austria. It is the first global institution of its kind, dedicated to overcoming current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption and seeking to empower professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.
The Academy offers standardised and tailor-made trainings, academic degree programmes, opportunities for dialogue and networking and anti-corruption think-tank and benchmarking activities. It provides a new, holistic approach to anti-corruption education and research, delivers and facilitates anti-corruption training for practitioners from all sectors of society, and provides technical support and assistance to a wide variety of stakeholders. International cooperation, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and mutual support are fundamental aspects of IACA’s mandate.
The organisation was initiated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Republic of Austria and other stakeholders. It became an international organisation on 8 March 2011 and currently has a constitutency of 79 Parties, including four international organisations. IACA is an observer to the UN General Assembly, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption, the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the International Organisation for Migration, and has explicitly been welcomed by an array of international resolutions.
IACA observes geographical and cultural diversity and seeks broad partnerships with public and private sector institutions, international and non-governmental organisations, and civil society. It works together with these partners to co-organise anti-corruption trainings and participates in other international events as a co-sponsor or expertise provider. In addition, IACA’s Dean, faculty members and senior representatives regularly (guest) lectur and contribute to international anti-corruption consultations and working groups, advisory boards, conferences and meetings.
IACA is governed by Board consisting of 11 members all of whom serve in individual capacity. 9 members are elected members through Assembly of Parties, whereas 2 members are appointed by UNODC and Republic of Austria respectively.