International Anti-Corruption Academy


Laxenburg, Austria

The International Anti-Corruption Academy ( IACA ) is an international organization based in the Lower Austrian town of Laxenburg, 16 km outside the capital city of Vienna located. The Academy sees itself as a major player in the global fight against corruption to which it contributes as a center of excellence in the form of training and continuing education programs. Core mission of the IACA is to provide representatives of the public and private sectors practical know -how in the field of combating corruption. The range of offered by the academy and continuing education programs also includes a post-secondary Master's program.


The International Anti-Corruption Academy ( IACA ) was born on 8 March 2011 with the entry into force of the Agreement Establishing the IACA as an international organization. It is based on a cooperation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC), the Republic of Austria, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Already in the 75th General Assembly held in 2006, the Interpol in Rio de Janeiro was chosen, an anti-corruption academy (AKA ) to establish a training facility for corruption fighters of the 186 member countries of the international police organization.

The founding conference of the IACA was attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki -moon on September 2 2010 in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. More than 1,000 delegates from over 120 UN member states, representatives of international organizations as well as important representatives from the public and private sectors took part. During the conference, 35 UN member states and an international organization signed the IACA Foundation Agreement. Currently, the number of members amounted to 61 (58 UN member states and three international organizations, as of September 11, 2012 ).

Science and teaching

The IACA sees itself as an international center of excellence and competence and shall serve corruption issues as a focal point. She offers seminars, training courses, workshops and a master's degree "Master in Anti -Corruption Studies" for participants of both the private and public sector. On request also customized training programs together with other international organizations, such as Development Programme of the United Nation ( UNDP ) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO), as well as private companies offered. The Academy takes a holistic, interdisciplinary, inter-regional, inter-cultural and inter-sectoral Ansatz.Im framework of the training offered, the problem of corruption is thus considered from different perspectives and taking into account many aspects. The IACA aims to provide decision-makers from the private and public sectors, international organizations and civil society, an international forum for exchange of ideas and exchange of ideas in the field of combating corruption.