The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international educational organization that delivers education and trainings about cutting-edge methods of countering corruption to the representatives of different national governments and other officials and professionals. The Academy has been active since 2010 and is headquartered in Laxenburg (Austria). There are the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Interpol and the European Anti-Fraud Office among its initiating partners.
IACA has a constituency of 76 UN member states and 4 international organizations. Apart from that, IACA has a wide network of partnering organizations - different international, public and academic entities (OSCE, OAS, Basel Institute on Governance, etc.). IACA has the observer status in the following international organizations and bodies: UN General Assembly, GRECO, International Organization for Migration and ECOSOC.
The IACA main governing bodies are the Assembly of Parties, which is held once a year, and the Board of Governors. The day-to-day management of the Academy is carried out by the dean. The current dean of IACA is Thomas Stelzer.
IACA is a leading international educational, research and resource centre on anti-corruption issues. The Academy:
- has two specialized master programmes: Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (tailored for public officials) and International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (tailored for business professionals);
- holds every year a Summer academy for a wider public from both public and private sectors;
- organizes short-term tailor-made trainings upon request of states and organizations (for instance, for the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea, National Anti-Corruption Commission of Saudi Arabia, National Supervisory Commission of China, etc.).
The Academy has considerable experience in inviting leading foreign scholars and practitioners in anti-corruption to hold lectures in its premises.