DSC 0301The 2018 edition of the renowned IACA Summer Academy is now open for applications from anti-corruption and compliance professionals around the world. The programme will take place from 29 June to 6 July 2018 at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg, Austria.

 As in previous years, this eighth Summer Academy will examine trends and practices on the global anti-corruption agenda and provide participants with tools for bridging the gap between theory and practice.

According to Justine Kasoma from the Governance and Civil Society Programme at GIZ Uganda, who took part in the 2017 Summer Academy, “It was an amazing experience with many participants from around the world, diverse experiences and professors sharing very useful knowledge. The opportunities this IACA programme provided for networking and partnering on the anti-corruption agenda cannot be overlooked.”

Since its debut in 2011, the interdisciplinary programme has attracted almost 500 professionals from more than 110 countries.

Delivered by leading international academics and practitioners in the field of anti-corruption and compliance, the Summer Academy is a unique milieu for learning, incorporating lectures, a roundtable discussion, and other interactive activities.

“Practice meets Science” is the overall theme of the Summer Academy. The diverse professional backgrounds and cross-sectoral experience of the expert lecturers give participants an excellent opportunity to expand their knowledge and further strengthen their hands-on skills in an international environment.

Scott Davison (UK), Country Sales Manager at Hertz Equipment Rental, Middle East & North Africa, also participated in last year’s programme. “Initially, I doubted my ability to match the other candidates, but I am now driven to seek a career in compliance. You (IACA) provided me with the tools, motivation, and learning platform to see that my goal of becoming a certified compliance professional was definitely achievable,” he said.

Participants benefit from stimulating high-quality peer discussion and subsequently join IACA’s alumni network of more than 1,500 anti-corruption and compliance professionals in over 150 countries and jurisdictions.

Professionals with a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, civil society, and academia are encouraged to apply.

Some fee discounts and scholarships are available.

For more information and to apply, click here. The application period will close on 19 March 2018.