IMG 7682 2Ms. Karoline Edtstadler, State Secretary at the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior with responsibility for the new government’s anti-corruption agenda, visited IACA on Tuesday for discussions on how to further strengthen mutual cooperation.

The meeting between Ms. Edtstadler and Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary, reaffirmed the strong ties between IACA and the Republic of Austria, which is the organization’s host country and one of its initiating partners.

Talks focused on possible avenues for additional collaboration on projects related to anti-corruption and compliance, including in the context of Austria’s upcoming EU presidency in the second half of 2018.

Other topics of discussion included the strong links between corruption and major national and international issues such as migration, human rights, security, and the financing of terrorism.

Paying her first visit to IACA as State Secretary, Ms. Edtstadler also received an update on IACA’s current activities. These include, among many other examples, the recent Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) classes in Washington, DC and the continuation of IACA’s successful academic cooperation with the University of Vienna.