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Eighth basic training course for Integrity Officers

After a three-year break, the eighth basic training course of the national Network of Integrity Officers (NIO) could now take place, at Stegersbach, Burgenland Region. There was a great demand for spots to participate in the course.

On 6 March 2023, the time had finally come and the NIO basic training course started with 25 highly motivated participants from a wide range of organisational units.

The curriculum included new content on whistleblowing, responsibilities and tasks of the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) and the Austrian audit institutions (federal/regional) as well as already proven lecture units on corruption prevention, compliance, civil service law, criminal law on corruption, risk management in relation to corruption risks, and value management. The lecturing experts from the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK), the Burgenland Regional Audit Office, the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns, the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Ministry of the Interior placed particular emphasis on the right combination of theory and practice.

All 25 participants successfully completed the eighth NIO basic training course on 10 March 2023.

Following some personnel changes in the Network of Integrity Officers in the past years due to career changes or retirements, the training course also served the purpose of organisational coordination and network expansion. Some new organisations and institutions were welcomed as new members to the Network: ORF, NEUSTART Probation Service Branch, Financial Market Authority, Austrian Labour Inspectorate, and "Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebs-GmbH" as a sub-organisation of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy. Since its founding in 2016, the Network of Integrity Officers (NIO) has now grown to 165 members from almost 80 different administrative organisations and state-related companies.


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Article #: 22582 from Donnerstag, 30. März 2023, 07:07
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