National Anti-Corruption Strategy

The Austrian National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), adopted by the Austrian Council of Ministers on 31 January 2018, provides a framework for all measures taken to prevent and combat corruption.

It was developed under the direction of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, in particular the Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK), and the Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders from public administration, civil society, and business. Various topics related to corruption prevention had been discussed in the framework of ten expert panels organized by the BAK. The content of these discussions was then condensed and taken as a basis for the formulation of the NACS.

At the heart of the strategy are the commitment to integrity, the willingness to cooperate at national and international levels, the promotion of integrity, especially in public administration, and the implementation of awareness-raising measures in the public and private sector.

The strategy comprises the promotion of integrity and prevention of corruption in all sectors, ranging from public administration to the business sector and civil society. On the basis of this strategy, the Action Plan 2019-2020, which will consist of specific measures, is being prepared. In accordance with the NACS, the Action Plan is divided into the sections "Prevention” and "Law Enforcement”. The six sub-categories of the section "Prevention” provide a better overview of this vast field and define priorities that will be adjusted to current developments every two years.


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Article #: 15752 from Donnerstag, 12. April 2018, 14:00
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