In order to participate in the Integrity Academy, public organisations must first submit a specifically designed form and provide general information about their needs regarding the anti-corruption activities. The participants may be divided accordingly: the ones asking for help to improve the effectiveness of integrity and corruption prevention measures and the ones that are devoted to share their knowledge with other participants during webinars, as well as to help them to improve the level of corruption prevention, if there is such a need.
During the next step, the Academy organiser uses a specific methodology, which helps to assess the current situation in the participating organisation and identify possible risks of corruption. The assessment is based on a questionnaire, which consist of several blocks, each of them representing a specific element of anti-corruption system in organisations, e.g. risk management, anti-corruption policy, due diligence, internal audit, public procurement, etc.
In the following step, the submitted answers are analysed, deficiencies in the anti-corruption system of the participating organisations are indicated, and finally, particular external anti-corruption experts who will act as mentors and assist in improving the anti-corruption system are assigned by the Academy organiser.
After one year or any other period agreed, the participants will answer the questionnaire once again. The expectation being that the results would indicate the corruption prevention progress in the organisations by comparing results between the first and second assessments.
Despite the individual work with organisations, webinars are being organised to all participants and other public and private sector representatives on particularly practical anti-corruption topics, such as anti-corruption or gift policy, public procurement, etc. During these webinars, exemplary public institutions are invited to share their expertise according to the selected topic for the event.