ENFCO - Anticorruption across Europe

“Quo vadis, Anti-Corruption?”


Date: 30th November 2022

On 30th November, Compliance Institute hosted ENFCO's 1st Webinar “Quo vadis, Anti-Corruption?”. Martin Kreutner, International Counsel, Dean Emeritus, International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) delivered an informative presentation on the conundrum of and the state of play in global (anti) corruption. The webinar had attendance from compliance professionals across Europe, the recording of this webinar is available to view below.

ENFCO (The European Network for Compliance Officers) is a network of not-for-profit associations for in-house compliance professionals across Europe. The organisation facilitates the cooperation and communication between the participating associations and their members in the best spirit of a European Community.

ENFCO’s mission is to:

facilitate the cooperation and communication on compliance between the European compliance associations;

promote and strengthen the professionalisation and the occupational profile of compliance professionals;

and help improve the economic and institutional environment.

ENFCO now has members from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, and this is expected to grow.  Not only has the organisation grown in terms of members but the structures have also been reorganised. Following the example of the European Council, it was decided to have a rotating presidency every 6 months.

The first presidency is currently being held by Austria.

Roman Sartor, President of ENFCO, Co-Founder of the Austrian Compliance Officer Association (ÖCOV), publisher of several Compliance books and articles plus, co-Editor of Compliance Praxis.

Webinar Outline: “Quo vadis, Anti-Corruption?”

The conundrum of and the state of play in global (anti)corruption:

The international heydays of anticorruption (AC) seem to be exhausted and gone;

Apparently, human and political trust is eroding globally; and

New initiatives and projects are presented here and there.

Roman Sartor, President of ENFCO 

Co-Founder of the Austrian Compliance Officer Association (ÖCOV)

Publisher of several Compliance books and articles

Co-Editor of Compliance Praxis

Speaker: Martin Kreutner,

Mr. Martin Kreutner is a renowned and widely recognized International Counsel in Anti-Corruption & Compliance, International Affairs and the International System.

He is the Dean Emeritus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), holding a Magisteriuris degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Innsbruck (AUT), and a Master’s degree in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester (UK).

Among his various functions, Mr. Kreutner is/was a senior anti-corruption evaluator/advisor for, inter alia, the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), Transparency International, and the World Bank; member of Interpol’s International Expert Group on Corruption (IGEC); Head of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs, Chairperson of the Austrian Supreme Disciplinary Tribunal and Member of the Austrian Federal Appeals Tribunal; President of the (Council of Europe) Network European Partners Against Corruption, and the EU’s European Anticorruption Contact Point Network (EPAC/EACN).

He frequently lectures on (anti-)corruption, compliance, the Rule of Law, international (humanitarian) law, and the International System at numerous universities, academies, and educational institutions around the world.

He is co-editor of the Compliance Praxis magazine, member of the Expert Council of Business Circle-ComplianceNow!, and author of many articles, papers, and publications on (anti-)corruption, compliance, the international system, and security issues.

Both in 2014 and 2015, Mr. Kreutner was recognized by Ethisphere (USA) as one of 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for his efforts to combat corruption as well as his efforts to improve human welfare worldwide.