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The overall purpose of the course is to guide the user on what corruption is and how to act in accordance with the MFA anti-corruption policy.

Target Groups

This course is mandatory for all employees working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) in Copenhagen and at Missions abroad, as well as advisors and consultants employed by the MFA. The course is also relevant for partners in development cooperation, trade and export promotion.

Please note that some sections of the three modules are specifically designed for certain target groups, as further explained in the Course Overview in Module 1.


Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Be able to explain the importance of the topic and acknowledge why the course is mandatory
  • Understand basic terminology
  • Understand causes and effects of corruption
  • Understand how corruption can be measured
  • Understand the national and international framework for addressing corruption
  • Understand the main approaches and pillars of anticorruption in development cooperation
  • Be able to act in corrupt environments and apply the MFA Anti-corruption Code of Conduct.
  • Know where and how to report suspicion or evidence of irregularities and cases of corruption
  • Be able to detect and mitigate anti-corruption risks in their daily work
  • Know about how to apply the zero tolerance policy in relation to Trade Council work
  • Know about roles and responsibilities of MFA staff working with multilateral organisations


The course consists of 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Corruption Forms and Manifestations
  • Module 2: Anti-corruption
  • Module 3: Living and Working in a Corrupt Environment, incl. group work case




Approx. 2 hours, not including case work (please see more specific learning times for different target groups in the Welcome section in Module1). 

Access and signup

The course is open for self-registration on Campus, the Danish state sector’s unified learning solution.

Please contact to gain access to Campus and the course. Please remember to state why you need access to the course and if you have any association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.