From 12 to 13 February 2015 the IRZ organised the international conference "Legal Arrangements of foreign Countries in the Sphere of Civil Service and Counteraction of Corruption" in cooperation with the newly founded Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Counteraction of Corruption of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The conference focussed on international best practices in the fight against corruption and the practical consequences of these practices in Kazakhstan. There was a particular interest in the German contributions. The German experts participating in the conference were J├╝rgen Maurer, former Vice President of the Federal Criminal Police Office, and Bijan Nowrousian from the Public Prosecutor's Office in Kiel, who gave six presentations at the conference altogether and thus gave a comprehensive insight into the fight against corruption in Germany.

Apart from representatives of the Kazakh Prosecutor General's Office, the Regional Court of Kostanay and regional security and administrative authorities, speakers from the EU, Transparency Kazakhstan, UNDP and the US Embassy took part in the conference. A follow-up conference is planned for this year in Germany in cooperation with the Kazakh Anti-Corruption Agency and the Academy for Public Administration.