The Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki welcomes you to the Online Summer School “Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives”, a 48.9-hour online live via a simultaneous teleconferencing system, so that the participants will have the chance to interact and participate in the discussion.
The Director of the Programme is Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi, Professor, Law Faculty, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Department of Criminal Law & Criminology. She is also Director of the Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime (Law School AUTH), Director of the Postgraduate Studies “Penal and criminological sciences”, Member of the Legislative Preparatory Committee of the Ministry of Justice for the continuous monitoring of the implementation of the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure and the proposal of amendments (since 2020), Member of the Teaching Staff of the National School for Judges and Prosecutors (since 2000), Nominated Member of the Expert Group of the EU Commission on European Criminal Policy (since 2015), Elected Member of the Council of the European Law Institute (ELI), based in Vienna (since 2013), Nominated Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Law Faculty-University of Vienna (since 2015), Nominated Member of the Board of Trustees of the D. Tsatsos Institute at the University of Hagen (since 2008), Founding Member of the European Criminal Policy Initiative (ECPI) (2008), Founding Member and Coordinator of the Network “Modern Medical Practice, Biomedicine and Law” (2008), Member of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) (since 2007), Founding Member (2005) and President of the Executive Board of the “Research Group of Medical Law and Bioethics” (2015), Member of the Executive Board of the Greek Society of Criminal Law (since 2017).
The aim of the programme is the organisation of a 6-day intensive online course that will focus on ongoing developments of key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc. The classes will focus, inter alia, on the directive on fraud against the EU financial interests, the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Criminal Law Anti-Money Laundering Directive, sanctions by the World Bank & other IFIs, offshore companies, cybermoney, corruption, asset recovery and confiscation, the developments towards an E-Evidence Regulation, tax crime etc.
The purpose of the programme is to enhance the knowledge of its participants in the relevant fields, which are taught by distinguished professors from foreign universities, professors, lecturers and doctors of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as the head of criminal law unit of the European Commission. The summer school aims, apart from deepening the knowledge of the participants in its subjects, to promote the scientific dialogue between law students and young scientists from different countries of the world, with the support of professors from leading European Universities.
The subjects that are taught in the summer school, are of remarkable interest, as they specialise in top issues in the field of financial crime, corruption and money laundering. At the same time, these are topics that have undergone significant developments in recent years. These developments have resulted from the adoption of acts at European Union level (new EU Financial Interest Fraud Directive, new European Public Prosecutor’s Office Regulation, 5th and 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive), but also from the emergence of new ways and means of committing crimes in the fields of financial crime, corruption and money laundering (bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, offshore companies etc.). The enhancement of the knowledge of students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral) and young scientists (young professionals, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) in the field of legal science and other scientific fields related to these developments serves the promotion of lifelong learning.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have knowledge of key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc.
Participant selection & Requirements
This summer school aims at law students, young graduates and professionals with a background in law. Applicants with a background in other disciplines that are relevant to the theme of the summer school will be considered as well. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, they need to be fluent in English, so that they can follow the courses and interact with fellow students.
In order to participate to the programme, all participants must:
►have Internet access
► own an e-mail address
► basic computer skills
It is recommended that all participants have access to a camera and a microphone, though should they not be able to, a text message option will be available to facilitate their participation in our courses.
Applications will be accessed based on merit and order of priority.
All courses are taught online in English.
The course provides participants with:
- Relevant law texts
- Relevant PP presentations and reading materials
- Relevant jurisprudence
Classes will include an introduction to EU Criminal Law, the directive on fraud against the EU financial interests, the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Criminal Law Anti-Money Laundering Directive, sanctions by the World Bank & other IFIs, offshore companies, cybermoney, corruption, asset recovery and confiscation, the developments towards an E-Evidence Regulation, tax crime, judicial cooperation in the EU, etc.
The courses will be taught over 6 days and 3,5 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful participation in the final written examination.
Find the programme here.
Start Date: July 5th, 2021
End of the course: July 10th, 2021
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
For the successful completion of the programme, the participants should:
- have attended all the teaching units. Absences may not exceed 10% of the scheduled training hours.
- have passed the exams in order to be awarded the ECTS Certificate
Participants, who have attended but not completed successfully, will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.
The tuition fee for the 2021 session is € 250,00. It includes tuition, course materials and the certificate of attendance. A special “early bird” fee of € 200,00 is offered to all participants who register before 31st March 2021. Applicants will be informed via e-mail for the payment process and will be required to present the deposit slip.
Candidates submit the application form online here.
Applications are submitted online from 3/2/2021 to 27/6/2021.
Each application has to be accompanied by the following document or copies:
- Law degree, degree in relevant scientific fields or certificate of enrollment at a law school